#TrainingTuesday: @173rdAbnBde & @USAfricaCommand train together on expeditionary SATCOM systems
VICENZA, Italy -- U.S. Army Signal Soldiers from the 509th Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade, the 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Army Africa came together for a training session on expeditionary satellite communications systems Feb. 13, 2017 on Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy. Led by the 509th Signal Battalion, the training increased the Soldiers' knowledge of expeditionary communications assets and better prepared them to support mission command in a dynamic environment across both Europe and Africa. The training focused on the Tampa Microwave with 65cm SATCOM Terminal and also included a demonstration of Panther SATCOM Terminal. The training was divided into two sessions -- the morning session consisted of classroom training that provided an overview of system capabilities, configurations and setup procedures, followed by the afternoon session outside to practice t...