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Hilltop Times NEWS July 3, 1991 r Final phase 4 ",i hii'I a VT; A " fT This artist's concep- r. tion shows what the 1881st Communications-C- omputer "" Sys- S!T tems Group building ':::r::SrrMil . " ."""-Hi- i will look like once its new addition, the Consolidated Telecommunication Facility, is completed. . 2ll ew fceDflofiy bHGDgjs ings, the 18Clst by Donna Davis C-CS- G will be in only five different locations once the CTF is complete. Only those specialty func- Hilltop Times staff writer r After nearly a wait, the tions requiring a remote location, such r Communications-Compute1881st as air traffic controllers, will be left Systems Group has cleared the final outside Bldg. 891 and the CTF. hurdle to complete its integration. The CTF will have its own front A 52,000 square foot addition to door, but will connect to Bldg. 891. Bldg. 891 will bring under a single roof The building is located just south of nearly 85 percent of the group work the West Gate. The job control and network control force. be "To scattered across the base is center functions will be integrated in a distinct disadvantage," said Roger the new facility. "Currently, commuArnold, the computer program mana- nications hardware outages, such as ger who oversees the construction con- radars and radio systems, are all tract for the new Consolidated reported to job control. Computer Telecommunication Facility. "The problems are handled through the benefits of constructing the CTF are NCC. Those two functions are in the increased effectiveness of the organi- process of integration," said Ed Rowe, network control center chief. "When zation, and it saves money." Scattered over 14 different build the CTF is complete we'll have more two-yea- Continued from Page 1 University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. After graduation, Colonel Smith entered Officer Training School and was commissioned a second lieutenant in January 1967. He completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College in 1979 as a distinguished graduate, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 1985. The colonel also attended the Air Force Institute gjtrotujp tfcgje,ii,lhiir' space and a more workable environp ment for the shop we're creating now." "We'll have more efficient operations in general. For example, we are a case where effective security is paramount because we need to safeguard the data we handle for customers, in addition to our own security. The security advantages to a consolidated facility are obvious," Arnold said. "We'll also be able to train people more efficiently." Moving the classified computer function into the CTF means that duplicate operations are minimized because the same operators and staff can be used to do necessary functions now going on at each different site, Rowe said. The Base Message Distribution one-sto- 306th Bombardment Wing, McCoy AFB, Fla. Other assignments the colonel has had include Royal Thai AFB, Thailand; Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Offutt AFB, Neb.; 7th U-Tap- ao Bombardment Wing, Carswell AFB, Texas; 43rd Or- ganizational Maintenance Squadron, Andersen AFB, Guam; and, 509th Bombardment Wing, Pease AFB, N.H. During his tenure with the 416th Bombardment Wing, Griffiss AFB, N.Y., the maintenance complex of Technology at Wright-Patterso- n AFB, Ohio, was selected as the best in the Air Force for 1985 where he graduated with distinction in 1976 with a and the best in the Department of Defense for 1986. In May 1987, Colonel Smith became chief, Product master of science degree in logistics management. In 1989, the colonel attended the Executive Manage- Quality and Reliability Division, Oklahoma City ment Program at Penn State University. ALC, Tinker AFB, Okla. He became chief, PropulAfter commissioning as a second lieutenant, he at- sion Division at Tinker in December 1987 before astended the Aircraft Maintenance Officer Course at suming his present position. Colonel Smith's military decorations and awards Chanute AFB, 111., graduating in September 1967. After graduation, his first assignment was with the include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritori Center, telephone operators and Outside Plant, Cable and Radio Maintenance capabilities will also locate in the CTF addition. The project, designed in July 1989, was caught in the Defense Department moratorium on all projects fund- ed through the Military Construction Program. After several extensions of the moratorium, the bid advertisement was finally released in February and bids opened in April. The project is expected to be completed late next summer. The CTF facility package was approved by the secretary of the Air Force in June after a construction prohibition was modified in May to allow projects not overseas, in the Washington, D.C. area, or on a base closure list to go forward. ous Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster and the Air Force Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters. He was promoted to colonel on Nov. 1, 1984, with the same date of rank. Colonel Smith is married to the former Deborah Berry of Red Bay, Ala. Mrs. Smith is a public affairs officer assigned to the Directorate of Environ- mental Management. officers were nominated for promotion to brigadier general. They include: Cols. Eugene L. Tattini, assistant deputy chief of staff for plans and programs, Headquarters, AFLC, Wright-PattersoAFB, and Charles R. Heflebower, deputy director for bases and units, deputy chief of staff, productivity and programs, HQ, USAF, Washington, D.C. Colonel Heflebower is the former commander of the 388th Tactical Fighter Wing. Forty-on- e n KEnsicniEFi Rulos prohibit personal cells Base personnel, civilian and military, are reminded that the telephones on base are to be used to conduct government business only. The Hilltop Times recently received classified ads containing base extensions to be called in response to the ads. This constitutes use of government telephones for personal business and is prohibited by regulation. As a result, classified ads listing base telephone extensions will no longer be accepted by the Hilltop Times. 2 employees refiro 1 in Twelve employees opted for retirement in May: Norman L. Canada, DEMBM, 37 years Dennis F. Knight, LAMRAC, 27 years William L. Larsen, LAOCC, 25 years f.lay Kyle L. Odekirk, LAOPSD, 9 years Elvin E. Stokes, LIRCA, 29 years Verna B. McGraw, LITBC, 24 years Billie F. Winter, LIWXM, 35 years Byron L. Worster, LMAG, 28 years William M. Jones, SGB, 36 years Ival O. 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