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Joint Base Andrews News

NEWS | Feb. 22, 2019

Airmen & Airwaves

By Senior Airman Alyssa D. Van Hook 11th Wing Public Affairs

Cable and antenna systems technicians with the 89th Communication Squadron here are responsible for the maintenance of the 65 antenna systems across JBA and two additional remote locations, valued at $27 million. The 89th CS supplies mission support for the Air Force High Frequency Global Communications System, Navy Nuclear Command and Control, and NASA/SpaceX. During a normal work week, antenna systems technicians climb working structures, monitor the status of cables and ensure that antennas are operational -- all within mandatory safety parameters.