504th Signal Battalion
The 504th Signal Battalion is a totally mobile unit headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Primary provider of rapid-deployment tactical communications anywhere in the world. Using satellite, microwave, cable and tropospheric scatter, the brigade is capable of providing service to units no matter where they are in the world. The brigade provides both long distance and local service.
The 504th Signal Battalion installs communications-electronics and automation systems worldwide. This global mission encompasses a variety of communications media, which include line-of-sight microwave, satellite earth stations, fiber-optic cable systems, and telephone exchange equipment. The battalion also installs a variety of data and automation systems and equipment. Battalion personnel accomplish their mission through a travel-intensive program while assigned to the organization. Their work, almost exclusively at places outside the Fort Huachuca area, keeps most members of the battalion on the road approximately two-thirds of their tour with the unit. In addition to installation responsibilities and requirements, the 504th also de-installs obsolete systems and rehabilitates others under various system upgrade and modification programs.
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