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Communications-Electronics Command hosts world-wide exercise, Aberdeen Proving Ground TODAY

June 26, 2012

By CECOM Release

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), the CECOM Software Engineering Center, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Materiel Enterprise partners will hold Media Day at the 19th Annual Joint Users Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE) today, June 26, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, one of 40 participant sites. This year's Combatant Command sponsor is U.S. Army Strategic Command.

The exercise taking place from June 11-29, is a national and global exercise supporting Combatant Commands, services and agencies inside and outside of the Department of Defense, including local civil authorities. JUICE's key objective is to validate interoperability among key Joint tactical and strategic communications systems in preparation for the Global Information Grid transition to Unified Capabilities and ensure NATO and Coalition interoperability. This venue provides joint and Reserve military participants the chance to leverage training on the latest fielded equipment prior to deployment, in a real-world tactical environment without disturbing the operations tempo. The lessons learned from JUICE will directly impact field operations and contribute to communications mission success on a global scale.

This year's theme is 'Unified Capabilities for the Battlefield of the Future' focusing on the information sharing from multiple sources to give our warfighters a competitive edge. JUICE 12 will feature setting up command and control posts, crypto modernization efforts, and ground and air radio communications in remote environments.

Managed from APG, the event participants work in concert with approximately 800-1000 Department of Defense personnel and Coalition partners to evaluate new and emerging technologies in an environment mirroring real-time battle field environments. Also leveraging this opportunity are our industry partners as they prepare to meet the future needs of the Army and participate in the next iteration of Network Integration Evaluation, 13.1.

Media Day, scheduled for June 26, will include a brief about the exercise's activities; a tour around the JUICE grounds and activities.

News desk note: If you would like to attend this event, please arrive at Aberdeen Proving Ground's visitor's center (Route 715 gate off of route 40) no later than 8:30 a.m. To access the installation, you will be required to submit a driver's license and vehicle registration, proof of insurance and building number to which you are visiting. (Bldg. 6010).


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