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By: U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Franklin J. Perkins, Courtesy: US Air Force
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Digital European Backbone decommissioning
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Digital European Backbone decommissioning
ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England -- Staff Sgts. Casey Helmer and Dustin Hemingway remove a wave guide as part of the Digital European Backbone's decommissioning. The backbone consisted of 17 sites in England and others throughout Europe forming a network of radio sites. A new system, using government-owned and -leased fiber-optic cabling technology, will allow voice, video and data transfer at higher rates. The airmen are assigned to the 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron at Kapaun Air Station, Germany.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Franklin J. Perkins
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World War II had been over for two years and the Korean War lay three years ahead when the Air Force ended a 40-year association with the U.S. Army to become a separate service. The Department of the Air Force was created when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947.
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