39th Communications Squadron

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chad Humphries, 39th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician, tests the voice and networking signals on a 66 punch down block using a tone tester set.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chad Humphries, 39th Communications Squadron cyber transport technician, tests the voice and networking signals on a 66 punch down block using a tone tester set. The 66 block connects the end users to the telephone systems' main distribution hub on base, while the tone tester checks for connectivity or inconsistencies in the connection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)


The 39th CS is responsible for critical command and control systems on base. The squadron maintains air traffic control systems, weapons storage area security systems, and secure and non-secure networks for more than 3,500 users.

The unit's support includes base telephone service, computers, handheld radios, cable television and communications project management.

The squadron also ensures smooth operation of the data automation center, switchboard and flightline communications. The squadron's system control facility serves as a major defense communications system hub with approximately 150 long-haul circuits, which provide a gateway for voice, data and video services to the Global Information Grid.

The unit's infrastructure office provides system and network control of the multimillion dollar base communication infrastructure, supporting 146 buildings and more than 1,200 customers.

(Current as of March 2013)