Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 5 1983, Page 7

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 5, 1983, Tokyo, JapanThursday May 5, 1983 Pacific Pacific stars and stripes Pacific to get satellite network it a a a of he Uttmi Hgt is a by Dave Ornauer ass sports writer Tokyo the american forces radio an television service s to satellite network sat net will begin far East operations in August says Jim Randall chief of production for Amer ican forces Korea is scheduled to go on line for Afan in about three months according to Randall who says the far East network Philippines will soon follow. It is Uncertain when sat net will reach Fen outlets in Japan or Okinawa. The estimated Date that sat net comes on Linein Japan is unknown but we Hope it won t be too Long before we can set up Earth stations armed forces information service systems Engineer Frank Mortensen contacted in Washington told Pacific stars and stripes. End of August Mortensen added that the target Date for openings net operations in Korea and the Philippines is the end of facilities when they re hooked into sat net will no longer have to worry whether programs might be preempted because a Commer Cial broadcasting company outbid arts for satellite time. The sat net relay will be totally dedicated to arts. As an occasional user of the Only Pacific Region satellite available for to transmissions from the states arts must stand in line behind 40 or More satellite contractors to gain broadcast time. The Cost of that precious time roughly $5,000 per hour is sometimes More than the government can afford says Randall. As it stands now Randall said if i want Athree hour Block for a baseball game in april i have to stand in line with 40 people maybe More and try to get a specific time Block on the satellite committed. And if a news service has it. If business company has bought it for any purpose it s not available and i can t get sat net our own satellite we will have 24-hour same will hold True for Fen Philippines. Sat net will bring with it network news information specials news features some current daily and weekly entertainment and full comple ments of weekend sports Randall said. Bases in Japan must record and replay satellite broadcasts later that Day in the Tokyo area and pass the event by cassette to Down line stations i Iwakuni Misawa Casebo and Okinawa. As an occasional user of the Only Pacific Region a drawing of the satellite deployed by the space shuttle challenger. Satellite available for to transmissions from the states arts must stand in line behind 40 or More satellite contractors to gain broadcast time. The Cost of that precious time roughly $5,000 per hour is sometimes More than the government can afford says production managers around the Pacific ask arts for lists of upcoming events to plan i Advance and offer advice on what the local audiences might want to local commercial to outlets also look for major satellite events and sometimes outbid arts. Frustrations sometimes occur when As an even reaches its Climax the satellite picture disappears because another customer has bought the satellite time. The great majority of events make their Way tothe Pacific in what s called a priority package of programming such As that which goes to Remote Sites of Palgon san Mountain in Korea Wake Island off Japan Camp John Hay in the philippine Sand aboard ships All Over the Pacific area. That too will become a thing of the past once sat net hits the air in the Pacific. We will have Channel that we can always get into Randall said. Guam and Hawaii have Fen detachments but mostly for radio and videotape operations. Guam a . Territory receives commercial to from the states. Diego Garcia some 2,500 Miles East of Africa inthe Indian Ocean began receiving sat net on dec. 21, 1982.ships in the Indian Ocean Are getting sat net via a tape dubbing Center at the Diego Garcia arts outlet an Fen official in Tokyo said. Talks continue a preliminary agreement has been reached wit the government of Japan but talks continue Over the location and numbers of Earth stations to replaced not Only on the main japanese Island of Honshu which hosts most major . Installations in Japan but also Okinawa which holds some 23,000 marines and 9,000 air Force personnel. For now until sat net comes on line satellite events will continue to arrive from the states As budgeting and time allow. Acaf head set to retire it. Gen. Arnold Braswell by Nevin Pratt or. Ass staff writer Tokyo it. Gen. Arnold Braswell who has commanded the Pacific air forces since june 8, 1981, has announced his plans for retirement effective aug. 1, 1983.nominated for retirement by president Reagan Braswell will be relinquishing com Mand of More than 34,000 air Force operational and support personnel at eight major bases and 87 facilities throughout Japan South Korea the Philippines and replacement has not yet been announced. A graduate of the . Military Academy West Point n.y., the general brings to a close 39 years of military the korean War the Minden la., native flew 155 combat missions out of both Taegu a and Kimpo a South the . Air Force Academy opened at Lowry fab colo., in 1955, Braswell Comman ded one of the four original Cadet squadrons. While attending the National War College a fort Mcnair the general earned his master s degree in business administration from George Washington University. He began a tour of duty in Vietnam in july1967 As the director of plans 7th air Force Saigon. While assigned there he flew another 40combat missions mostly in f-4 phantoms. A command Pilot Braswell has logged More than 4,500 flying hours most of these in Jet assuming the Acaf command the general was the commander of the air Force element to the rapid deployment joint task major award decorations include the distinguished service medal with one Oakleaf Cluster the defense Superior service medal the legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster the distinguished flying Cross and the air medal with four Oak Leaf general has not announced his retirement plans

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