An airman assigned to the 225th Combat Communications Squadron, Martin Air National Guard Station, Gadson, Alabama, tightens down bolts that hold the reflector sections for the Ground Mobile Forces (GMF) Satellite Terminal in place. The 225th arrived today at Logan Heights in El Paso, Texas. When operational, the GMF will provide communications links for FORSCOM (Forces Command) during ROVING SANDS '97. ROVING SANDS is a multinational effort and is the largest military exercise on United States soil that allows training in a joint environment to hone command and control procedures and integrate new systems in Theater and Air Missile Defense
The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ROVING SANDS Base: Logan Heights State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: ALABAMA AIR NATIONAL GUARD Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James D. Mossman, USAF Release Status: Released to Public.