Attached are photos of Governor Calvo’s tour of the Regional Hub Node last week
RHN provides international communications capabilities for regional safety and information
JULY 27, 2012
Governor Eddie Baza Calvo met with high-ranking officials from the 516th Signal Brigade and 58th Signal Battalion last week during their visit to the Army Regional Hub Node (RHN)-Guam.  The RHN is located at the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station at NCTS in Dededo. The Guam RHN is one of five major expeditionary communications nodes for the U.S. Army, which was just made fully functional this past June.
“Even with the delay of the buildup, there is still movement in this part of the world,” said Governor Calvo. “Guam is a key, strategic location in the Pacific connecting the other four RHN’s throughout the world with necessary information.”
The RHN is an extension of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Global Information Grid. It provides immediate access to information and services and enhances communications capabilities for military operations. Additionally, it is postured to provide support for responses to natural disasters in the region.
Governor Calvo met with COL Scott Baer, Commander of the 516th SIG BDE, LTC Bert Shell, Commander of the 58th Signal Battalion, Mr. Kirk Broussard, SATCOM PM, 58th Signal Battalion, and CW2 Steven Rojas, RHN OIC, 58th Signal Battalion. Members of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Naval forces were present. The tour consisted of a walk through tour of satellite terminals and the data center where information is received, transmitted, and stored.
“The RHN is really a valuable asset to Guam and the entire Pacific region,” Governor Calvo states. “This quick access to information is an important component to the safety and well-being of Guamanians and American forces throughout the Asia-Pacific. I thank the hard working men and women in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, and their collaborative efforts to keep Guam, and the nation safe and ready.”
For more information, please contact Raymond D. Gibson at 475-9309.

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