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Cable Airmen from Mississippi wire TF-Southeast's new joint ops center

Task Force-Southeast Defense Support to Civil Authorities

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nick Hallman, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron cable technician stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., installs cable inside of the newly-established Joint Operations Center for Task Force-Southeast (TF-SE) at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 30, 2020. Deployed as part of U.S. Army North, TF-SE provides defense support of civil authorities in Federal Emergency Management Agency regions III and IV on behalf of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response. TF-SE will provide medical, planning, communication, transportation and logistics support. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)

Task Force-Southeast Defense Support to Civil Authorities

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nick Hallman, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron cable technician stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., installs cable inside of the newly-established Joint Operations Center for Task Force-Southeast at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 30, 2020. Deployed as part of U.S. Army North, TF-SE provides defense support of civil authorities in Federal Emergency Management Agency regions III and IV on behalf of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response. TF-SE will provide medical, planning, communication, transportation and logistics support. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)

Task Force-Southeast Defense Support to Civil Authorities

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Caleb Chancellor, front, Senior Airman Caleb Ellis, middle, and Staff Sgt. Cole Smith, back, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron cable technicians stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., install cables inside the newly-established Joint Operations Center for the Task Force-Southeast at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 30, 2020. Deployed as part of U.S. Army North, TF-SE provides defense support of civil authorities in Federal Emergency Management Agency regions III and IV on behalf of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response. TF-SE will provide medical, planning, communication, transportation and logistics support. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)

Task Force-Southeast Defense Support to Civil Authorities

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Caleb Ellis, 85th Engineering Installation Squadron cable technician stationed at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., installs cable inside of the newly-established Joint Operations Center for the Task Force-Southeast at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 30, 2020. Deployed as part of U.S. Army North, TF-SE provides defense support of civil authorities in Federal Emergency Management Agency regions III and IV on behalf of the Department of Defense’s COVID-19 response. TF-SE will provide medical, planning, communication, transportation and logistics support. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, is providing military support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help communities in need. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --

Airmen with the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, recently set up the Joint Operations Center for Task Force-Southeast at Shaw AFB, S.C.

They set up 10 miles of cable and more than 300 end-user drops, completing a three-week project in one week and saving the Department of Defense over $300,000 in costs.

The JOC will serve as the hub for TF-SE as they assist in the Defense Support to Civil Authorities in response to COVID-19 within FEMA Regions III & IV.