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High-tech tent is site for major military exercise

Industry News | February 15, 2011 | By:

A high-tech tent erected at Mayport Naval Station near Jacksonville, Fla., is headquarters for a military exercise to coordinate major responses.

One of only six units in the U.S. military, the tent has its own power source along with connections to the Internet, a satellite television and a radio capable of talking to the Pentagon or a ship at sea. The Deployable Joint Command and Control tent facility can be deployed anywhere in the world in hours, Army Captain Michael Senft told the The Florida Times-Union. Senft commands the 16 soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and civilians who erect and maintain the tent. Read more at

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