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Region 8
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota
South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming

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Welcome to the AF MARS Region 8 web site.

AFA8JD / AFR8C Region MARS Director

AFA8SO /AFD8C Deputy Region MARS Director

Please check our pages for on-going updates.

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23 January 2018 @ 2012 Z
The Wednesday morning 8IX1 (Eight India X-RAY One) net designator has been changed to 8JX1 (Eight Juliet X-RAY One) and is now a joint service net with Army MARS.

(9 April 2017 @ 1931 Zulu)
AF MARS frequency matrix revision 9K, dated 8 April 2017.

  • A frequency sharing agreement exists between Regions 8 and 10. Region 8 may use all Region 10 frequencies EXCEPT R05, which is a dedicated Region 10 long haul frequency. Region 10 may use all Region 8 frequencies.
  • Contact your State MARS Director for the updated frequency information.
  • (30 January 2018 @ 2018 Zulu)
    Region 8 HF Net Schedule in PDF format.
    Due to some shared frequencies, the Region 10 Net Schedule Rev H, in XLS format (spreadsheet) is available for coordination purposes.

    Region Billets

    Congradulation to the following stations on their Billet assignment:

    AFA8SO/AFD8C - Deputy Region MARS Director

    AFA8RG/AFR8E - Region Emergency Coordinator

    AFA8RG/AFR8X - Region Exercise Coordinator

    AFA8RG/AFR8T - Region Training Manager

    AFA8TP/AFR8V - Region VHF Coordinator

    Volunteers are needed to fill the following vacent Region Billets:

  • Records Manager
  • Voice Network Manager
  • Digital Network Manager (may be combined with Voice Network manager)
  • Technical Services Manager
  • If you are interested in being assigned to any of these Billets, please send the Region Director your MARS Resume listing your qualifications. Refer to MOI section 1.5, starting on page 29 for the Billet duties and responsibilities. These Billets need to filled as soon as possible!

    The Daylight/Standard Time change information page has been updated to include the years 2020-2025.

    Webmaster note: Additional information will be posted as it changes, or becomes available.

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