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U.S.A.F. MARS

8th Communications Wing

Air Force Auxiliary

Providing the Reins of Command - In Emergencies

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Welcome to the 8th Communications Wing web site.

JD Weiss AFA8JD / AFW8C Wing Commander

Steve Olson AFA8SO /AFW8D Deputy Wing Commander

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(28 July 2019 @ 2211 Zulu)
AF MARS is restructuring to align with the Air Force Structure and Nomenclature. Partial implementation is ongoing, with full implementation scheduled for 1 January 2020.

(27 March 2018 @ 2247 Zulu)
The Wednesday evening NDAX1 Admin net is reduced to 30 minuets. A new Region Net 8TX1 has been added and follows the NDAX1 net. The Thursday morning 8TX1 net has been renamed 8TX2. See the net updated schedule.

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

  • A frequency sharing agreement exists between the 8th and 10th Communications Wings. The 8th Communications Wing may use all of the 10th Communications Wing frequencies EXCEPT R05, which is a dedicated Wing 10 long haul frequency. The 10th Communications Wing may use all 8th Communications Wing frequencies.
  • Contact your Group Commander for frequency information.
  • (27 March 2018 @ 2247 Zulu)
    8th Communications Wing HF Net Schedule in PDF format.
    Due to shared frequencies, the 10th Communications Wing Net Schedule Rev H, in XLS format (spreadsheet) is available for coordination purposes.

    8th Communications Wing Billets

    Congratulations to the following stations on their Billet assignment:

    AFA8SO/AFW8D - Deputy Wing Commander

    AFA8RG/AFW8E - Wing Emergency Coordinator

    AFA8RG/AFW8P - Wing Plans and Exercise Coordinator

    AFA8RG/AFW8T - Wing Training Manager

    AFA8TP/AFR8V - Wing VHF Coordinator

    Volunteers are needed to fill the following vacant Wing 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 Wing Commander your MARS Resume listing your qualifications. Refer to the MOI for the Billet duties and responsibilities. These Billets need to be 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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