213th Engineering and 105th Communications Members Upgrade Information Technology
By CMSgt Stephen Thorenz, 213thE&I, 105thComm Flight
/ Published January 22, 2021
West Point, NY --
Members of the 213th Engineering Installation Squadron and the 105th Communications Flight, provided critical Information Technology support to the West Point Military Academy from 4-9 January 2021.
Col Edward Teague, the chief information officer; was challenged to provide expanded services to facilities that would be used for quarantine of cadets returning from holiday break. These buildings required a higher demand of bandwidth to allow cadets in quarantine the ability to maintain high academic tempo remotely. This posed a challenge since the three facilities had minimal service and the project had a tight timeline.
The 213th Engineering Installation Squadron was contacted due to their ability to provide rapid resolutions under unique situations. The unit was augmented by members of the 105th Communications Flight and were successful in expanding network services by 80% .