U.S. Central Command today kicks off Joint Warrior
Interoperability Demonstration 96, the eighth in an annual series
of technology demonstrations and the third sponsored by the Joint
Staff, at several sites on the East Coast.
ends Aug. 30.
The Army's Joint Task Force at Fort Bragg, N.C., takes the
lead in the demonstration. Primary JWID 96 sites include MacDill
Air Force Base, Fla., headquarters for U.S. Central Command and
the Joint Special Operations Task Force; Army Forces Headquarters
is at Fort Gordon, Ga.; Air Force Forces Headquarters at Shaw Air
Force Base, S.C.; Marine Forces Headquarters at Camp LeJeune,
N.C.; and Naval Forces Headquarters is embarked aboard the USS
The Defense Information Systems Agency operates an
evaluation facility at Virginia Square in Arlington, Va., which
simulates the National Command Authority.
Coalition forces, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand
and the United Kingdom, are also participating.
JWID is a series of technology demonstrations intended to
further the goals of the Joint Staff Command, Control,
Communications, Computers and Intelligence For The Warrior
The primary objectives are to identify joint warfighter
interoperability problems, demonstrate improved operational
capabilities for deployed forces, and promote interoperability
among existing and emerging C4I systems required to support a
joint task force.
About 40 new technologies will be tested against a scenario
replicating U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility, and
the command and control restraints in that area.
emphasizes several mission areas, including crisis action
planning, intelligence dissemination, theater missile defense,
and personnel/logistics total asset visibility.
Demonstrations include the Defense Message System, Theater
Deployable Multimedia Communications, Rapidly Deployable Mobile
Communications Systems, Battlefield Visualization, Global
Broadcast Support to the Joint Warfighter, Electronic Key
Management System, and deployments of Canadian Joint Task
A JWID 96 web site, http://www.army.mil/jwid96.htm, will
provide updated information.
(Note for News Media.
A briefing and tour of U.S. JWID 96
facilities will be available for news media Aug. 23, 1996.
more information, contact Maj. Tom Rheinlander or Lt. Col. Mike
Monnett at Army Public Affairs, (703) 697-4314.
points of contact are provided for the primary JWID 96 sites:
U.S. Central Command public affairs office, Lt. Col. Antonino
Fabiano, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (813) 828-6694; U.S.
Special Operations Command public affairs office, George Grimes
or Lt. Col. Leslie Fraze, MacDill Air Force Base, (813) 828-4600;
Joint Task Force Joint Information Bureau and Fort Bragg, Lt.
Col. Tim Vane, (910) 396-5600; Army Forces public affairs
office, James Hudgins, Fort Gordon, (706) 791-7003; Air Force
Forces public affairs office, Capt. Catherine Reardon, Shaw Air
Force Base, (803) 668-3621; Navy Force Forces public affairs
office, Commander Navy Surface Fleet Atlantic, Cmdr. John Tull,
Norfolk, Va., (804) 322-3140; Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet
public affairs office, Lt. Cmdr. Bob Ross, Norfolk, (804) 444-
6887; Marine Force Forces public affairs office, 2nd Lt. Mark
Oswell, Camp LeJeune, (910) 451-5655 or Maj. Rick Mill, (910) 451-
5883; and Defense Information Systems Agency public affairs
office, Betsy McDonald or Charlie Rasch, Arlington, Va, (703) 607-