Army finishes fifth and final regional communications hub

The Army has just completed the last of five planned Regional Hub Nodes (RHN), allowing soldiers to connect back to the service’s global information network from any position around the globe, the Army announced April 2.

The nodes, which are key organizational components of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical, give solders in the field instant access to secure and nonsecure Internet and voice communications, while in the field. The last node, an RHN in the western Continental United States (CONUS), is operated by the Network Enterprise Technology Command.

The other four nodes are located in Central Command, European Command, Pacific Command and CONUS East. Since their area of operations overlap, each regional hub has the ability to support two theaters of operation, the story said.

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