Navy builds world-class satellite facility for Army use

| August 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Thomas Obungen
Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Hawaii Public Affairs 

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM — Naval Facilities Engineering Command-Hawaii completed final building inspections, Aug. 11, for the U.S. Army’s 53rd Signal Battalion, 1st Space Brigade’s new 28,244 square-foot Wideband Satellite Communication Operations Center, here. 

The keys to the building were unofficially turned over to senior members of the Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, recently. 

“This new state-of-the-art building will enable the company’s world-class satellite communications support to the warfighter” said Capt. Daniel Zisa, commander, Company D, 53rd Signal Bn. “We are excited to partner with the Navy in this endeavor.”

The facility was required to incorporate environmentally sustainable elements and is a prototype for other WSOC locations, including Fort Detrick, Md.; Fort Meade, Md.; and Landstuhl Heliport, Germany. 

“This project is unique in both its design and construction,” said Cori-Ann Kuromoto, project manager, NAVFAC-Pacific. “(It) was designed to meet (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver standards by incorporating the use of low-flow restroom fixtures; landscaping with xeriscape principles; and using adhesives, sealants, paints, coatings and a carpet system containing low volatile organic compounds.”

The WSOC building is the second of three major communications facilities NAVFAC-Hawaii has executed, here, during the past few years.

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