Commercial communications gear to take stress off Marine tactical systems in Iraqp

Lance Cpl. Thomas E. Jacobo, a field wireman with the 1st Force Service Support Group's Communications Company, digs a ditch in which fiber-optic cable will be laid, at Camp Taqaddum, Iraq, on Aug. 14, 2004. Marines from the company have been swapping out Marine Corps tactical communications gear for commercially produced equipment to free up the military gear, which has been operating continuously since the 1st FSSG arrived in Iraq. Jacobo is a 21-year-old native of West Covina, Calif. Photo by: Sgt. Matt Epright"

Submitted by: 1st Force Service Support Group

Story by:Computed Name: Sgt. Matt Epright

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