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Navy-Marine Corps
Military Auxiliary Radio System
(MARS)

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Also supporting FEMA, Homeland Security, NOAA, and
local Emergency Management Agencies

 

  IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM Chief MARS
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R 122030Z MAY 2015
FM CHNAVMARCORMARS WILLIAMSBURG VA
TO ALNAVMARCORMARS
INFO ZEN/CHIEF ARMY MARS FT HUACHUCA AZ
ZEN/CHIEF AIR FORCE MARS SCOTT AFB IL
BT
UNCLAS
SUBJ/TRANSITION OF NAVY MARINE CORPS MARS (MILITARY AUXILIARY RADIO
SYSTEM PROGRAM//
REF/A/PHONECON/NCTAMS LANT/NAVIDFOR/FCC-C10F/STRATCOM/08 MAY 2015//
REF/B/DODI 4650.2/MILITARY AUXILIARY RADIO SYSTEM (MARS)//
REF/C/DODD 3025.18/DEFENSE SUPPORT OF CIVIL AUTHORITIES//
RMKS/1. IAW REF A, NAVAL COMPUTER AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS AREA MASTER
STATION ATLANTIC (NCTAMS LANT) INTENDS TO WORK WITH U.S. ARMY MARS
AND U.S. AIR FORCE MARS IN TRANSITIONING THE NAVY MARINE CORPS MARS
(NAVMARCORMARS) PROGRAM BY 30 SEP 2015. THE INTENT OF THE TRANSITION
IS TO BEST ALIGN THE PROGRAM TO SUPPORT NATIONAL MISSION
REQUIREMENTS.
2. EVALUATION OF THE NAVMARCORMARS PROGRAM BY FLEET CYBER COMMAND
(FCC)/COMMANDER 10TH FLEET (C10F), NAVAL INFORMATION DOMINATION
FORCES (NAVIDFOR), AND NCTAMS LANT DETERMINED THAT THERE ARE NO U.S.
NAVY SERVICE UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS.
3. NCTAMS LANT WILL WORK WITH OTHER U.S. NAVY, U.S. ARMY, U.S. AIR
FORCE, U.S. STRATEGIC COMMAND, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
REPRESENTATIVES, AND NAVMARCORMARS VOLUNTEERS TO DEVELOP A TRANSITION
PLAN FOR NAVMARCORMARS MEMBERS WHICH MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF REF B
AND REF C.
4. CURRENT NAVMARCORMARS INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS AND CLUBS ARE ENCOURAGED
TO BEGIN SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS TO U.S. ARMY MARS OR U.S. AIR
FORCE MARS PROGRAMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. U.S. ARMY MARS MEMBERSHIP
CAN BE REQUESTED AT
HTTP://WWW.USARMYMARS.ORG/RESOURCES/APPLICATIONS-AND-FORMS AND U.S.
AIR FORCE MARS MEMBERSHIPS INFORMATION CAN BE REQUESTED VIA E-MAIL TO
38CYRS.SCM.MARS@US.AF.MIL.
5. ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED SEPCOR FOR MARS STATIONS
UNDER MILITARY AUSPICES, AGENCY STATIONS, AND INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS WHO
ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE DHS SHARED RESOURCES (SHARES) HF RADIO
PROGRAM.
6. AT A MINIMUM, FUTURE NOTICES WILL BE PROVIDED VIA CHIEF,
NAVMARCORMARS MESSAGE. OTHER MEDIA WILL BE IDENTIFIED AS PART OF THE
TRANSITION COMMUNICATIONS PLAN.
7. THE U.S. NAVY GREATLY APPRECIATES THE THOUSANDS OF MARS
VOLUNTEERS, PAST AND PRESENT, WHO HAVE BEEN INTEGRAL TO THE SUCCESS
OF MARS. NCTAMS LANT WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF TRANSITION EFFORTS AND
REQUESTS YOUR ASSISTANCE TO HELP START THIS NEW CHAPTER IN MARS
OPERATIONS.
8. NCTAMS LANT POC: BO LINDFORS, COMM 757-443-9055, DSN 312-646-9055,
BO.LINDFORS@NAVY.MIL AND CHRIS JENSEN, COMM: 757-443-9063, DSN:
312-646-9063, CHRISTOPHER.J.JENSE1@NAVY.MIL.
9. FCC/C10F POC: MICHAEL KEGLEY, COMM: 301-688-2387,
MICHAEL.KEGLEY@NAVY.MIL.
10. U.S. ARMY MARS POC: PAUL ENGLISH, COMM: 254-947-3141,
PAUL.A.ENGLISH.CIV@MAIL.MIL.
11. U.S. AIR FORCE MARS POC: DAVID STAPCHUK, COMM: 618-229-5964,
DAVID.STAPCHUK.2@US.AF.MIL.
12. INTERNET RELEASE IS AUTHORIZED.//
BT
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Information has been uploaded on a program for processing ICS and ARL/NTS forms and sending via RMS.
It can be found in the Training section. 
On the Training home page scroll down to the link that begins, "FLMSG For Processing..."

 
Be Sure to check out the rather in-depth article about MARS published in The Spectrum Monitor
You can find the link to it in the "Documents" section listed in column to the left and scroll down to,
"MARS, a Multi-page article".
  
 Communications Security (COMSEC) video training is now available on the
Training Home Page

 
Especially for Visitors What is MARS, it's mission, membership benefits, and
how to join

 
Read one man's story.  Since the advent of MARS, and especially during the
Vietnam era, many have given their time to aid in passing MARSGRAMS and
making phone patches from service members to their family and friends. 
 
Send a MARSGRAM A free service for sending messages to and from service
men and women

 
Other U.S. MARS services:
 

*  U.S. Army MARS
* U.S.A.F. MARS AF National Mission Support Network web site (new URL updated 15 Apr 2015).
    

Ships and Overseas Units  How to participate in the phone patch and MARSGRAM programs
 
Homeland Security Home Page

Homeland Security Threat Level color coding is no longer in use.
 

 Updated 18 May 2014

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