Re: Fort Carson Status Center
- The Mr Autovon book reminded me that the DCA western office was at Ft Carson from the early 1960's; no doubt some of the status center people were DCA.
--- In email@example.com, "ozob99" <ozob99@...> wrote:
> The recent posts on Red Oak & SAC reminded me of The AT&T status
> center at Ft. Carson,CO. In the late 1950's or early 1960's I recall
> having to report cetain circuit outages to this status center.I think
> it was SAC/NORAD circuits, and possibly "Select Circuits" .\,and/or
> certain carrier facilities.The AT&T supervisor(s) were co-located with
> the military as i recall;the supervisors at the Eastern Area status
> center in Mt. Kisco and the NY(32 AOA) status center also
> interfaced with Ft. Carson;i'm not sure when it was established or how
> long it existed,anyone on the list know?
- I recently ran into a LL retire that spent a few months at the Mt Kisco NY Status Center, and confirmed earlier recollections that it was established after the 1961 UT/NV tower bombings to manage,track & help restore "Select Military Circuits" and other priority Gov't service outages; this function was later moved to Ft Carson CO in a joint AT&T,DCA & Western Union Status Center.
He also stated that Mt Kisco monitored vessels evacuating LL personnel from the Texas Towers during severe storms until they were safely ashore; if Russian trawlers were in the area some of the AF people
had to stay and keep the enemy off the towers if they tried to climb up.
Another anecdote was that some of the IT/accounting, & IBM personnel at Mt Kisco(it was a data center) were unaware of the Status Center there as it was in a basement at a far end of the building.
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