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Working closely with corporate contributors, individuals, and the military the Foundation has deployed its first wireless VOIP telephone and video conferencing services in an Army Camp located in the Sunni Triangle. The Foundation's network offers 50 soft-phones and 20 hard-phones, 6 video conferencing stations, 10 video email stations, and 50 computers with email and internet access.  As a result the more than 10,000 soldiers in the camp will be able to communicate with their families and loved ones at home on a regular basis free of charge.

The Foundation's network offers soldiers more than 8,000 miles away the opportunity to participate in milestone family events such as births, birthdays, weddings and school graduations. The Foundation's network will soon include installations at military hospitals here in the United States, to enable soldiers to interact with their newborn children and loved ones who have become ill; And, installations at Family Readiness Centers, to enable families and loved ones (who do not have broadband connections at home) to video conference with soldiers. 

Future deployments overseas will encompass as many as 200 additional locations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations where our overseas troops lack regular communication with their families and loved ones at home.  With your support, we hope to deploy 1-2 camps per month in the coming months.

Schematic diagram of the foundation's first two deployments can be viewed here. 




February 2004 Installation at Army Camp for 10,000 Soldiers

 


FCF Facility under Renovation
at 593rd CSG in Iraq

 


Lifting Satellite Dish to Roof

 


Easy Does It!

 

 


Ready to network!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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