Several Group 7 members participated in the major renovations. 1st Lt Miguel de la Fuente has led the Communications team in the project. Lt. de la Fuente re-designed the trailer utilizing cad renderings of its new design consulting with Lt. Rosenfeld. Once the renderings were approved by the Wing Commander, demolition began. After all demolition and clean up was completed Lt. de la Fuente and Lt. Christian Dominguez then proceeded to lay down the new rubberized floor donated by the U.S. Coast Guard. Once the flooring was installed, Lt. de la Fuente completed the re-wiring the trailer. Next came the actual build up. Lt. de la Fuente built hand-made custom cabinetry from scratch with true craftsman style procedures.
Throughout the rebuild several members of Group 7 assisted in the installation of all equipment. Lt. de la Fuente recruited his father Manny de la Fuente to assist with installation of various components which were crucial to the rebuild. After working countless hours including very late nights often through to the wee morning hours the trailer became operationally ready at 0200 HRS on the 1st of April 2019. For the next two weeks, final touches will be made for the full interior restoration of the Communications trailer which will be used at upcoming training exercises and the Florida Wing Conference for a Mission Radio Operator course.
The following members are the communications team that participated in the renovations of the Communications trailer:
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