WISCONSIN ARMY MARS
HOW TO JOIN
HISTORY OF MARS
STATE DIRECTOR: AAA5WI
U.S. Army MARS Command
US ARMY MARS STATION AAR5CJ NORTHERN WISCONSIN
MARS is a Department
of Defense sponsored program, established as a separately managed and
operated program by the
Air Force. The program consists of
licensed amateur radio operators who are interested in military
communications on a local, national, and international basis as an
adjunct to normal communications.
MARS has a long and proud history of providing world-wide auxiliary
emergency communications during times of need. The combined three
service MARS programs (Army, Air Force, and Navy-Marine Corps)
volunteer force of over 5,000 dedicated and skilled amateur radio
operators is the backbone of the MARS program. The benefit of MARS
membership is enjoying an amateur radio hobby through the
ever-expanding horizon of MARS. Our affiliate members' continued
unselfish support of our mission keeps Army MARS Proud, Professional,
provide Department of Defense sponsored emergency communications on
a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal
provide auxiliary communications for military, civil, and/or
disaster officials during periods of emergency.
assist in effecting normal communications under emergency
Benefits of Membership
to the enjoyment of your amateur radio hobby through the expanded
horizon of MARS.
Become part of the Army, Navy-Marine Corps, or Air Force MARS
worldwide communications system. There are Army MARS stations in
Japan, Korea, Hawaii, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Alaska,
Germany, and the continental United States.
Operate on specially assigned military radio frequencies in voice,
teletype, and packet modes of communications.
Join a group of dedicated fellow radio amateurs participating in
meaningful public service.
Affiliate with the service branch of your choice and become part of
the professional military communications family.
Participate in regulated, disciplined radio nets with structured
lines of organization and very specific operating rules.