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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 Army, Navy, and 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, and Ready.


Mission

  • To provide Department of Defense sponsored emergency communications on a local, national, and international basis as an adjunct to normal communications.
  • To provide auxiliary communications for military, civil, and/or disaster officials during periods of emergency.
  • To assist in effecting normal communications under emergency conditions.

Benefits of Membership

  • Add 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.