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Peterson prepares for network migration

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --  Peterson Air Force Base is scheduled to begin migration to the Air Force Network July 11.

The transition is expected to take 10 weeks as Peterson becomes the first base in Air Force Space Command to migrate to the AFNet.

The transformation, Active Directory Exchange, is part of an ongoing service-wide effort to transform cyber operations and establish a centralized network under a single commander's direction.

To prepare for the migration, current client service administrators will stand down as 21st Communications Squadron client service technicians incrementally assume CSA duties May 9. Mission partners with more than 150 personnel, such as Centralized Integration Support Facility and the 302nd Airlift Wing, will retain their network privileges. Additionally, this change will not affect Buildings 2 and 3, which operate on a separate network.

Once a unit's CSAs are stood down, users should contact the 21st CS helpdesk at 554-COMM for all desktop and user account management needs. The helpdesk will serve as Peterson's CSA alternative until AFNet's regionalized Enterprise Service Desk takes over June 27.

A standard 60-day network freeze will occur June 11. During this period, Air Force network experts will scan and "blueprint" the network as Peterson AFB prepares for the transition. All network changes will be paused until users migrate.

Squadrons with specialized functional system needs may apply for a waiver to sustain their CST privileges. Exceptions are approved by the 21st CS commander on a case-by-case basis.

For local assistance, contact the 21st CS Communications Focal Point at 554-COMM.

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