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NEWS | Feb. 8, 2011

Goodbye Commander's Access Channel

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The Joint Base Charleston Commander's Access Channel is going the way of the telegram, fax machine and other outdated technologies. The channel will be cut off Feb. 18.

Once a mainstay at almost every military facility around the world, the CAC provided base information via a designated channel on televisions in barracks, temporary lodging rooms and any place a television was connected to the military base's cable service.

Today, base public affairs offices and other agencies use email, social networking media and base websites to provide emergency information to the base population. Recent surveys of Airmen continually show the CAC is not a useful tool to reach the intended internal audiences. Five of the 13 Air Mobility Command bases have already phased out their respective CACs.