NEWS | Oct. 2, 2013

Joint Base Charleston testing new giant voice system

By 1st Lt Htein Lin 628th Communications Squadron

Service members and on-base residents of Joint Base Charleston, the Giant Voice project will provide Joint Base Charleston a seamless mass alert notification system between the two bases. The new system covers gaps that existed in the old system, such as Hunley Park housing area and all of Weapons Station.

One of the distinct features of the new system is that it is very audible, something that most residents are not used to. The Giant Voice serves a dual purpose, one to provide the base with emergency notifications and also provide a method to observe our customs and courtesies.

The 628th Communications Squadron is working to ensure that during the times of Reveille, Retreat, and Taps the system will play at a reduced volume. We have received feedback from the base and are working at making changes to system, we ask for your understanding and patience as we find the correct levels for the system. At all other times for emergency notification, the system will still play at full volume to ensure that notifications are made clearly and are audible to all base residents.