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New telephone numbers effective 03 March 2010

Des Moines, Iowa -- In order to bring the 132FW compliant with AFI 33-111, all existing voice systems and new systems will transition to a seven-digit intra-base dialing plan correlating to the seven-digit commercial telephone numbers assigned to the base. Due to an unavailability of commercial telephone numbers, the 132FW must change the current 3-digit dialing prefix from (515)256-8xxx to (515) 261-8xxx.

Our DSN telephone numbers will be changed to coincide with the commercial telephone numbers, so our DSN and commercial telephone numbers will be the same (261-8xxx). The current DSN prefix (256) will remain active for 30days following the 7-digit dialing conversion. Please pass this on to your Drill Status Guardsmen, contacts, change business cards, update e-mail signature blocks, etc. to reflect the upcoming change. Once the 256 DSN prefix has been disabled, callers may receive an out of service message or they may be connected to another unit that has had the 256 prefix assigned to them.

911 and Base Paging services will not be affected by this upgrade. They will remain 3-digit dial.

Services will be affected during and after the upgrade for short periods of time, with the exception of Voice mail, which will experience longer outages. All-call announcements will be made prior to the outages.