I was in the Army Signal Corps for 20+ years
I was in the Signal Corps in the Missouri Army National Guard. That was my job, running the wire, making the road crossings for the wire, installing the phones etc.... It was fun at our annual training because our job lasted about a day and a half then we got to sit around and do nothing except for relaxing and watching movies! We'd have to go fix problems here and there kinda like we were "on call", but everyone else would have to work their butts off all week long and work long hours. I did hate having to lift those spools of wire up and cranking them when it was time to pick up and go home.