Amateur Radio has changed quiet a lot in the last twenty years and so too has our League and its Field Organization. Many new licensees selflessly serve their local ARES unit using new digital techniques such as Winlink 2000, NBEMS, or HSMM. And why not? They are easy to use, reliable, and offer high capacity. It's not hard to guess most are not familiar with the National Traffic System, although traffic handling was the founding purpose of the ARRL! But the NTS soldiers on wjth dedication and discipline just the same. And it's a good thing, too: the NTS remains the backbone of the ARRL's continental emergency communication system. Operating in every state and province of North America, in every Section, using traditional CW, SSB and the Pactor waveforms, the NTS relays tens of thousands of Radiograms from one side of the continent to the other in an efficient, scalable and reliable network of volunteers. Yet most ARES organizations know very little about NTS or its proven capability. Many believe this was inevitable with the demise of the Novice class as a gateway to HF, the concurrent rise of the ubiquitous Internet, and the post-9/11 emphasis on government communication systems. But the NTS remains the only emcomm organization in the country that offers end-to-end RF-only communications for the general public. And that is why the NTS soldiers on outside the spotlight. When all else fails, NTS works! Here is a PowerPoint presentation with the details, "THE NTS TODAY: 2014" by W3JY as presented to the Holmesburg ARC.