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  • Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

    In March 2019, Air Force leaders decided to create a new information warfare Numbered Air Force with enhanced missions and capabilities. Today, Sixteenth Air Force activated here, integrating Twenty-Fourth Air Force, to include Air Forces Cyber, and Twenty-Fifth Air Force into a single headquarters that will provide global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, cyber, electronic warfare, and information operations.
  • AFCYBER Airmen highlighted during cyber conference

    J. Michael Kretzer, 688th Cyberspace Wing technical director, poses for a photo with Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, 24th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Klink, 24th AF command chief, after being inducted into the CyberTexas Foundation’s 2019 Cyber Hall of Honor in San Antonio, Aug. 20, 2019. Kretzer was honored for his nearly 45 years of cybersecurity service to the nation.
  • Cyber wing welcomes new commander during ceremony

    Col. Steven Anderson accepted command of the 688th Cyberspace Wing from Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, 24th Air Force commander, during the wing’s change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, on June 25, 2019. Col. Eric DeLange relinquished command of the 688th CW during the ceremony.
  • MDT participates in first Black Demon exercise

    Air Forces Cyber's Exercise Black Demon 19-2 concluded May 10, 2019, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The two-week-long exercise provided cyber mission forces and cybersecurity service partners an opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in defensive cyber tactics, techniques and procedures against an adversary. The exercise also marked the first time an installation-level mission defense team participated.
  • 24th Air Force adds combat comm capabilities with ANG wing transition

    The 156th Airlift Wing, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, transitioned to the 156th Wing April 10. The name change synced with the unit’s newly assigned contingency response and combat communications missions. The transition adds to the 24th Air Force’s combat communications strength and overall ability to deliver full-spectrum cyberspace capabilities and outcomes to the Air Force, joint force and the nation and aligns with the National Defense Strategy’s aim to build a more ready and lethal cyber force.
  • AFCYBER leaders march in annual ‘Pilgrimage to the Alamo’

    Maj. Gen. Robert Skinner, 24th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. David Klink, 24th AF command chief, presented the 24th Air Force wreath during the Fiesta San Antonio “Pilgrimage to the Alamo” on April 22, 2019. Fiesta San Antonio is held annually to honor those who lost their lives at the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto.
  • ‘Bricks in the Loop’ team hosts SA-area Girl Scouts

    San Antonio-area Girl Scouts visit the 90th Cyberspace Operations Squadron “Bricks in the Loop” for a tour April 19, 2019. “Bricks in the Loop” mimics an Air Force installation with items such as a fire station, police station, airport, jets and tanker trucks, all used to simulate real-world cyber systems in training cyber operators.
  • The 618th ACOMS Spartans Take a Quantum Leap into Cyber Security

    The 618th Air Communications Squadron (ACOMS) facilitated an experimental exercise in support of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and 24th Air Force (AF) from December 2018-March 2019. This proof of concept, known as Exercise Quantum evaluated 24th AF’s ability to establish a scalable task force that integrates local and enterprise cyber forces to address cyber threats.
  • AFCYBER Airmen reach ‘firsts’ in global exercises

    Air Forces Cyber Airmen, acting in their role as Joint Forces Headquarters-Cyber (Air Force), concluded a series of global exercises March 26, 2019.
  • 38th ES drives enterprise innovation during Apple event

    Preston Kemp, 38th Engineering Squadron cyber engineer, presented the results of an Air Force engineering prototype study to attendees during a Federal Aviation Working Group event, hosted by Apple, Inc., in Austin, Texas, March 13, 2019. The event served as a technical interchange between Department of Defense service members and contractors, commercial vendors, and Apple federal team members.