83RD NETWORK OPERATIONS SQUADRON

The 83 NOS emblem honors the heritage of the Squadron and represents the promise of what the 83 NOS delivers to the Air Force.  Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors.  The blue background alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations and our future in space.  Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force Personnel.  The field of stars and lightning bolt lines signify the main missions of the unit in assuring information flow from sensor to the shooter – connecting the warrior, represented by the knight, to the Global Information Grid, represented by the sphere.  The silver lettering and borders represent the quality, world-class information technology services the unit produces to support Air Force Network Operations and the Air Force mission worldwide.

The 83 NOS emblem honors the heritage of the Squadron and represents the promise of what the 83 NOS delivers to the Air Force. Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors. The blue background alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations and our future in space. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force Personnel. The field of stars and lightning bolt lines signify the main missions of the unit in assuring information flow from sensor to the shooter – connecting the warrior, represented by the knight, to the Global Information Grid, represented by the sphere. The silver lettering and borders represent the quality, world-class information technology services the unit produces to support Air Force Network Operations and the Air Force mission worldwide.


The 83d Network Operations Squadron (83 NOS) is located at Langley AFB, Virginia and provides 24/7 cyberspace operations in support of over 900K systems and 800K users located over 233 sites in 180 countries.  The Squadron provides centralized cyberspace defense and mission assurance utilizing the Cyberspace Security and Control System (CSCS) Weapon System to perform defensive cyber operations (DCO) and DoD Information Network (DODIN) operations across the Air Force enterprise network.  The 83 NOS directly supports installations across the globe by providing cyberspace effects for the Air Force through directory and authentication services, monitoring, server storage and backup management, infrastructure, boundary protection, client security, and vulnerability management.

Lineage: 

Constituted 83d Communications Squadron on 24 Feb 1956
Activated on 8 Jul 1956.  Inactivated on 11 Nov 1957
Activated on 1 Jul 1998.  Redesignated 83d Network Operations Squadron on 5 July 2006.
  
Assignments: 
83d Air Base Group, 8 Jul 1956-11Nov 1957 
Air Combat Command Communications Group, 1 Jul 1998
26th Network Operations Group, 5 Jul 2006 
690th Network Support Group (later, 690th Cyberspace Operations Group), 18 Aug 2009.
 
Stations: 
Seymour-Johnson AFB, NC, 8 Jul 1956-11 Nov 1957
Langley AFB, VA, 1 Jul 1998- present
 
Decorations: 
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Combat “V” Device, 1 Oct 2010-30 Sep 2012
Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards:  1 Jun 1998-31 May 2000; 1 Jan 2002-31 May 2003; 1 Jun 2003-31 May 2005; [5 Jul 2006]-31 May 2007; 1 Oct 2012-30 Sep 2013; 1 Oct 2013-30 Sep 2015.
 
Mission:

Develop & Empower Cyber Professionals to ensure Global Operations through Cyberspace.

--  The 83d’s mission primarily supports the 24th AF’s Build, Operate, Secure and Defend lines of effort and requires a diverse core of operators to facilitate global operations.

--  We operate the CSCS weapon system to deliver command and control, maneuver, protection and mission assurance in and through cyberspace.

Emblem: 

The 83 NOS emblem honors the heritage of the Squadron and represents the promise of what the 83 NOS delivers to the Air Force.  Blue and yellow are the Air Force colors.  The blue background alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations and our future in space.  Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force Personnel.  The field of stars and lightning bolt lines signify the main missions of the unit in assuring information flow from sensor to the shooter – connecting the warrior, represented by the knight, to the Global Information Grid, represented by the sphere.  The silver lettering and borders represent the quality, world-class information technology services the unit produces to support Air Force Network Operations and the Air Force mission worldwide.

(As of Mar 2017)