688TH CYBERSPACE OPERATIONS GROUP

The 688 COG located at Scott AFB, Ill., is a subordinate unit under the 688th Cyberspace Wing, 24th Air Force, at JBSA-Lackland, Texas.

The 688 COG located at Scott AFB, Ill., is a subordinate unit under the 688th Cyberspace Wing, 24th Air Force, at JBSA-Lackland, Texas.


The 688th Cyberspace Operations Group (688 COG), located at Scott AFB, Ill., plans and executes cyberspace operations to assist a supported commander to fight in and through a contested, friendly cyberspace environment.  The 688 COG conducts clear-hold-build operations to remove adversary capabilities if present, defends the supported commander’s key cyberspace terrain and critical assets and prepares local cyberspace defenders to sustain advanced cyberspace defense tactics, techniques and procedures to ensure freedom of action within friendly cyberspace while denying our adversaries the same.  

Mission:

Prosecute cyberspace operations and provide mission assurance for our National, Joint and Service-level mission partners. 

Vision:

Be the World’s Premiere Cyber Defenders…Powered by Airmen, Fueled by Innovation.

People:
407 Airmen (83 OfficerS; 253 Enlisted; 5 USAF Reserve; 66 Civilian)

Organization:

The 688 COG is an associated subordinate unit of the 688th Cyberspace Wing, aligned under 24th Air Force located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The Group is comprised of five geographically separated units: the 833d, 834th and 836th Cyberspace Operations Squadrons (COS) at JBSA-Lackland, as well as the 835th and 837th Cyberspace Operations Squadrons at Scott AFB, Ill.

Priorities:

Employ Cyber Capabilities in support of our Mission Partners
Develop & Empower Our Airmen and Take Care of Their Families
Lead through Teamwork, Partnerships and a Strong Warfighting Ethos

History:
 
The 688 COG began as the 1913th Airways and Air Communications Service Squadron on 1 December 1952 at Langley AFB, Va.  The unit was redesignated the 1913th Communications Squadron on 1 July 1961, before later, on 1 November 1979, becoming the 1913th Communications Group.  It was briefly redesignated as the 1913th Information Systems Group on 1 July 1984, but returned to its previous held designation as the 1913th Communications Group on 1 November 1986 before being inactivated on 1 October 1991.  Recently redesignated as 688th Cyberspace Operations Group on 17 November 2015, the unit was officially activated on 1 December 2015 at Scott AFB, Ill.

Outstanding Unit Awards:

1 Jan 1977 – 31 Dec 1978
1 Jan 1981 – 31 Dec 1982
1 Jul 1989 – 31 May 1991


(As of Oct 2016)