33RD NETWORK WARFARE SQUADRON

The 33 Network Warfare Squadron (33 NWS) is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland , Texas as part of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and the 67 Cyberspace Wing, both located at JBSA-Lackland AFB, Texas. These are subsequently aligned under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command.

The 33 Network Warfare Squadron (33 NWS) is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland , Texas as part of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and the 67 Cyberspace Wing, both located at JBSA-Lackland AFB, Texas. These are subsequently aligned under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command.


The 33 Network Warfare Squadron (33 NWS) is located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland , Texas as part of the 26th Cyberspace Operations Group and the 67 Cyberspace Wing, both located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland AFB, Texas.  These are subsequently aligned under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command. 

Mission:

Produce effects for the Air Force and Combatant Commands in, through and from cyberspace by employing synchronized cyber defense operations to detect, respond to, and prevent cyber intrusions.

Vision:

Provide Joint War Fighter freedom of action by employing proactive cyber defensive capabilities.

History:

The 33 NWS has roots stretching back to WWII, originally constituted as the 70 Reconnaissance Squadron in 1943.  Throughout the years since, the mission and unit designations have changed, culminating in the re-designation as the 33 Network Warfare Squadron on 26 Jul 2007.

Organization:
The 33 NWS supports the 67th Cyberspace Wing’s mission and the 24 AF as the Service’s premier Cyberspace Security Service Provider (CSSP).  The squadron provides centralized cyberspace defense and mission assurance utilizing the Air Force Cyberspace Defense (ACD) Weapon System across the Air Force classified and unclassified networks.  The unit directly supports over one million users, providing cyberspace effects including incident detection and response, digital forensics, and in-depth analysis of network and system logs, and situational awareness by leveraging an expansive fleet of 290 world-wide sensors. 

The 33 NWS uses the crew concept to execute Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) which incorporates a war-fighter’s mentality and operational rigor to accomplish cyber missions as tasked by the 624 OC.  Additionally, the squadron employs specialized crews which focus on Defensive Counter-Cyber (DCC) activities to proactively search for adversary activity on the AF Network and take appropriate mitigation actions when malicious activity is identified.

(As of Nov 2016)