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Five students from Alamo Heights Army JROTC pose on stage with their mentors as well as civic and cyber industry officials as they accept awarded scholarship money from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) during the Mayor’s Cyber Cup luncheon April 6, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The cadets were one of the five Alamo Heights cyber teams that competed in the CyberPatriot Cyber Defense Competition, placing fourth overall in their division. Staff Sgt. William Jones (far left), 92nd Cyberspace Operations Center, led the team of Airmen that mentored the students. (Courtesy photo) San Antonio students choose STEM, guided by 24th Air Force mentors
Beaming with pride, the Alamo Heights High School competitors posed on stage behind a prop check representing the $1000 scholarships they had all just won. Fresh from the CyberPatriot all-service division competition, they had raked in a bevy of wins - fourth-place Army JROTC team nationwide, best overall in San Antonio, as well as best all-girls
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2017
2nd Lt. Nathaniel Hicks, 33rd Network Warfare Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Kayla Bilger, 624th Operations Center, speak with a guest about their units’ missions and how they fit into the overall 24th Air Force efforts during the 24th AF Community Open House April 6 at Port San Antonio, Texas. The 33rd NWS detects, prevents, and responds to cyber intrusions on the Air Force network, while the 624th OC provides command and control for the 24th Air Force. 24AF hosts Community Open House
The 24th Air Force opened its doors to the community April 6 on Port San Antonio, Texas, showcasing to local civic and industry leaders the great work its Airmen accomplish daily.The event, which drew a crowd of over 60 local leaders, began with a welcome and mission presentation from Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman, 24th AF commander. His remarks were
0 4/11
2017
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Airmen of the 21st Communication Squadron work on several computers at once during the Windows 10 roll out project at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., March 22, 2017. The Windows 10 roll out is part of a Department of Defense-wide mandate to update all computers across all services. The 21st CS has been working extra shifts to ensure that mandate is met well ahead of schedule on April 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Kotecki) Are you ready for Windows 10?
Are you ready to be amongst the first people in the Air Force to use a Windows 10 enabled laptop? Well, the Airmen at the 21st Communication Squadron are working around the clock to get that laptop into your hands.
0 3/31
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First Lt. Eric Kenney, 390th Cyberspace Operations Center, speaks with high schoolers about the Air Force cyber mission during an information fair at the annual Mayor's Cyber Cup banquet March 25 in San Antonio, Texas. The students all competed in the Air Force Association CyberPatriot challenge, a nationwide program in which teams of students learn to harden network security and then compete to defend systems against intrusions.  24th AF Airmen engage with local youth at Mayor's Cyber Cup banquet
Airmen from the 24th Air Force and its subordinate units had the opportunity to speak to local youth about the Air Force cyber mission during the annual Mayor's Cyber Cup March 25 in San Antonio, Texas. Over 1,000 high school and middle school students, all competitors in the Air Force Association CyberPatriot challenge, met at the Freeman Coliseum
0 3/27
2017
Are your running shoes spying on you? Are your running shoes spying on you?
Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of. Companies today are adding the word “smart” to a constellation of different products: water bottles, refrigerators, televisions, and yes, even running sneakers.
0 3/02
2017
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, met with Airmen Feb. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Lori A. Bultman) NSA, Cyber Command leader visits Joint Base San Antonio
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, held a town hall Feb. 17 at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland to discuss the future of 24th and 25th Air Force and his push for integration.
0 2/27
2017
While deployed to the Middle East in 2015, Senior Airman Cameron Sowle found a lump in his neck he would later discover was stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma (Courtesy Photo). Overcoming adversity: One Airman's fight to beat cancer and serve
All Airmen will face some form of adversity in the pursuit of their military service. For Senior Airman Cameron Sowle, it was cancer.Sowle, a cyber operator for the 221st Combat Communications Squadron, Dallas, Texas, fought over and over for the right to serve his country; persevering through three separate medical disqualifications, as well as
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2017
Members of the Cyberworx team were given an abundance of information during their visit to Scott Air Force Base Feb. 3. The team met with the 375th Communications Group, the 688th Cyber Operations group and the 618th Air operations Center. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chad Gorecki AF Academy ‘Cyberworx Cadets’ visit Scott AFB
Air Force Academy “Cyberworx” cadets visited Scott Air Force Base Feb. 3 as part of a semester-long research project to define and refine the command and control relationships affecting today’s communications squadrons as they transition to become Cyber Squadrons.The Cyberworx class is taking on unique Air Force cyber challenges and is visiting
0 2/08
2017
Maintainers from the 419th and 388th Fighter Wings conduct conducts preflight checks on an F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, during Red Flag 17-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 24, 2017. Airmen from the active duty 388th FW and Air Force Reserve 419th FW fly and maintain the Lightning II in a total force partnership, capitalizing on the strength of both components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) ISR, Cyber coordinate capabilities for maximum effect at Red Flag
Created in 1975, Red Flag was established by Gen. Robert J. Dixon, then commander of Tactical Air Command, to more realistically train forces for combat. This year’s first Red Flag, 17-1, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has today’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors thinking about the many kinetic, or traditional weapon, and non-kinetic, information warfare, effects they can produce in battle scenarios.
0 2/08
2017
Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, Air Force Space Command comptroller, visited the 5th Combat Communications Group (5CCG) at Robins AFB, Georgia on Jan. 26. AFSPC FM visits 5th Combat Communications Group
Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, Air Force Space Command comptroller, visited the 5th Combat Communications Group (5CCG) at Robins AFB, Georgia on Jan. 26. Edwards started the day by welcoming home members of the 5CCG who had just returned from a six-month deployment to Africa. The general shook hands and personally welcomed each member home, and thanked
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2017
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