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Maj. Gen. Ed Wilson, 24th Air Force commander speaks to Civil Air Patrol cadets, and other attendees during a graduation ceremony for the 2015 Civil Air Patrol Cyber Defense Training Academy on Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas, June 13. Wilson was the presiding officer and key-note speaker for the ceremony and had the opportunity to present multiple achievement awards to outstanding cadets as well as certificates to all graduates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Luke P. Thelen/Released) 24th Air Force units host Cyber Defense Training Academy
The 2015 Civil Air Patrol Cyber Defense Training Academy (CDTA) concluded as fifty cadets from squadrons across the nation completed two different intense and challenging cyber courses during the week.Designed to familiarize elementary and middle school-aged Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets with Air Force cyberspace operations, the CDTA course
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Gen. John E. Hyten (right), Air Force Space Command commander receives instructional support from Technical Sgt. Bryan Moore a Cyber Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter (CVA/H) weapon system operator with the 92d Information Operations Squadron while participating in a scenario-based cyber training mission known as “CyberDome” during a visit to Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas, June 2. During the simulation, Hyten was tasked with investigating a training network for indicators of compromise and was tested on his ability to properly identify malicious activity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Luke P. Thelen/Released) AFSPC commander, command chief visit JBSA-Lackland cyber units
Gen. John E. Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander and Chief Master Sgt. Douglas L. McIntyre, Air Force Space Command command chief, visited several cyber units within 24th Air Force during a multi-day trip to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland June 1-3.Hyten and McIntyre began by visiting the 346th Test Squadron and 92d Information Operations
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Combined Federal Campaign representatives from across 24th Air Force headquarters look on while Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson (seated), 24th AF commander, updates the CFC contribution chart.  Also pictured are (standing, from left to right), Tech. Sgt. Michael Ayers, Staff Sgt. Matthew Gibson, Senior Airman Jonathan Troup, Tech. Sgt. Salvador Martinez, Master Sgt. Tiffany Gatling, Master Sgt. Mark Mendez, and Jonathan Blount.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dorian Chapman) 2014 CFC coming to a close
This year's Combined Federal Campaign ends Dec. 12, leaving one more week for any 24th Air Force personnel planning to make a contribution to turn in their vouchers or make a donation online."I can't say enough about the generosity of the folks around 24th Air Force," said Jonathan Blount, coordinator of the CFC campaign for 24th AF.  "I know these
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PII Graphic Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout
The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information."I can't overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches," said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin
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Cyber professionals from 24th Air Force volunteered to mentor teens, Nov. 19, in the Troops for Teens program, a partnership between 24th Air Force and South San Antonio Independent School District designed to offer tutoring and mentorship to high school teens.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Dorian Chapman) Troops for Teens mentors get involved at local high school
Fourteen cyber professionals from across 24th Air Force dedicated time to mentor students from South San High School in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 19.  The ongoing program labeled "Troops for Teens" is in its second year, allowing opportunity for SSHS students to spend developmental time with mentors who assist with everything from tough school
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Default Air Force Logo Integrated operations hit cyber bull’s-eye
As the Air Force matures the use of cyberspace capabilities in the execution of its core missions, cyberspace units are innovating to meet the needs of tomorrow's force.The 90th Information Operations Squadron at JBSA-Lackland did something in August that has never been done before: they delivered effects from a cyberspace capability through an
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General John E. Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander, talks to Virginia Allred Stacey Junior/Senior High School students about the advantages of early exposure to advanced technology during a visit to Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas, Sept. 3. Members of 24th Air Force, who fall under the general's command, mentor CyberPatriot participants at Stacey annually as part of the national high school cyber defense competition. This year, more than 100 teams are participating from across the greater San Antonio area, include 24 middle schools. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christine D. Millette) AFSPC commander encourages students to use their cyber skills
General John E. Hyten, Air Force Space Command commander visited a Virginia Allred Stacey Junior/Senior High School classroom Sept. 3 to witness a class full of CyberPatriot participants learning the basics required to participate in the national high school cyber defense competition.As the AFSPC commander, Hyten is responsible for organizing,
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Students of the Network War Bridge Course participate in a class exercise conducted by the 39th Information Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 19, 2014. The Network War Bridge Course provides a foundation for new cyber operations students transferring from other career fields.  Air Force Space Command provides trained and ready cyber forces to the warfighter through 24th Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krystal Ardrey) Airmen train for 'new wild, wild west' in cyber domain
The Pentagon is one of the most secure facilities in the world and yet it defends its networks against more than 5,000 cyber-attacks on any given day.  To combat this growing threat, Airmen train to defend computer networks against invisible ordnance in the operational domain of cyberspace.The 39th Information Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field,
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Senior Airman Claiborne Alferink, Hammer ACE operator, shows communications equipment used in emergency response missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Misuzu Allen) Answering the call: 5th MOB there in face of tragedy
The 5th Combat Communications Group is known for its versatile, rapid and integral brand of emergency response, regardless of location and circumstances.That's why it was no wonder they were some of the first called when disaster struck in a heavily forested, mountainous region in western Virginia on Aug. 27.As the media reported news of the F-15C
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Staff Sgt. Adam Harris (left) and Technical Sgt. Carlos De La Cruz (right) work their way through a pallet of sod to put the finishing touch on a Habitat for Humanity project in San Antonio, Texas Aug. 22. AF cyber pros get their hands dirty
Pallets of sod were stacked chest high in the driveway while busy hands used shovels, wheelbarrows and buckets to spread rich, dark topsoil in the front yard of a brand new, modest home in San Antonio, Aug. 22. Those hands, usually tasked with using a keyboard to defend the Air Force computer network in cyberspace, belonged to a group of 21
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