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Default Air Force Logo Officials publish cyberspace operations doctrine
The LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education approved and published the newly developed Air Force Doctrine Document 3-12, Cyberspace Operations.Maj. Gen. David S. Fadok, the LeMay Center's commander, said cyberspace operations are critical to effective operations across the range of military operations."The Air Force is a key member on
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24th Air Force Shield. 24th Air Force achieves Full Operational Capability
Today Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) for 24th Air Force, headquartered here. The criteria to reach FOC, established in Air Force Program Action Directive PAD 07-08, required 24th Air Force to be able to perform all component numbered air force responsibilities in support of
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Default Air Force Logo 688th IOW passes compliance inspection
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The 688th Information Operations Wing at Lackland AFB, Texas, received an overall grade of "in compliance with comments" on a compliance inspection conducted Sept. 13-27, with no critical findings and no "not in compliance" areas.Compliance inspections are conducted to assess areas mandated by law, as well as
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President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor posthumously to the sons of Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. Etchberger, honored for heroic actions in combat in Laos in 1968, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 21, 2010. His sons are Steve Wilson (from left), Corey Etchberger and Richard Etchberger. (White House photo/Pete Souza) President awards posthumous Medal of Honor to Airman after classified Laos mission
Following decades of secrecy so deep, even the honored family's matriarch took some details to her grave, hundreds met at the White House where President Barack Obama presented a fallen Airman with the nation's highest military decoration Sept. 21.While saving at least three of his fellow Airmen's lives during a classified mission in Laos, Chief
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Staff Sgt Michael Mason, Airman 1st Class David Brackett, and Staff Sgt. Johnny Kiefer, members of the 53rd Combat Communications Squadron’s airfield flight, work on programming the radio in the MSN-7 Mobile Control Tower, which is also participating in the validation exercise which helped to prepare its Airmen for deployment. (US Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Joel Cooke) 53rd CBCS tests new UTCs
When they are not deployed, they are preparing and training to deploy, and that is what life is like in a combat communications squadron. In late August, the 53rd Combat Communications Squadron conducted a large scale exercise that not only helped prepare its Airmen for deployment, but will have a big impact in the combat communications community,
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Col. John Bansemer passes the guidon of the 659th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group to it first commander, Col. Peter Lambert, during the unit's activation ceremony at National Vigilance Park, Fort George G. Meade, Md., Sept. 8, 2010. The 659th ISR Group provides ISR support to Twenthy-Fourth Air Force. The 659th ISR Group falls under command of the Air Force ISR Agency’s 70th ISR Wing. (U.S. Army photo) New ISR group supports cyber operations
The 659th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group activated in a ceremony Wednesday at National Vigilance Park here.The mission of the 659th ISR Group, commanded by Col. Peter Lambert, is to provide direct ISR support to the 24th Air Force, which contributes to U.S. Cyber Command's mission. The 659th focuses on digital network
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Default Air Force Logo Space Command Inspector General: 24th Air Force ready for full operations
The Headquarters Air Force Space Command Inspector General team concluded a four-day Full Operational Capability assessment of 24th Air Force units here today with a briefing to the commander stating that the numbered Air Force and its subordinate units are "ready" to be declared fully operationally capable. "Considering the fact that 24th Air
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Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. "Dick" Etchberger, an Air Force senior NCO who was killed after saving the lives of some of his crew during a fierce battle at a radar site in Laos 42 years ago, will receive the Medal of Honor Sept. 21 in a White House ceremony.  (Courtesy photo)
Airman to receive Medal of Honor for '68 actions
An Air Force senior NCO who was killed 42 years ago will receive the Medal of Honor for actions he took after enemy forces overran a clandestine U.S. radar site in Laos.Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. "Dick" Etchberger, 35, died March 11, 1968, after being shot following an overnight battle on Mount Phou Pha Thi at Lima Site 85, as the radar location
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Julie Gerisch (center left), producer of the feature film “The Footlocker”, pose with (left to right) Lt. Col. Glen Genove, Lt. Col. Todd Schug, who advised on the film,Mrs. Jill Ferris, Col. Kevin Krause, 5th Combat Communications Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Ashley in front of the Robins AFB movie theater marquee displaying the  Footlocker poster.  The East Coast premiere of the film was at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. base theater.  The film’s closing scene was captured at Robins AFB flight line and showcased a group of combat communications Airmen from the 5th MOB in their film debut.  The 5th MOB hosted Ms. Gerisch and Mrs. Ferris, giving them a tour of MOB facilities Aug. 13. (US Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Talenti) 5th MOB hosts film producer

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The leadership, including all squadron commanders at the 688th Information Operations Wing celebrate the wing's first anniversary Aug. 18. 688th IOW celebrates one year anniversary
The 688th Information Operations Wing celebrated its one year anniversary Aug. 18 during the wing's commanders conference. In looking back over the last year, the 688th IOW has operated on afterburners improving and integrating cyber effects across all domains, said Col. Robert Skinner, 688th IOW commander. The 688th had the complex task of
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