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Senior Airman Patrick Walters and Staff Sgt William Kidd work on servers in Angol, Chile supporting an Expeditionary Medical Support team. The two Airmen deployed March 7 to support an EMEDS team in relief efforts after the earthquake in Chile Feb. 27. (US Air Force photo) 5th CCG members support EMEDS in Chile
Two members from the 5th Combat Communications Group deployed to Angol, Chile in support of relief efforts after the Chilean earthquake Feb. 27. The team left March 7 and arrived in Chile March 11. Staff Sgt. William Kidd and Senior Airman Patrick Walters from the 52nd Combat Communications Squadron set up communications to the support
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273rd Information Operations Shield Info Ops Air National Guard unit redesignated
The Air National Guard's only information operations classic associate unit was officially recognized and redesignated as the 273nd Information Operations Squadron in January."The 273 IOS is the model to follow when building a classic associate unit," said Brig. Gen. John Nichols, Texas ANG assistant adjutant general-Air and TXANG commander. "The
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(Left to Right) Capt. Stephen Maddox, 5th MOB Combat Challenge Team Chief hands out '3rd Herd Burgers' to team members – Airman 1st Class Khalid Rodriguez, Senior Airman Ryan Byler, Airman 1st Class Dallas Maltby, and Airman 1st Class Frank Fauland. This year the Combat Challenge competition will take place at Tinker AFB from April 17 to 19. CC10 events will include team events in air base defense, comm site set up, physical fitness, shooting, tent city construction and Airman's Manual knowledge. (US Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Joel Cooke) Herd Burgers fuel 5th MOB toward victory
The 5th Combat Communications Group Combat Challenge team took a few minutes from their busy training regime to stop and power up with a 'Herd burger.' Capt. Stephen Maddox, the 5th MOB CG team chief handed out a burger to each team member. "It's great to take a few minutes to send a message to our active duty competition, said Captain Maddox. "'We
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2010
Col. Theresa Giorlando, 689th Combat Communications Wing welcomes home Staff Sgt. Jon Hutchins, 53rd Combat Communications Squadron Deployable Initial Communications Element Team from his deployment to Haiti March 16. Sergeant Hutchins was the network specialist on the DICE Team that deployed to Haiti for six weeks providing expeditionary communications, in support the humanitarian effort - Operation Unified Response. 689th CCW welcomes returning members from Haiti mission
Six members of the 53rd Combat Communications Squadron Deployable Initial Communications Element Team, or DICE Team, returned March 16 from a six-week deployment to Haiti, where the team supported Operation Unified Response, a humanitarian effort to assist Haiti after the devastating earthquake.The team consisted of Capt. Joel Nelson, Tech. Sgt
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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - Lt. Col. Todd Schug, 52nd Combat Communications Squadron and ruck march commander, (left) and Staff Sgt. Rome Reiswig, 52nd CBCS Customer Support Squadron non-commissioned officer in charge, talk with Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Coyle, 52nd CBCS superintendent, about the ruck march route while 2nd Lt. Patrick Beville prepares his ruck pack. The route would take more than 30 members of the 689th Combat Communications Wing across six miles of Robins’ roadways and woodlands March 15, in honor of Chief Coyle’s retirement March 19. (U.S. Air Force Photo/2nd Lt. Joel Cooke) Combat Comm chief retires with a warrior's march
"Formation, a-tten-T-I-O-N! Put on your rucks; mount-up; this will be a six-mile march," shouted the ruck commander in the early morning hours March 15.More than 30 personnel of the 689th Combat Communications Wing moved out on a 5 a.m. voluntary motivational physical training event in honor of the 52nd Combat Communications Squadron superintendent
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(U.S. Air Force graphic) Air Force to implement handheld device changes
The Air Force will be implementing changes in March to services available for use on all Air Force-issued BlackBerry handheld devices to bolster the security of the devices. These Department of Defense-directed changes will be overseen by the 24th Air Force, the operational warfighting organization responsible for defending Air Force network
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2010
Default Air Force Logo 67th NWW enhances readiness and operational efficiency
The Airmen working from all operational units of the 67th Network Warfare Wing will soon demonstrate their cyber-operating skills against criteria identified and validated by the Standardization and Evaluations staff of the 24th Air Force, as part of the Guardian Challenge 2010 events held across Air Force Space Command from March to May. "This
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2010
The 689th Combat Communications Wing B.E.A.S.T. is the wing’s mascot. The B.E.A.S.T. represents the personnel of the 689th CCW, what they do, and what they believe: Bravery, Expeditionary Excellence, Attitude, Standards, and Teamwork. The image intentionally shows no gender, race or rank to represent all 689th CCW warriors. The bull and gator are representative of the resources and history that the B.E.A.S.T. will take to the fight. The B.E.A.S.T.’s legacy of excellence was born in the jungles of Southeast Asia, and continues today all over the world. (U.S. Air Force Graphic/Master Sgt. Robert Talenti) The B.E.A.S.T. enters the Guardian Challenge ring
The Combat Challenge is back and the 689th Combat Communications Wing 'B.E.A.S.T.' will be unveiled. "For nearly 50 years, our Airmen have trained and deployed, representing our Air Force in conflict and contingency alike," said Col. Theresa Giorlando, 689th CCW commander. "Our legacy of excellence was born in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Today,
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The 67th Network Warfare Wing Gunslinger is the wing's mascot. The Gunslinger represents the spirit and tenacity of the wing's personnel through his parallels with the wing shield: a star on his chest, like the shield stars, to represent the mission of network attack, exploitation, defense, and operations performed by cyberspace warriors to defeat adversaries; a dark blue shirt, like the dark blue field, to symbolize the shroud of secrecy that surrounds a cyberspace adversary; and a red scarf, the lightening bolt, to represent the applied speed, strength, power, and precision of Air Force network warfare. The Gunslinger's lifelong mission has been and will be to deny adversaries the use of cyberspace while maximizing Air Force use of the net: Lux Ex Tenebris (Light from Darkness). (U.S. Air Force Graphic/Vincent Childress) Gunslingers of 67th Network Warfare Wing prepare for showdown
The lead Gunslinger to represent the 67th Network Warfare Wing in the showdown with all of Air Force Space Command will be selected in a commander's call March 19, as the wing prepares for its inaugural performance in the Space Command Guardian Challenge competition.The Gunslinger is the chosen mascot of the 67th NWW, due to his ability to respond
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ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. - The 5th Combat Communications Group (aka 5th MOB) Combat Challenge team conduct rifle firing drills March 5.  The team went through several shooting positions and fired dozens of rounds of ammunition, focusing on safe weapons handling and accurate shooting.   The Airmen are training to ensure the 5th MOB team takes home the gold in the challenge to be held at Tinker AFB, Okla., April 17 to 19. Combat Challenge, historically the Air Force’s combat communications competition which ran from 1986 to 1996, has been resurrected as part of the Air Force Space Command’s Guardian Challenge 2010. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Robert Talenti) 689th Combat Communications Wing gears up for combat competition in Guardian Challenge
Even with more than 20 percent of its Airmen deployed to the four corners of the globe, the 689th Combat Communications Wing is in full gear honing their physical, mental, technical and combat skill-sets, and preparing for Guardian Challenge 2010. Both the 3rd Combat Communications Group, also known as the 3rd Herd from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.
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