2017 Combat Communications Steering Group meets at MacDill AFB

JBSA-Lackland -- The 2017 Combat Communications Steering Group Conference (CCSG) took place at MacDill AFB, Fla. Jan 9-13. Keynote speakers included Lieutenant General William J. Bender, Secretary of the Air Force, Chief Information Officer, Brigadier General Mitchel H Butikofer, 24th Air Force, vice commander, and Brigadier General Jill A. Lannan, 24th Air Force Air Natural Guard Assistant to the commander. The goal of the conference joins leaders and Combat Communications champions to discuss current issues and identify resolutions to improve capabilities. This year significant emphasis was on four critical areas; Modernization, Tactical Cyber Survivability, Force Management and Training, and Technical Orders. Subject matter experts (SME) from across the combat communications community were identified and placed in their respective sidebars by the CCSG Committee. The action items developed and task out at this year’s CCSG will be key to modernizing Combat Communications for the Air Force (US photo released by 1st Lt. Robert Field).