Demon Chasers ready for Guardian Challenge through real-world experience

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Preparation for Guardian Challenge continues among 24th Air Force units, including the Demon Chasers of the 91st Network Warfare Squadron, a sub-unit of the 67th Network Warfare Wing.

"One of the 67th NWW's stars shine brightest through sustained excellence," said Maj. Raymond Erickson, director of operations, 91st NWS. "In delivering cutting-edge network warfare support to combatant commanders, the Demon Chasers of the 91st Network Warfare Squadron are battle proven."

In frontline support every day of the past three years, the 91st NWS supported thousands of cyberspace missions in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom this past year, and conducted full-spectrum operations involving thousands of crucial targets, providing vital intelligence preparation of the battle space for three combatant commands.

"We're saving lives, and helping to defeat elusive adversaries," said Major Erickson.

The Demon Chasers has been recognized for their work by senior leaders across the services.

In a letter to Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander, Army Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby, United States Forces - Iraq deputy commanding general, stated, "The 91st is integrated and synchronized across the battlespace. It is actively creating effects every day and saving U. S., Iraqi Forces, and innocent civilian lives ... the efforts of these fine Airmen do not go unnoticed by me or my commanders."

The 91st NWS' contribution to the warfighter has resulted in their selection as Air Force Space Command's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Unit of the Year, 2009, as well as the 24th Air Force Information Operations Squadron of the Year.

"If the Demon Chasers' contributions to warfighting missions are any indication of how well they will perform at Guardian Challenge," said Major Erickson, "the Airmen of the 91st are more than ready to take on any challenge."