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67TH CYBERSPACE WING

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67TH CYBERSPACE WING

The 67th Cyberspace Wing is located at Kelly Field Annex, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and aligned under 24th Air Force.

History

The 67th CW was established Nov. 6, 1947, initially as the 67th Reconnaissance Wing and organized Nov. 25, 1947, at March Field, Calif. The wing was redesignated as the 67th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing Aug. 22, 1948, then inactivated March 28, 1949. During the Korean War, the wing was re-activated Feb. 25, 1951, at Komaki Air Base, Japan, and later moved to Taegu Air Base, South Korea, March 21, 1951, beginning combat operations with the RF-51 Mustang and RF-80 Shooting Star and the 67th was the only tactical reconnaissance wing in Korea during the war. By Aug. 20, 1951, the wing moved to Kimpo Air Base, South Korea. The wing and its units participated in seven Korean War campaigns and received the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation. After the war, the wing moved to Japan to conduct peacetime tactical reconnaissance operations first at Itami Air Base on Dec 6, 1954, and later at Yokota Air Base from July 1, 1957, until its inactivation Dec. 8, 1960.

On Jan. 1, 1966, the wing was organized at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, to conduct tactical reconnaissance operations and training for crews flying the RF-4C Phantom reconnaissance aircraft. Many of the wing's members deployed to Southeast Asia from 1966 to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. On July 15, 1971, the wing moved to Bergstrom AFB, Texas, and remained until inactivation Sept. 30, 1993. During its time at Bergstrom, the wing received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer for participation in Operation Urgent Fury to free American citizens in Grenada in 1983. Also, many of the wing's personnel deployed to Southwest Asia during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and the wing received credit for participating in the Defense of Saudi Arabia and Liberation and Defense of Kuwait campaigns.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, the wing's mission changed dramatically. On Oct. 1, 1993, the unit was redesignated as the 67th Intelligence Wing and activated at Kelly AFB, Texas. By Aug. 1, 2000, the wing was redesignated again as the 67th Information Operations Wing and became the Air Force's first information operations wing. Finally, on July 5, 2006, the U.S. Air Force redesignated the organization as the 67th Network Warfare Wing, becoming the service's only cyberspace warfare unit.

Mission

As the U.S. Air Force's only network warfare wing, the 67th NWW has more than 2,500 military, civilian and contractor personnel at more than 25 locations worldwide. As the execution arm for 24th Air Force, the wing readies and employs Airmen to conduct full spectrum network and cyber operations and systems telecommunications monitoring for Air Force and combatant command commanders.

Organization

The 67th NWW is organized with three groups with distinct missions to operate and defend the Air Force's and execute cyber operations. The 67th Network Warfare Group provides forces to conduct Air Force computer network operations focused on the priorities of the Air Force network operations commander, United States Strategic Command, United States Cyber Command and other combatant commands. The group readies and employs Airmen to conduct computer network operations and warfare planning for the Air Force, joint task forces and combatant commanders. The group also conducts Secretary of Defense-directed special network warfare missions. The 26th Network Operations Group operates, manages and secures the network battlespace as part of Air Force Network Operations. It provides battlespace awareness, defense of the Air Force global information grid networks, network support and communications and electronic systems security assessment security of Air Force units. The 690th Network Support Group delivers and sustains continuous worldwide network operations and security for air, space and cyberspace forces ensuring U.S. global supremacy. The group has more than 1,700 personnel.

(Current as of Jan. 6, 2012)


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