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24TH AIR FORCE FACT SHEET

Posted 6/11/2014 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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24TH AIR FORCE

The 24th Air Force is the operational warfighting organization that executes full spectrum cyberspace operations to ensure friendly forces maintain a warfighting advantage.

History

The 24th Air Force was activated under Air Force Space Command on Aug. 18, 2009, and achieved Full Operational Capability on Oct. 1, 2010. On Dec. 7, 2010, Headquarters 24th Air Force was re-designated as Air Forces Cyber (AFCYBER), to highlight its role as the service component to United States Cyber Command. On Oct. 1, 2013, Air Forces Cyber took on the role of Joint Force Headquarters - Cyber, a command and control authority for directing joint cyber forces.

Mission

The 24th Air Force's mission is to operate, extend, and defend the Air Force Information Network, defend key mission systems, and provide full spectrum cyberspace capabilities for the joint warfighter in, through, and from cyberspace.

People

More than 5,400 men and women of 24th Air Force, as well as an additional 11,000 Air Reserve Component personnel, conduct or support 24-hour, global cyberspace operations. 

Organization

The 24th Air Force is comprised of a headquarters staff, an integrated operations center, and two cyberspace wings headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland, Texas, and a combat communications group located at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Additionally, a contingent of headquarters personnel is co-located with United States Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Md.

The 624th Operations Center's mission is to establish, plan, direct, coordinate, assess, command and control full spectrum cyberspace operations and capabilities to support Air Force and joint requirements.

The 67th Cyberspace Wing is charged with operating the Air Force Information Network, providing network warfare capabilities to Air Force and joint commanders, and conducting global cyberspace operations.

The 688th Cyberspace Wing creates an advantage for warfighting forces by delivering proven information operations, engineering and infrastructure capabilities integrated across air, space and cyberspace domains.

The 5th Combat Communications Group trains, deploys, and delivers expeditionary communications, information systems, engineering and installation, air traffic control, and weather services to the President, Secretary of Defense, and joint commanders.

(Current as of June 2014)
 

Point of Contact: 
24th Air Force Public Affairs Office
3515 S. General McMullen Drive
JBSA - Lackland, TX 78226
Comm. (210) 395-0296; DSN 969-0296
 





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