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Posted 1/3/2013 Printable Fact Sheet
561st Network Operations Squadron
561st Network Operations Squadron
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The 561st Network Operations Squadron (561st NOS) is headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and has three detachments located at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Joint Base San Antonio - Randolph, Texas; and Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Operation Location Bravo is also located at Scott AFB and all five locations share the responsibility of managing core services consisting of messaging, boundary and situational awareness for 108 Air Force installations.

Air Combat Command activated the 561st Communications Squadron at Peterson on July 5, 2006 to operate one of two integrated network operations and security centers (I-NOSC). Detachment1 activated July 5, 2006 at Hickam; Detachment 2 activated July 5, 2006 at Randolph; Detachment 3 activated July 5, 2006 at Scott; Detachment 4 activated July 5, 2006 at Arlington City, Va. and inactivated Aug. 31, 2006. In July 2007, the 561st CS was re-designated as the 561st Network Operations Squadron. The squadron was reassigned to the 690th Network Support Group to conduct Air Force network operations along with the 690th Network Support Squadron, 690th Intelligence Support Squadron and the 83rd Network Operations Squadron.

Provide mission assurance to the warfighter by operating, sustaining and defending the Air Force enterprise network.

The 561st NOS consists of more than 400 active duty military spread across four locations. The 310th Communications Flight, an associated Air Force Reserve unit, augments the 561st NOS with operations crews providing command and control and situational awareness for Air Force networks and assets.

To provide secure and reliable networks available for the warfighter in support of air, space and cyberspace superiority.

The 561st NOS delivers responsive combat support to guarantee command and control, global connectivity, and information assurance across 56 bases at five Air Force major commands and five combatant commands. The squadron is responsible for the availability and security of both the unclassified and classified secret networks for a number of the assigned major commands and combatant commands.

The five Air Force major commands include: Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), Air Education and Training Command (AETC), Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Force Global Strike Command and Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

The five combatant commands include: U.S. Strategic Command, U.S. Northern Command, U.S. Central Command, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Transportation Command.

The 561st NOS supports AFSPC, AETC, AMC, PACAF and some Air Force Global Strike Command operations across the globe including the continental U.S., Greenland, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Guam, Diego Garcia, and Ascension Island.

(Current as of January 2013)

Point of Contact: To reach the 561st NOS, mail to:
250 South Peterson Blvd
Peterson AFB, CO 80914

Or call: DSN 692-6637

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