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Cyberspace Engineering Group displays its mission capabilities

By 24th Air Force Public Affairs | Oct. 5, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —

Both military and civilian members from the 38th Cyberspace Engineering and Installation Group, part of the 688th Cyberspace Wing headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas that falls under the 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command, interacted with an enthusiastic public of all ages at the Joint Base Andrews Air Show, Md. Sept. 15-17, 2017.

The 38th CEIG, based out of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. displayed an Air Force Cyberspace information booth to explain the group's mission — deliver a resilient infrastructure to further operations in and through the cyberspace domain.

Special visitors to the 38th CEIG information booth included Secretary of the Air Force, Honorable Heather Wilson; Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen.David Goldfein; and commander of Air Force Space Command, Gen. Jay Raymond.

Squadron personnel under the 38th CEIG that provided the air show display were from the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron, Keesler AFB, Miss. and the 38th Engineering Squadron, Tinker AFB, Okla.

One of the major attractions at the information booth was the 85th EIS’s new Radio Frequency Spectrum Survey van. Squadron members ensured the equipment was properly displayed and provided demonstrations of their frequency detection and analyzers in the display van.

The equipment allows its operators to survey an identified air space, identify both authorized and unauthorized frequencies operating within the air space, identify signal strength, and determine if any frequency interference is detected. These capabilities are critical to protect military operations using the Radio Frequency spectrum and eliminate potential interference or denial of service.

As for the 38th ES, its mission is to provide engineering support and technical guidance for the Air Force global network.

“This is the first time our organization has hosted a booth at an air show. Our teamwork with the 85th EIS, Air Force Space Command and the Joint Base Andrews air show team made our display an outstanding success," said John Carpenter, 38th ES senior Cyberspace Systems Integration engineer.

Carpenter’s extensive network design experience allows him and the 38th ES team to consult mission partners on Air Force Network enterprise-wide applications.

Newly-assigned 38th ES engineer, Tracy Nguyen, also answered questions from the public and provided explanations on network design and performance analysis.

The team answered questions from curious children, teenagers, and adults who displayed interest in learning more about Radio Frequencies and Air Force cyberspace careers.

For more information about the 38th CEIG, please visit: 

http://www.24af.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/960164/38th-cyberspace-engineering-installation-group/