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NEWS | March 23, 2020

Air Force Information Warfare’s new warfighting unit activates

By Sharon Singleton Sixteenth Air Force/Air Forces Cyber Public Affairs

The 616th Operations Center was activated at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland during a ceremony March 16.

The new operations center integrates the 625th OC, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance operations with the 624th OC, including cyber operations.
 
“Today we stand up a warfighting unit that will be responsible for the convergence of the Air Force Information Warfare enterprise to create new outcomes for the nation,” said Lt. Gen. Timothy D. Haugh, Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, as he shared his vision for the new center. “The Airmen of the 616th OC are charged with developing the new operational art that will ultimately change the way our service fights.”
 

Col. James F. Weaver, the new 616th OC commander, eagerly accepted the charge ahead.

“As we move forward into the 616th we bring two great cultures together,” Weaver said. “One that is the gold standard for command and control and the conduct of full-spectrum cyber space operations and one that’s a culture focused on filling gaps and seams to optimize ISR operations worldwide, resulting in increased effectiveness and air domain awareness for combatant commanders worldwide.”