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Innovator reconfigures, enhances critical intelligence asset
October 3, 2017
— Among the nearly 30,000 Airmen of 25th Air Force are a multitude of outstanding innovators who, through hard work and diligence, make technological advancements that significantly improve mission and training capabilities...
Leader, team recognized for exceptional insider threat capabilities
October 2, 2017
— The 25th Air Force’s Insider Threat Hub, led by Jason Barron, was recognized by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association this past September for their dedication to developing top-notch Air Force intelligence community insider threat capabilities...
ISR command chief’s goal: to help all Airmen do their best
September 7, 2017
— Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell’s goal at the 25th Air Force is to help all Airmen do their best, without hindrances. “I see my job as to help remove obstacles so people can do their job."...
National security and ISR discussed during congressional visit
August 11, 2017
— Congressman Will Hurd, 23rd District of Texas, visited with Maj. Gen. Mary O’Brien, 25th Air Force commander, and other leaders at the Numbered Air Force’s headquarters at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Aug. 4, 2017...
ISR Command Chief provides departing words of wisdom
August 6, 2017
— When Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman began his Air Force career nearly 27 years ago, he had no idea he would contribute to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance for nearly three decades...
Creating an Innovation ecosystem: Beale brings virtual reality to life
June 24, 2017
— The new VR headset and remote, provided to the squadron by 25th Air Force Cryptologic Office, Cryptologic Force Management, is only the beginning of a new initiative at the 548th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group: creating an innovation ecosystem. This culture aims to foster new opportunities and introduce technologies, like VR, to the intelligence world - with a long-term objective of being introduced Air Force-wide, giving Airmen new capabilities in training, operations and building resiliency...
Graffiti Restored on Berlin Wall Section
June 21, 2017
— In recent days, there have been a rash of reports to the 25th Air Force Facilities office about vandalism on a wall located near the entrance to Building 2000. Fortunately, the ‘tagging’ being reported is a case of mistaken identity, a bit of historical restoration, and not a case of tagging...
Command surgeon recognized for decades of exemplary service
June 9, 2017
— When it comes to aviation medicine, Col. Paul A. Young, command surgeon, 25th Air Force, is one of the best, which is why he was selected by the Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons as the recipient of this year’s George E. Schafer Award...
New 25th Air Force commander takes reins of vast ISR enterprise
May 31, 2017
— Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien took command of 25th Air Force today at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland. Maj. Gen. Bradford "B.J." Shwedo relinquished command during the ceremony, presided over by Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command. ...
Direct Support Operator Recognized for Exceptional Contributions to Mackay Trophy Aircrew
May 17, 2017
— Every year, an aircrew is selected for the Clarence Mackay Trophy, which is presented to an aircrew for accomplishing the most meritorious flight of the year. This year, an AC-130U aircrew from Air Force Special Operations Command, which included one of 25th Air Force’s outstanding Airmen, was recognized with the honor...
Scientists converge on San Antonio for week of collaboration
April 27, 2017
— Every spring, scientists from across the country pop up on a different Air Force base, looking for a specific shade of blue. This year, the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board found their ‘Air Force blue’ while meeting April 10-13 at 25th Air Force Headquarters...
Airman Resilience Teams keep Silent Warriors ready to fight, ready for life
April 14, 2017
— Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them. ...
Intelligence communications systems migrate worldwide
April 4, 2017
— While protecting the nation and seeking out the enemy, U.S. military forces must exchange sensitive information safely and securely. The Air Force Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System allows multi-media communications between authorized individuals by secure means, and in a timely manner. ...
Award recognizes analysts’ extraordinary tactical impact
March 30, 2017
— The 25th Air Force Tactics Analysis Reporting Program recently recognized the Stu Engbretson Tactics Analysts of the Year. This program recognizes analysts’ significant accomplishments completed outside the scope of their traditional Air Force Specialty Code and how that work impacts Combat Air Forces and Mobility Air Forces, said Kevin Inman, Tactics and Adversary Studies Element Manager, 25th Air Force. ...
Relocation brings ISR cryptologic operator training, aircraft together again
March 9, 2017
— The 306th Intelligence Squadron made a big move Mar. 6 from sunny California to the Sooner State. The move, to Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma City, aligns with Air Force Special Operations’ effort to collocate the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance active-duty training mission with Air National Guard operational aircraft, said Col. Michael Stevenson, commander 363rd ISR Wing. “This is yet another example of the strong partnership AFSOC [Air Force Special Operations Command] has with ACC [Air Combat Command] and the 361 ISRG [Group],” said Col. Alexander Merz, director, AFSOC ISR. ...
480th ISRW hosts Innovation Summit
March 2, 2017
— The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing hosted the AF Distributed Common Ground System Innovation Summit Feb. 8-9 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. ...
Analyst turned Chaplain committed to providing spiritual resiliency
February 15, 2017
— When the search for a new chaplain began at the 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, who could have imagined an ISR analyst would be selected to fill those empty shoes. Chaplain (Maj.) W. James ‘Jim’ Bridgham said he can see that his ISR career prepared him for this assignment. ...
Presidential honor bestowed on Air Force officer
February 10, 2017
— When the President of the United States travels, stateside or abroad, there is an advance team who arrives weeks ahead to handle airport logistics. These team members, or agents, volunteer for the job and are the ‘best of the best’ at what they do. That is why Maj. Francisco "Cisco" Leach, deputy chief of safety, 25th Air Force, felt honored when he was recently selected from 96 agents as the 2016 Presidential Advance Agent of the Year...
Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases
January 31, 2017
— The silent warfighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, yesterday through Feb. 10. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. ...
Catfishing: Don’t get lured in
January 19, 2017
— Dating in today’s technologically savvy world seems to have become less personal. In many cases, finding someone to spend time with might be based on information obtained through dating websites, phone calls, texts, chats and instant messages. The big question amidst the barrage of electronic information - Is the person on the other end, someone you have never met, worthy of your time? Is the potential date being sincere and honest, or is disaster just one click away? ...