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SECAF, 16th Air Force CC visit America’s Cryptologic Wing
February 9, 2024
— The 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing hosted Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall on Feb. 2 and U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Kevin Kennedy 16th Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) commander, from Feb. 1-2, 2024, to learn about the wing’s cryptologic mission...
70th ISRW optimizes language capabilities through local Chinese-Mandarin initiative
January 9, 2024
— The 2022 National Defense Strategy directs the Department of Defense to act urgently to sustain and strengthen U.S. deterrence, with the People’s Republic of China as the DOD’s pacing challenge. To help optimize Air Force cryptologic language analyst capabilities, the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing is providing its first local training to re-language Airmen into Chinese-Mandarin specialties...
DAF announces Spark Tank 2024 finalists
December 20, 2023
— The Spark Tank team presented the top 15 ideas identified through pairwise voting and subject matter expert evaluations from this year’s pool of submissions. DAF senior leaders convened to review and discuss the merits of each idea, reaching consensus to identify Spark Tank 2024’s six finalists...
426th Network Warfare Squadron talk network protections and cyber threats with Microsoft
October 23, 2023
— Six members of the 426th Network Warfare Squadron were joined by nine members from the 33rd Cyber Operations Squadron for a visit to Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Virginia, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1, 2023. The team received several in-depth summaries of varying Microsoft defense processes and systems. They also discussed effective avenues of collaborative implementation for future operations...
12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year: Becoming tomorrow’s DAF ambassadors today
September 19, 2023
— The Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen for 2023 were recognized and honored during the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 9-13. Master Sgt. Michael A. Galindo, Chief of Weapons and Tactics with the 502nd Security Forces Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, was one of the selectees...
PHOTOS | Sixteenth Air Force commander visits 319th Reconnaissance Wing
April 3, 2023
— Sixteenth Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Kennedy visited Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently to see the impactful work of the 319th Reconnaissance Wing's Airmen and how they accomplish the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission...
Special Warfare, Air Force Recruiting teams develop programs, scour nation to attract candidates
February 16, 2023
— The capabilities that Special Warfare graduates provide are as needed today as ever before. That reality is the reason program leaders are working hard to attract a group of candidates who are broad, diverse and committed...
350th Spectrum Warfare Wing activates Wavelength Digital Service at JBSA-Lackland
August 4, 2022
— On July 19, the 850th Spectrum Warfare Group, the Research and Engineering component of the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing, activated Wavelength, formally known as Detachment 1, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
Air Force selects future aircrew helmet
June 28, 2022
— The helmet prototype was chosen after Air Combat Command initiated the search for a next-generation helmet to address issues with long-term neck and back injuries, optimize aircraft technology, improve pilot longevity, and provide better fitment to diverse aircrews...
Air Force Cyber Enlisted Airmen transition to operational AFSC
January 12, 2022
— Effective Nov. 1, 2021, all cyber enlisted Airmen have transitioned from the 3DXXX Cyberspace Support Air Force Specialty Code to the 1D7XX Cyber Defense Operations AFSC. The one-to-one transition and implementation of the new AFSC for cyber enlisted Airmen is part of a multi-phased approach that will reclassify cyber to an operational capacity within the Air Force, moving beyond a traditional communications support role. ...
557th Weather Wing's Mission Defense Team working to achieve IOC
January 11, 2022
— Franklin D. Kramer, former assistant secretary of defense, wrote in the Cyberpower and National Security publication that the United States must create an effective national and international strategic framework for the development and use of cyber as part of an overall national security strategy. Since that publication, the 557th Weather Wing, under direction from Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, is doing just that with their Mission Defense Team. ...
Multi-Domain Warfare Officer students dive deep into cyber global operations
November 29, 2021
— The Multi-Domain Warfare Officer Initial Skills Training Class 21B recently conducted the final portion of their two-week, multi-location temporary duty training at Sixteenth Air Force’s 616th Operations Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
616th Operations Center demonstrates cyber capabilities to ACC leaders
March 9, 2021
— U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, ACC, visited the cyber and intelligence Airmen of the Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber) at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland March 2-4...
ADLS training transitions to “myLearning” in first step for new force development learning management system
March 3, 2021
— As part of Air Education and Training Command’s efforts to aggressively and cost-effectively modernize education and training, Airmen and Guardians can access the “myLearning” digital platform on the Air Force Portal beginning March 18, with the first phase consisting of a modernized and interactive training platform that allows Airmen to access training modules previously found on the Advanced Distributed Learning Service...
Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities
February 2, 2021
— The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities...
Department of the Air Force increases commander accountability for climate survey results
January 8, 2021
— The Department of the Air Force released a memorandum Dec. 21 highlighting improvements made to address concerns identified in Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey reports, a tool for leaders to assess command climate...
Commentary: Transforming the Civilian Defender Program
June 16, 2020
— U.S. Air Force leadership declared 2020 as the Year of Integrated Base Defense, or IBD, focusing on how every Air and Space Professional fits into a layered defensive network. IBD is greater in scope than any single career field. It requires active participation between all Air Force Specialty Codes and ranks to operate as a cohesive fighting force...
Air Force releases grooming, fitness guidance during COVID-19
April 3, 2020
— In a message to Airmen March 31, Lt. Gen. Brian T. Kelly, Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, explained installation commanders have the authority to adjust standards as needed, while also encouraging Airmen to maintain grooming and fitness standards to the greatest extent possible...
Tactical Air Control Party Formal Training Unit activates
October 18, 2019
— The Tactical Air Control Party Formal Training Unit officially activated during a ceremony at the Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland's Medina Annex Oct. 17...
ACC commander discusses Sixteenth Air Force as new Information Warfare NAF
September 20, 2019
— Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, said that Sixteenth Air Force will be the designation for a new Information Warfare Component-Numbered Air Force, while speaking at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 18...