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Airman 1st Class Brandon Koch, 28th Communications Squadron cyber systems operator, plugs a cable into a network server at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 3, 2015. Airmen conduct walkthrough inspections of the server room daily to ensure all cables are functioning properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada/Released) WannaCry? Not about ARAD.
WannaCry, the ransomware virus that spread earlier this year, affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. As we all know, keeping safe in times of cyberattack requires speed and agility – from quickly becoming aware of the endpoints at risk to patching those vulnerabilities successfully. Recently, our Financial Management (FM) leadership
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Airmen of the 67th Cyberspace Wing attempt a field sobriety test while wearing DUI goggles during the annual 67th CW Safety Day April 21, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The event focused on traffic safety, including DUI prevention and traffic awareness. 67th CW paves the way on traffic safety
With summer in full effect here in central Texas, safety is a “hot” topic.For 17 years on Texas roadways, there have been no deathless days. Just let that sink in for a little bit… A staggering 3,500 people are killed on Texas roads every year, with a large percentage occurring during the summer months according to the Texas Department of
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Col. Eric DeLange incoming  commander of the 688th Cyberspace Wing, assumes command during the change of command ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Gateway Club June 15, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrew C. Patterson) 688th Cyberspace Wing Commander: Stepping into command
Three words have consistently come to mind since I was given the amazing news back in December that I was selected to command the 688th Cyberspace Wing: Excited, Grateful, and Humbled. Now that I’m in command, those words resonate louder than ever.How can I not be excited when I see all the amazing things that the Airmen of this wing are doing --
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Default Air Force Logo Acknowledging the "D" in PTSD
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is an acronym which is thrown around a lot when it comes to military, but what is it really? Can it affect you? If you come up against something traumatic, will you automatically get it? Is there a cure-all so that you may never develop PTSD?  As my old commander liked to say, “The ‘D’ is important in PTSD”. It
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General Mark Welsh, the 20th Air Force Chief of Staff, retired at Andrews AFB, Md. July 1. Photo accompanies commentary authored by Major General Christopher P. Weggeman, Commander, 24th Air Force, and dear friend of the Welsh family (courtesy photo). General Mark "Boomer" and Betty Welsh: The Personification of Winning
Our Big Blue Chief of Staff’s leadership tenure recently came to a close. The charismatic team of Betty and Boomer Welsh are a treasured commodity for American freedom and values. They are their own Brand, who possess a quality of character, compassion, and an innate leadership style that is irrefutably genuine, and instantaneously engaging and
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Default Air Force Logo 52nd CS leads large force employment information network operation
The future of the 52nd Communications Squadron is rapidly evolving, and its cyber warriors are leading the charge to revolutionize the role of communications squadrons across the Air Force through an initiative called “the Comm Squadron Next.” As part of this initiative, the 52nd CS is identifying and focusing on the protection of key cyber
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Members of the 5th Combat Communications Group board a U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy at an undisclosed location during Operation Desert Storm, 1991. The famed operation that was one of many during the First Gulf War which occurred from 2 August 1990 to 28 February 1991, will mark its 25th anniversary on 17 Jan 2016. (courtesy photo)   The Message that Launched Operation DESERT STORM
While the famous phrase "the face that launched a thousand ships" refers to Helen of Troy and the Trojan War, it could be said that Operation DESERT STORM began with a message that launched hundreds of aircraft and cruise missiles.When Operation DESERT STORM began 25 years ago on 17 January 1991, Twenty-fourth Air Force did not exist; so what is
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Col. Michael Harasimowicz, 688th Cyberspace Wing commander, officiates the wing's redesignation ceremony Sept. 13. The wing was changed from its former designation of the 688th Information Operations Wing to better recognize its current mission set. The 318th Information Operations Group was also redesignated as the 318th Cyberspace Operations Group as part of the ceremony. The 688th is the first of two wings being redesignated as cyberspace wings; the 67th Network Warfare Wing will be redesignated to a cyberspace wing on Sept. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dorian Chapman) Cyberspace wing commander highlights legacy of innovation
The Air Force Chief of Staff's new strategy document "Global Vigilance, Global Reach, and Global Power" calls out air power as a pivotal force during volatile times in modern world history. As true as that statement was during the Great War, during World War II, the Cold War, and through current times, now the next chapter of history is ours to
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This is a wonderful time of year to be generous with your friends and family, and those charities you deem worthy. Don’t let that generosity benefit cyber criminals this year. Happy holidays from the 24th Air Force family to yours! (U.S. Air Force graphic by William Parks)
‘Tis the season for holiday hacking
Having something stolen is just the worst... Before I joined the Air Force, I went to a small college in the flat state of Kansas on a partial basketball scholarship. I remember walking out on the court for the first time and feeling a huge sense of pride in making it to that level after so many years of hard work.My twin brother was off to the
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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas -- Col. David Hathaway, 24th Air Force director of operations, presents the certificate for the Bronze Star Medal to Lt. Col. James Burleigh, 24th Air Force Operations director of current operations, during a ceremony here Sept. 24th. Burleigh was also awarded the U.S. Army Combat Action Badge for his actions while deployed to Afghanistan as the Expeditionary Cyber Support Element - Afghanistan deputy officer in charge and computer network operations planner. He was the mission commander for more than 5,000 cyber operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Parks) Cyber goes to war
Editor's note: Lt. Col. James Burleigh returned from a deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, and was presented with the Bronze Star Medal in a ceremony at 24th Air Force headquarters in September, and returned to duty in November as the operations directorate chief of current operations. This commentary is his account of his experiences while deployed
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