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Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) is a series of communications satellites operated by the United States Air Force Space Command.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is an American rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer.
Aerospace Defense Command was a major command of the United States Air Forces, responsible for continental air defence.
Air Combat Command (ACC) is one of ten Major Commands (MAJCOMs) in the United States Air Force, reporting to Headquarters, United States Air Force (HAF) at the Pentagon.
Air Education and Training Command (AETC) was established 1 July 1993, with the realignment of Air Training Command and Air University.
Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) is a major command of the United States Air Force (USAF).
The Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing observatory is an Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) operating location at Haleakala Observatory on Maui, Hawaii, with a twofold mission.
The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award is a unit award of the United States Air Force created by the Secretary of the Air Force on 26 August 1969.
The Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
The Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) provides support for the operation, control, and maintenance of a variety of United States Department of Defense and some non-DoD satellites.
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), sometimes referred to informally as U.S. Space Command, is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
The AN/FPS-133 Air Force Space Surveillance System, colloquially known as the Space Fence, was a U.S. government multistatic radar system built to detect orbital objects passing over America.
Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force.
The Air Force Spectrum Management Office (AFSMO) plans, provides, and preserves access to the electromagnetic spectrum for Air Force and selected Department of Defense activities in support of national policy objectives, systems development, and global operations.
The Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) is an inactive United States Air Force Major Command.
The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia air force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Alaska (Alax̂sxax̂) is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America.
The Alaska Air National Guard (AK ANG) is the air militia of the State of Alaska, United States of America.
The AN/FPQ-16 Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS or EPARCS) is a powerful phased-array radar system located in North Dakota.
Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) are space weapons designed to incapacitate or destroy satellites for strategic military purposes.
Atlas V ("V" is pronounced "Five") is an expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family.
The RCA 474L Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS, "474L System", Project 474L) was a United States Air Force Cold War early warning radar, computer, and communications system, for ballistic missile detection.
The Boeing X-37, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is a reusable uncrewed spacecraft.
Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in Aurora, Colorado, that was established by the U.S. Army in 1942.
Claude Robert "Bob" Kehler, (born April 7, 1952) is a retired United States Air Force general who served as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from January 28, 2011 to November 15, 2013.
The California Air National Guard (CA ANG) is the air force militia of the U.S. State of California.
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) (known as Cape Kennedy Air Force Station from 1963 to 1973) is an installation of the United States Air Force Space Command's 45th Space Wing.
Cape Cod Air Force Station is a U.S. Air Force station located in the northwest corner of Joint Base Cape Cod, United States, on Flatrock Hill in Massachusetts.
Cavalier Air Force Station, North Dakota is a United States Air Force installation of the 10th Space Warning Squadron of the 21st Space Wing that monitors and tracks potential missile launches against North America with the GE AN/FPQ-16 Enhanced Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization System (PARCS).
CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS.
Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station (CMAFS) is located on Cheyenne Mountain on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in unincorporated El Paso County, Colorado, next to Colorado Springs, The Cheyenne Mountain Complex, an underground facility on Cheyenne Mountain AFS, was first built for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Combat Operations Center, though NORAD moved day-to-day operations to its headquarters on Peterson AFB in 2006.
The Cheyenne Mountain Division is the J36 branch within the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and United States Northern Command's (USNORTHCOM) Operations Directorates, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
CMSgt insignia (1994–present) Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the U.S. Air Force, just above Senior Master Sergeant, and is a senior non-commissioned officer rank.
Charles Albert "Chuck" Horner (born October 19, 1936) is a retired USAF Four-Star General.
Clear Air Force Station ("Clear" colloq.) is a United States Air Force Station radar station for detecting incoming ICBMs and submarine-launched ballistic missiles to NORAD's command center and to provide Space Surveillance data to Air Force Space Command's Space Control Center (SCC).
The AN/FPS-108 Cobra Dane radar is a passive electronically scanned array installation operated by Raytheon for the United States Air Force at Eareckson Air Station on the island of Shemya, Aleutian Islands, Alaska.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
The Colorado Air National Guard (CO ANG) is the aerial militia of the U.S. State of Colorado.
Cyberwarfare is the use or targeting in a battlespace or warfare context of computers, online control systems and networks.
As a major developed economy, the United States is highly dependent on the Internet and therefore greatly exposed to cyber attacks.
David C. Martin (born July 28, 1943) is an American television news correspondent, journalist, and author who works for CBS News.
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) monitors meteorological, oceanographic, and solar-terrestrial physics for the United States Department of Defense.
The Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS) provides the United States with military communications to support globally distributed military users.
Supply support for what was known as the 1st Communications Squadron at Buckley Air National Guard Base in early 1970 was provided by Operating Location AB of the 4600/Supply Squadron and 2 personnel from Space Command.
Delta II is an expendable launch system, originally designed and built by McDonnell Douglas.
Delta IV is an expendable launch system in the Delta rocket family.
A directed-energy weapon (DEW) is a ranged weapon system that inflicts damage at a target by emission of highly focused energy, including laser, microwaves and particle beams.
Dobbins Air Reserve Base or Dobbins ARB is a United States Air Force reserve air base located in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb about northwest of Atlanta.
General (ret) Donald Joseph Kutyna (born December 6, 1933) is a retired United States Air Force Officer.
The East Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Eastern United States meets the North Atlantic Ocean.
Eglin AFB Site C-6 is an Air Force Space Command radar station which houses the AN/FPS-85 phased array radar, associated computer processing system(s), and radar control equipment.
An expendable launch vehicle (ELV) is a launch system or launch vehicle stage that is used only once to carry a payload into space.
FLTSATCOM (also FLTSAT) was a satellite communication system of the U.S. Navy which was used for UHF radio communications between ships, submarines, airplanes and ground stations of the Navy.
The Florida Air National Guard (FL ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Florida and, as part of the air force militia of the United States, is part of the Air National Guard.
Fort George G. Meade is a United States Army installation located in Maryland, that includes the Defense Information School, the Defense Media Activity, the United States Army Field Band, and the headquarters of United States Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, the Defense Courier Service, and Defense Information Systems Agency headquarters.
Fort Indiantown Gap, also referred to as "The Gap" or "FIG", is a census-designated place and U.S. Army post primarily located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.
The Fourteenth Air Force (14 AF; Air Forces Strategic) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Space Command (AFSPC).
Frank Graham Klotz (born September 7, 1950) served as Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, general (abbreviated as GEN in the Army or Gen in the Air Force and Marine Corps) is a four-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-10.
The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.
The United States Air Force's Global Positioning Systems Wing is a unit of the Space and Missile Systems Center located at Los Angeles AFB, California.
The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
General Howell M. Estes III (born December 16, 1941) served as commander in chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command (CINCNORAD), United States Space Command (USCINCSPACE), and commander, Air Force Space Command (COMAFSPC), headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Hurlburt Field is a United States Air Force installation located in Okaloosa County, Florida, immediately west of the Town of Mary Esther.
Intelligence analysis is the application of individual and collective cognitive methods to weigh data and test hypotheses within a secret socio-cultural context.
An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).
James Vincent Hartinger (April 17, 1925October 9, 2000) was a United States Air Force general who served as Commander in Chief, North American Air Defense Command (CINCNORAD) from 1980 to 1981; Commander in Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command (CINCNORAD) from 1981 to 1982; North American Aerospace Defense Command/Commander, Air Force Space Command (CINCNORAD/COMAFSPC) from 1982 to 1984.
John E. Hyten (born c. 1959) is a United States Air Force general.
John W. Raymond is a general in the United States Air Force.
Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam (JBPHH) is a United States military base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii.
General Joseph William Ashy, USAF (born October 16, 1940) was commander in chief of North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Space Command, and commander of Air Force Space Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city along the Gulf Coast in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States.
Kevin Patrick "Chilli" Chilton (born November 3, 1954) is an American mechanical engineer, and former United States Air Force four-star General and test pilot.
Kirtland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in the southeast quadrant of the Albuquerque, New Mexico urban area, adjacent to the Albuquerque International Sunport.
Lackland Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Bexar County, Texas.
General Lance W. Lord (born July 12, 1946) is a retired four-star general in the U.S. Air Force, and was the Commander of Air Force Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.
A Launch service provider (LSP) is a type of company which specialises in launching spacecraft.
This is a list of major commands (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force A major command is a significant Air Force organization subordinate to Headquarters, US Air Force.
Los Angeles Air Force Base (LAAFB) is a non-flying United States Air Force Base located in El Segundo, California.
MacDill Air Force Base (MacDill AFB) is an active United States Air Force installation located 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida.
The Maine Air National Guard (ME ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Maine, United States of America.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, major general is a two-star general-officer rank, with the pay grade of O-8.
Massachusetts, officially known as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
Maxwell Air Force Base, officially known as Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, is a United States Air Force (USAF) installation under the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).
Military intelligence is a military discipline that uses information collection and analysis approaches to provide guidance and direction to assist commanders in their decisions.
Military personnel are members of the state's armed forces.
Milstar, originally meaning Military Strategic and Tactical Relay, is a constellation of military communications satellites in geostationary orbit, which are operated by the United States Air Force, and provide secure and jam-resistant worldwide communications to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is a civil-military airport seven miles southwest of Montgomery, the capital of Alabama.
National Command Authority (NCA) is a term used by the Department of Defense of the United States of America to refer to the ultimate source of lawful military orders.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO; Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM) is the United States Navy's information operations, intelligence, networks and space unit.
Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.
In logic, negation, also called the logical complement, is an operation that takes a proposition P to another proposition "not P", written \neg P (¬P), which is interpreted intuitively as being true when P is false, and false when P is true.
New Boston Air Force Station is a United States Air Force facility located in Hillsborough County in south central New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
New Mexico (Nuevo México, Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America.
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), known until March 1981 as the North American Air Defense Command, is a combined organization of the United States and Canada that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Northern America.
North Dakota is a U.S. state in the midwestern and northern regions of the United States.
A Numbered Air Force (NAF) is a type of organization in the United States Air Force that is subordinate to a Major Command (MAJCOM) and has assigned to it operational units such as wings, squadrons, and groups.
Orbital ATK Inc. was an American aerospace manufacturer and defense industry company.
Outer space, or just space, is the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies.
Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force and is also the air component command of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM).
Patrick Air Force Base is a United States Air Force installation located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County, Florida, in the United States.
The PAVE PAWS (Precision Acquisition Vehicle Entry Phased Array Warning System) is an elaborate Cold War early warning radar and computer system developed in 1980 to "detect and characterize a sea-launched ballistic missile attack against the United States".
Payload is the carrying capacity of an aircraft or launch vehicle, usually measured in terms of weight.
Peterson Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force Base that shares an airfield with the adjacent Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, home to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Air Force Space Command headquarters, and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) headquarters.
A public–private partnership (PPP, 3P or P3) is a cooperative arrangement between two or more public and private sectors, typically of a long-term nature.
General Ralph Edward "Ed" Eberhart (born December 6, 1946) was commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
Ramstein Air Base is a United States Air Force base in Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwestern Germany.
The Rapid Attack Identification Detection Reporting System, also known as RAIDRS is a ground-based space control system that provides near real-time event detection.
Richard Bowman Myers (born March 1, 1942) is the 14th president of Kansas State University and a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force and served as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Robert Tralles Herres (December 1, 1932 – July 24, 2008) was the first Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Robins Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force installation located in Houston County, Georgia, United States.
In the context of spaceflight, a satellite is an artificial object which has been intentionally placed into orbit.
Schriever Air Force Base (Schriever AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force located approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Peterson AFB near Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States.
Scott Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base in St. Clair County, Illinois, near Belleville and O'Fallon, 25 miles East of downtown St. Louis.
The Sea-Based X-Band Radar (SBX-1) is a floating, self-propelled, mobile active electronically scanned array early-warning radar station designed to operate in high winds and heavy seas.
A soldier is one who fights as part of an army.
The Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) is a part of Air Force Space Command of the United States Air Force, located at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo, Los Angeles County, California.
The Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system is a planned constellation of satellites and supporting ground infrastructure that will improve the ability of the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to detect and track space objects in orbit around the Earth.
Space exploration is the discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of evolving and growing space technology.
A space force is a military branch that conducts space warfare.
The Space Innovation & Development Center (SIDC), formerly the Space Warfare Center (SWC), was a military unit of the United States Air Force.
The Space Superiority Systems Wing (SYSW) at Los Angeles Air Force Base includes the "Space Situational Awareness Group" and the "Counterspace Group".
Space warfare is combat that takes place in outer space.
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.
Stanly County Airport is a county owned, joint civil-military, public use airport in Stanly County, North Carolina, United States.
Stargate Atlantis (often abbreviated SGA) is a Canadian-American adventure and military science fiction television series and part of MGM's ''Stargate'' franchise.
The Stargate Program is a fictional special access program that plays a key role in the Stargate franchise: it surrounds the operations of the Stargate on Earth.
Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a Canadian-American military science fiction adventure television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's ''Stargate'' franchise.
Stargate Universe (often abbreviated as SGU) is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's ''Stargate'' franchise.
Strategic Air Command (SAC) was both a Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command (MAJCOM), responsible for Cold War command and control of two of the three components of the U.S. military's strategic nuclear strike forces, the so-called "nuclear triad," with SAC having control of land-based strategic bomber aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs (the third leg of the triad being submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) of the U.S. Navy).
Surveillance is the monitoring of behavior, activities, or other changing information for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting people.
Tactical Air Command (TAC) is an inactive United States Air Force organization.
Thomas Samuel Moorman Jr. (born November 16, 1940) served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from July 1994 to August 1997.
Thule Air Base, or Thule Air Base/Pituffik Airport, is the United States Air Force's northernmost base, located north of the Arctic Circle and from the North Pole on the northwest side of the island of Greenland.
Tinker Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force base, with tenant U.S. Navy and other Department of Defense missions, located geographically in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Twenty-Fourth Air Force (24 AF) (Air Forces Cyber) (AFCYBER) is a Numbered Air Force (NAF) with the United States Air Force (USAF).
Ultra high frequency (UHF) is the ITU designation for radio frequencies in the range between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 3 gigahertz (GHz), also known as the decimetre band as the wavelengths range from one meter to one decimeter.
A unified combatant command (UCC) is a United States Department of Defense command that is composed of forces from at least two Military Departments and has a broad and continuing mission.
United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) is a United States Air Force major command (MAJCOM) and a component command of both United States European Command (USEUCOM) and United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM). As part of its mission, USAFE-AFAFRICA commands U.S. Air Force units pledged to NATO, maintaining combat-ready wings based from Great Britain to Turkey. USAFE-AFAFRICA plans, conducts, controls, coordinates and supports air and space operations in Europe, parts of Asia and all of Africa with the exception of Egypt to achieve U.S. national and NATO objectives based on taskings by the two combatant commanders. USAFE-AFAFRICA is headquartered at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. It is the oldest continuously active USAF major command, originally activated on 1 February 1942 at Langley Field, Virginia, as the Eighth Air Force of the United States Army Air Forces. Two years later, it was designated as United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF) and on 7 August 1945 it was designated as United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE). On 20 April 2012 United States Air Forces in Europe formally became the U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa when the 17th Air Force inactivated. The command has more than 35,000 active duty personnel, Air Reserve Component personnel, and civilian employees assigned.
The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States of America.
The United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is a specialized major command within the United States Army.
The United States Congress is the bicameral legislature of the Federal government of the United States.
United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is one of ten unified commands of the United States Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is one of the three Military Departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America.
The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was a Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense, created in 1985 to help institutionalize the use of outer space by the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Space Surveillance Network detects, tracks, catalogs and identifies artificial objects orbiting Earth, e.g. active/inactive satellites, spent rocket bodies, or fragmentation debris.
United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), is one of ten unified commands in the United States Department of Defense.
Vandenberg Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base northwest of Lompoc, California.
The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the contiguous Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.
William Lee Shelton (born February 25, 1954) is a former United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the commander of Air Force Space Command from January 5, 2011 to August 15, 2014.
The United States Air Force's 10th Space Warning Squadron (10 SWS), is a missile warning unit located at Cavalier AFS, North Dakota.
The United States Air Force's 114th Space Control Squadron (SPCS) is a unit located at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
The 233rd Space Group (233 SG) is a unit of the Colorado Air National Guard located at Greeley Air National Guard Station, Greeley.
The United States Air Force's 148th Space Operations Squadron (148 SOPS) is a satellite control unit located at Vandenberg AFB, California.
The 20th Space Control Squadron (20SPCS) is a 21st Space Wing unit with the mission to execute multiplatform, tactical space warfighting domain characterization, recognition, and responsiveness to achieve 21st Space Wing and United States Strategic Command intent.
The 213th Space Warning Squadron of the Alaska Air National Guard provides early warning of Intercontinental ballistic missiles and Submarine-launched ballistic missiles to the Missile Correlation Center of North American Aerospace Defense Command.
The 21st Space Wing is a unit of the Air Force Space Command based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
The 224th Joint Communications Support Squadron (JCSS), located in Brunswick, Georgia, provides deployable tactical communications for Joint Task Force (JTF) Headquarters and Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF) Headquarters.
The United States Air Force's 226th Combat Communications Group is a combat communications headquarters unit located at Abston Air National Guard Station in Montgomery, Alabama, USA.
The United States Air Force's 232d Combat Communications Squadron (232 CBCS) is an Air National Guard combat communications unit located at Abston Air National Guard Station, Montgomery, Alabama.
The 23rd Space Operations Squadron (23 SOPS) is a United States Air Force unit of the 50th Network Operations Group, itself a part of the 50th Space Wing, and is located at New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire.
The United States Air Force's 263rd Combat Communications Squadron is an Air National Guard combat communications unit located at the Stanly County Airport Air National Guard Station in Albemarle, North Carolina.
The United States Air Force's 269th Combat Communications Squadron is an Ohio Air National Guard combat communications unit located at Springfield Air National Guard Base, Ohio.
The United States Air Force's 26th Cyberspace Operations Group is a network operations unit located at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
The United States Air Force (USAF)'s 26th Network Operations Squadron (26 NOS) is a network operations unit located at Gunter Annex, in Montgomery, AL.
The Air National Guard's 280th Special Operations Communications Squadron (280th SOCS) is a communications unit located at Dothan Regional Airport, Alabama.
Georgia's 283rd Combat Communications Squadron is a unit of the Georgia Air National Guard based at Dobbins Air Reserve Base.
The 30th Space Wing (30 SW) is an air force wing forming a subordinate unit of the Fourteenth Air Force of the Air Force Space Command of the United States Air Force.
The 310th Space Wing is an Air Reserve Component (ARC) of the United States Air Force.
The United States Air Force's 315th Cyberspace Operations Sqadron is a cyberspace defense unit located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
The United States Air Force's 318th Cyberspace Operations Group is a United States Air Force information operations unit located at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
The United States Air Force's 318th Operations Support Squadron is an operations support squadron located at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.
The United States Air Force (USAF)'s 33d Network Warfare Squadron is a network warfare unit located at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
The 346th Test Squadron is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 318th Cyberspace Operations Group at Joint Base San Antonio–Lackland, Texas.
The 39th Information Operations Squadron is an information operations and cyber Formal Training Unit, part of the 318th Cyberspace Operations Group.
The United States Air Force's 426th Network Warfare Squadron (426 NWS) is an Air Force Reserve unit previously located in Vogelweh, Germany.
The 45th Space Wing (45 SW) is a United States Air Force unit.
The 460th Space Wing is located at Buckley Air Force Base, east of Aurora, Colorado.
The 50th Space Wing is a wing of the United States Air Force under the major command of Air Force Space Command.
The 51st Combat Communications Squadron is located in Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
The 52nd Combat Communications Squadron is located in Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
The 5th Combat Communications Group is a specialized unit of the United States Air Force.
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The 61st Air Base Group is a United States Air Force unit assigned to the 61st Air Base Wing of Air Force Space Command.
The 624th Operations Center (624 OC) located at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas serves as the 24 AF's operational arm to provide a robust full-spectrum and integrated cyberspace operations capability.
The 67th Cyberspace Operations Group is unit of the 67th Cyberspace Wing.
The 67th Cyberspace Wing is a United States Air Force wing stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
The United States Air Force's 688th Cyberspace Wing is an information operations unit located at Joint Base San Antonio (Lackland), Texas.
The 689th Combat Communications Wing was a wing of the United States Air Force stationed at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia.
The 68th Network Warfare Squadron is part of the United States Air Force.
The 690th Cyberspace Operations Group, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, is a United States Air Force group managing four squadrons relating to computer network operations.
The 6th Space Warning Squadron is located at Cape Cod Air Force Station, in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
The 91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit, currently assigned to the 67th Cyberspace Wing at Kelly Annex, part of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
The 92d Cyberspace Operations Squadron is a United States Air Force unit.
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