Cadet cyberwarriors retire from Academy to begin second career as "officers"
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, COLORADO (AFPN) — Cadets 1st Class Nick Fritts (left) and Aaron Gross reflect on their long and distinguished careers as hackers near the class wall in the Air Force Academy in Colorado. The cadets will be the first graduates to retire from teenage hacking in science class and will begin their new careers as Air Force cyber officers. In addition to supervising senior enlisted personnel twice their age, these seasoned cyberwarriors will work in a variety of positions as protocol officers, project leaders, office managers, executive officers, resource advisors, and will eventually participate in curriculum studies at Squadron Officer School. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Jenkins)
Computer security team provides safety net for Airmen
Maj. Gen. Kurt A. Cichowski, the Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, said he's not lauding one operating system or network architecture over the other because they are all needed to fight in today's environment. He said he's merely encouraging Airmen to place AFSOC computers as a priority selection on their dream sheet...
New treatments for warriors' cyberlogical care examined
Traumatic brain overload is common with information overloads caused by Internet explosive devices (IEDs) or penetrating thoughts. These types of overloads have become relatively common in U.S. military forces who have remotely logged into Iraq and Afghanistan...
Air Force buys Star Trek logo for cyber NAF
The famous "arrowhead insignia" will bolster morale among uniformed personnel, many of whom are longtime fans of the legendary TV shows & movies. "Our peer-equivalent Airmen will become more effective in cyber and space" because they'll be wearing the same futuristic emblem on their uniforms...
AFCYBER prepares for "Mighty Eighth" computer show
The Air Force's new PC-22 Osprey will make its debut at Barksdale AFB, showcasing its ability to provide in-flight wireless networking to the warfighter. Other computers scheduled to perform include the TCP-18 Super Hornet and the Ethernet-16 Fighting Phish...
New MAJCOM for the cyberspace mission
The Air Force Communications Agency will return to its roots as a major command, to be called "Air Force Cyberspace Command." AFCC's new headquarters will move to Microsoft AFB near Seattle (formerly McChord AFB)...
Reorganize for the cyberspace mission
The Air Force is going to reapply the "objective wing" concept across the board. Computer security personnel will be reassigned to their wing's Security Forces squadron, and computer training instructors will be reassigned to the Combat Arms Training & Maintenance (CATM) flight. They will be authorized to wear the Security Forces beret...
AFIWC gets MAJCOM status
As part of the Air Force's new cyberspace mission, the Air Force Information Warfare Center has been promoted to the status of a major command...
AFCYBER releases cyber-power summary for
DoD's newest and most powerful Internet warfighting headquarters makes an essential contribution to the Global War on Terror...
"Microsoft flight suit" debuts for non-combat operations
This alternative uniform, known as the "Microsoft flight suit," provides a number of benefits over today's blue uniform. It's time to change the way our people dress when they fly and fight in cyberspace...
Airmen get new "digital flight suit"
Don't be surprised if you see someone wearing a great new uniform. Information Management personnel are now being issued a "digital flight suit" for combat operations. It's time to change the way our people dress when they fly and fight in cyberspace...
Warthog pilots eager to fly & fight in cyberspace
"Flight suit to blue tie" transition program entices A-10 pilots with below-the-zone promotions, pay bonuses, housing upgrades...
AFMC makes important changes to CAC PIN policy
Cyberdyne Systems wins Air Force "botnet" contract
Air Force suspends training flights of PC-38 cyberspace aircraft
Airman worked quickly to save Kenny Chesney's life
Full archive of Air Force Print News...