Parody Afghan children get high-tech gear for school
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AFPN) — Tech. Sgt. Shelly Ward distri­butes mouse­pads, com­pu­ter secu­rity ethics pam­phlets, and other essen­tial school supplies to chil­dren at a school in down­town Kabul, Afghan­i­stan. Ser­geant Ward and other volun­teers from the Cyber Secu­rity Tran­si­tion Com­mand volun­teered in the com­mu­nity rela­tions trip spon­sored by coali­tion cyber­space secu­rity forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stacia Zachary)
Parody Cyber Team streams video at Busch Series Race
IVO NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEVADA (AFPN) — The United States Air Force Cyber Drill Team auto­graphs AF cyber­space recruiting pos­ters after they streamed a near-realtime video feed of their perfor­mance at the Las Vegas Motor Speed­way, Las Vegas, Nev. The Cyber Team is the traveling com­po­nent of the Air Force Cyber Guard and tours Air Force bases world wide show­casing the pre­ci­sion of today's Air Force to recruit, retain, and inspire Airmen for the Air Force cyber­space mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rusti Caraker)
Parody Internet security Airmen protect Iraq's combat cyberpower hub
BALAD AIR BASE, IRAQ (AFPN) — Airman 1st Class Marquis Garvin uses a man-portable com­pu­ter virus detec­tor to decon­tam­i­nate a Syman­tec con­trac­tor who had just returned from cleaning up an infected net­work server at Balad Air Base, Iraq. Airman Garvin is assigned to the 332nd Inter­net Secu­rity Forces Squad­ron; the Syman­tec worker's face & name cannot be revealed for secu­rity reasons. Iraqi insur­gents have placed a high priority on killing Syman­tec employees who are vital to the success of coali­tion forces. "I know I'm risking my life just by being here," the Syman­tec con­trac­tor said, "but if I can stop one com­pu­ter virus from falling into the insur­gents' hands, then the risk is worth it..." (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
Parody Working dog teams search, patrol cyberspace together
AL UDEID AIR BASE, QATAR (AFPN) — Tech. Sgt. Bob Weigold walks his Inter­net explo­sive detec­tion dog, Tivo, along the net­work peri­meter of the base fire­wall at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Tivo is specially trained to sniff out Inter­net Explo­sive Devices (IEDs). Sergeant Weigold is the 379th Cyber­space Secu­rity Forces Squad­ron Mili­tary Working Dog Sec­tion element leader. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Frank Hatcher)
Parody Nuclear warhead antivirus update
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, WY (AFPN) — First Lt. Matthew Bejcek (front) and Capt. Mark Olenick up­date the anti­virus soft­ware in mul­tiple Minute­man III inter­con­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic missiles from their launch con­trol center. They are missile net­work crew mem­bers with the 90th Cyber­space Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. The nuclear war­head anti­virus soft­ware must be up­dated every 15 minutes to guard against "zero-day" com­pu­ter secu­rity threats... (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Javier Cruz Jr.)
Parody Airmen capture insurgents' mainframe, CD-ROM duplicator
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, IRAQ (AFPN) — Airmen assigned to the 332nd Inter­net Ord­nance Dispo­sal Squad­ron dis­play a main­frame com­pu­ter and a CD-ROM dupli­ca­tor that was cap­tured in a cyber-raid out­side of Baghdad. "A suicide hacker could have used this com­pu­ter equip­ment to cause a lot of death and destruc­tion," said one official... (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jamie Train)
Parody American, Japanese airmen launch cyber-attacks in Geek Edge '19
HIKAM AIR FORCE BASE, HI (AFPN) — Japan Air Self Defense Force liaison offi­cers stare in bewil­der­ment after the two U.S. Air Force per­sonnel seated next to them "deleted" every Japa­nese mili­tary air­craft during Exercise Geek Edge '19 at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Geek Edge is a binary exer­cise to increase cyber readi­ness and com­pu­ter interop­era­bility with the Japan Air Self Defense Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
Parody Yokota installs emergency communications backup system
YOKOTA AIR BASE, JAPAN (AFPN) — Staff Sgt. Ange­lina Clay­born places "hard copy emails" into a backup Exchange server on Yokota Air Base, Japan. The device can be used to deliver vital infor­ma­tion to first respon­ders and senior leaders during a cyber-war or a major Inter­net outage. Yokota AB receives approx­i­mately 5,000,000 indi­vi­dual emails and 500,000 attach­ments daily. Ser­geant Clay­born is assigned to the 374th Commu­ni­ca­tions Squad­ron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Veronica Pierce)
Parody AFMC commander proves CAC is viable in Southwest Asia
FORWARD BASE, SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) — General Bruce Carlson inserts his CAC into a GBU-39 small dia­meter bomb inside a B-1 Lancer while visiting AFMC per­sonnel who are deployed to South­west Asia. "Our Airmen can CAC anywhere, anytime," he declared. General Carlson is the comman­der of Air Force Materiel Command... (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Scott Wagers).
Parody Unsecured home networks open door for Article 15, court-martial
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NV (AFPN) — Airmen who install home wire­less net­works in base billeting will face an Article 15 or even a court-martial if they leave their per­sonal net­works open to hackers. The Staff Judge Advo­cate at Nellis Air Force Base is processing dozens of cases where mili­tary per­sonnel were caught with unsecured Wi-fi net­works in dormi­tories and on-base housing. "Most offen­ders accept an Article 15 for violating Article 92 of the UCMJ," he said, "but we've already prose­cuted two Airmen in a summary court-martial..." (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Dumboski)
Kadena installs emergency telecom backup system
NATO team ensures safe networks during Virus Summit
Reservists add major adjustments to T-1 router training
Information managers train for future wars
McChord AFB is officially renamed "Microsoft AFB"