Air Combat Command

May 21, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
The new 87th Electronic Warfare Squadron at the U.S. Air Force’s 53rd Wing will provide key electronic warfare and cyber assessments to combat and mobility air forces at the major commands across the globe. Pictured are Air Force F-16 aircraft from a recent combat exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah on May 1. U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw

On May 17, the 53rd Wing of the U.S. Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida celebrated the establishment of its new 87th Electronic Warfare Squadron that will join the wing’s 53rd Electronic Warfare Group.

March 1, 2019
By George I. Seffers
The Air Combat Command, which is taking the lead for cyber operations from the Air Force Space Command, is building a new division that integrates cyber, intelligence, electronic warfare and information warfare capabilities. Artist’s depiction of a digitized F-22 based on a U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth.

The newly created Cyber and Non-Kinetic Operations Division within the Air Combat Command is expected to reach full strength this summer. The new organization integrates multiple missions, including cyber, electronic warfare, intelligence and information warfare.

February 1, 2019
By George I. Seffers
A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, center, a Royal Air Force F-35 Lightning II, left, and a French air force Dassault Rafale fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over the English Channel, during a November 2018 multinational training exercise. The Air Force is developing and fielding a new mission planning system for tankers using an agile software development methodology.  Photo by Air Force Senior Airman Luke Milano

A combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, fifth-generation communications and agile software development processes may one day allow commanders to direct any asset from anywhere, essentially revolutionizing command and control.

During the recent AFCEA Alamo Chapter Event in San Antonio, several officials agreed that the current command and control (C2) center known as an air operations center (AOC) has grown too cumbersome and vulnerable for Air Force commanders to make the rapid-fire decisions required in the modern era of multi-domain operations.

January 9, 2019
 

Col. Adrian L. Spain, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.

January 8, 2019
 

Col. George M. Reynolds, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as vice commander, 25th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

December 17, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Andrew A. Croft, USAF, has been selected to the grade of major general and assigned as special assistant to commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

December 13, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggemen, USAF, has been assigned as special assistant to the commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

December 11, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Croft, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Air Combat Command, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.

September 25, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Christopher P. Weggeman, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as deputy commander, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. 

May 30, 2018
 

Col. David B. Lyons, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan.

May 30, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Tom D. Miller, USAF, has been assigned as director, logistics, engineering, and force protection, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

April 26, 2018
 

ICF Inc. LLC, Fairfax, Virginia, has been awarded a $51,745,970 firm-fixed-price contract for cyberspace support to Air Combat Command. The contract provides for technical and programmatic expertise and recommendations for cyberspace support. Work will be performed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, with the option to place contractors at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; and/or Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. Work is expected to be complete by Nov. 20, 2021. This contract is a result of a competitive acquisition and four offers were received. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,608,650 will be obligated at the time of award.

April 20, 2018
 

Col. Joel L. Carey, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commanding general, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air; and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

April 12, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Chad P. Franks, vice commander, USAF, has been assigned as deputy commander, operations and intelligence, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, U.S. Central Command, and commander, 9th Air Expeditionary Task Force-Levant, Air Combat Command, Southwest Asia.

March 28, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Robert G. Novotny, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 57th Fighter Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

January 23, 2018
 

Brig. Gen. Kenneth P. Eckman, USAF, has been assigned as vice commander, 1st Air Force (Air Forces Northern), Air Combat Command, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

October 12, 2017
 

Col. Deanna M. Burt, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as vice commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

September 27, 2017
 

Maj. Gen. Peter E. Gersten, USAF, has been assigned as commander, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

July 18, 2017
 

Col. Phillip A. Stewart, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commanding general, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air; and commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Air Combat Command, Kabul, Afghanistan.

July 13, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 25th Air Force, Air Combat Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.

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