03. November 2006 · Comments Off on AF Announces New Cyber Command · Categories: Air Force

Ought to be interesting to see how this works itself into the Joint Information Operations Center.

8th Air Force to become new cyber command

by Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
Air Force Print News

11/2/2006 – WASHINGTON (AFPN) — During a media conference here Nov. 2, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne said the 8th Air Force would become the new Air Force Cyberspace Command.

“I am announcing the steps the Air Force is taking towards establishing an Air Force Cyberspace Command,” the secretary said. “The new Cyberspace Command is designated as the 8th Air Force… under the leadership of (Lt. Gen. Robert J. “Bob” Elder Jr.) He will develop the force by reaching across all Air Force commands to draw appropriate leaders and appropriate personnel.”

The rest of the story.

There’s a WTF factor in this speech though: “Cyberspace is a domain in which the Air Force flies and fights.” Fighting? ‘k. Flying? Not so much. I’m guessing some speech writer watched The Matrix or read the Cliff Notes version of Neuromancer.

Air Force Cyberspace Command? I’d post any pics I get for what that patch should look like.

Photoshop This One.

Current version by Paul.

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