By John Andrew Prime
jprime @ gannett.com
July 5, 2006
A reorganization of war-fighting network operations that begins today
will touch 8th Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base.
A release from 8th Air Force headquarters says the change, which will
place ... under the command of 8th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Robert
J. "Bob" Elder J., will better allow the service to "deliver sovereign
options for the defense of the United States of America and its global
interests - to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace."
The change will consolidate Air Force Network Operations under Elder,
the release said. That will take place with a ceremony at 2 p.m. on
the base. The change will put all Air Force units charged with network
operations under Elder's command. These responsibilities had
previously been spread among 10 major command Network Operations and
Security Centers as well as the 8th Air Force, the Air Intelligence
Agency, the Operations and Sustainment Systems Group and the Air Force
In order to implement this change, the 67th Information Operations
Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, has been reorganized and will
be redesignated as the 67th Network Warfare Wing. It will oversee the
stand-up of two Integrated Network Operations and Security Centers.
One will be at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and the other at Peterson
Air Force Base, Colo.
Reorganization is expected to take several months to fully implement,
8th Air Force headquarters said.
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