Air Force stands up first network warfare wing

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Air Force officials stood up the first network warfare wing here Friday to better support the mission 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 67th Network Warfare Wing, formerly the 67th Information Operations Wing, will oversee the stand-up of two integrated network operations and security centers, or I-NOSCs, located at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and at Peterson AFB. The move consolidates the former duties of the major command NOSCs.

Each I-NOSC will oversee four commands. The Langley I-NOSC will oversee Air Force Reserve Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Force Materiel Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The Peterson I-NOSC will oversee Pacific Air Forces, Air Education and Training Command, Air Mobility Command and the Air National Guard.

As part of standing up Air Force Network Operations, Air Combat Command will realign its signals intelligence mission from the new wing to the 70th Intelligence Wing. The 70th IW will be realigned to Air Intelligence Agency, providing the Air Force with an enhanced and seamless cryptologic organization that is positioned to support national and tactical intelligence requirements and operations, officials said.