39th Information Operations Squadron

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39th Information Operations Squadron
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39th Information Operations Squadron
Active 1999- Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Information Operations and Cyber
Role Information Operations and Cyber Training
Part of Air Force Space Command
Garrison/HQ Hurlburt Field, Florida
Motto Fundamentum Futuri (Foundation For The Future)

The 39th Information Operations Squadron (39th IOS) is the U.S. Air Force's premier Information Operations and Cyber Formal Training Unit, part of the 318th Information Operations Group, assigned to the 688th Information Operations Wing, headquartered at Lackland AFB, Texas, under the Twenty-Fourth Air Force and Air Force Space Command.[1]

Facilities[edit]

The 39th IOS is located on Hurlburt Field, Florida. The schoolhouse is a state of the art 17,000-square-foot (1,600 m2) facility housing several classrooms, multiple small group mission planning rooms and a 60-person auditorium. All classrooms are equipped with cutting edge communication and computer systems, to include secure video teleconferencing and fiber optic infrastructures. This allows real-time war gaming and improved instruction at multiple security levels.

Mission[edit]

Provide initial and advanced Information Operations and Cyber training for the United States Air Force.

History[edit]

The 39th Intelligence Squadron was assigned to the 67th Intelligence Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, until 1 October 1988 when it was relocated to Hurlburt Field, Florida under the direction of The Air Intelligence Agency. The squadron assumed the mission of the inactivated Detachment 1, 67th IG and was redesignated the 39th Information Operations Squadron on 1 September 1999, to better reflect its new and expanded mission set.

On 1 August 2000 the 39th was reassigned under the 318th Information Operations Group, under Air Force Information Operations Center, where it stayed until the AFIOC's redesignated as the 688th Information Operations Wing on 18 August 2009.

Lineage[edit]

  • Constituted on 7 February 1942 as the 136th Signal Radio Intelligence Company.
  • Activated 15 February 1942.
  • Inactivated on 8 May 1955.
  • Mission consolidated with 6919th Electronic Security Squadron on 1 October 1986.
  • Inactivated on 31 May 1991.
  • Redesignated the 39th Intelligence Squadron and activated on 1 November 1994.
  • Redesignated the 39th Information Operations Squadron on 1 September 1999.

Organization[edit]

Today, the 39th IOS falls under the 318th Information Operations Group, under the 688th Information Operations Wing, headquartered at Lackland AFB, Texas, under the Twenty-Fourth Air Force and Air Force Space Command.

The 39 IOS formerly fell under the Air Force Information Operations Center which was redesignated as the 688th Information Operations Wing on 18 August 2009.

Courses[edit]

The 39 IOS teaches six in-residence courses. The Network Warfare Bridge Course as well as the Intermediate Network Warfare Bridge Course, the Information Operations Integration Course, which is required training for Airmen assigned to Information Operations flight billets; the Signature Management Course, which teaches operations security to wing level officers and NCOs and the Operational Military Deception Course, aimed at operational level planners. The Instructor Methodology Course, which prepares instructors on the basics of the ISD, is also offered.

Network Warfare Bridge Course[edit]

The predecessor to the Undergraduate Network Warfare Training (UNWT) the new course also known as NWBC was stood up. This course is to train Airmen to become Network Warfare Operations Specialists who actively defend a wide variety of vital Air Force networks. Students are educated in network warfare concepts and operational functions.

Intermediate Network Warfare Course[edit]

Also known as INWT provides students the basic Cyber Operations policy, doctrine, guidance, executing organizations and missions, concepts and operational functions, law and ethics operations fundamentals and employment. Course instruction includes, but is not limited to Network Attack (NetA) mission employment and coordination, Network Defense (NetD), and Network Warfare support (NS) activities.

Information Operations Integration Course[edit]

Also known as IOIC, this course trains students in basics of IO, Air Force and Joint doctrine, concepts of operations, executing organizations, and operational functions of the USAF. Students will receive an initial familiarization of operations within the Air & Space Operations Center, focused on effects-based operations, and the importance of IO integration within operations planning.

Signature Management Course[edit]

Also known as SMC Train wing-level signature managers in operations security concepts to counter potential observation of force activities.Initial training for wing-level Signature Management Officers and NCOs. This course is focused on operations security concepts to assess installation processes in order to provide commanders with viable options in regards to protection or exploitation of installation signatures.

Operational Military Deception[edit]

Also known as OMD Train Airmen in Military Deception planning to develop military deception plans as a part of campaign/wartime operations. Most planners serve at MAJCOMs or NAFs. Training for MAJCOM/NAF operational Military Deception Planners in an Air & Space Operations Center environment.

Instructor Methodology Course[edit]

Also known as IMC, trains enlisted, officer, and civilian instructors on methodology as well as basic Instructional Systems Development (ISD).

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