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Air Combat Command Expects IOC Status for New Numbered Component This Fall

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Jeff Brody

Gen. Mike Holmes, head of Air Combat Command, has said a new numbered U.S. Air Force component that consolidates ACC's 24th and 25th air forces could reach initial operational capability in the fall, Air Force Magazine reported Friday

ACC initially expected to complete the integration effort at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas during the summer. Holmes noted the service branch is in the middle of deciding the “information spectrum” in which the new organization will operate in addition to its anticipated reconnaissance, cryptography and intelligence functions.

“He’ll be our service cryptological component commander, working in support of any airmen that we provide to the National Security Agency and the other things we do across the intelligence community,” Holmes added, according to the report.

The NAF’s future commander will be Air Force’s representative in U.S. Cyber Command and will have several network and security responsibilities within the Air Force. The unit will also support electromagnetic spectrum planning in the military.

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