Groundbreaking took place Dec. 11 at McChord AFB, Wash., for the new 23,500-square-foot building that will house the Washington Air National Guard’s 262nd Network Warfare Squadron that supports USAF’s 688th Information Operations Wing at Lackland AFB, Tex. “This is more than just a groundbreaking for a new facility,” said Col. William Morrow, 688th IOW vice commander. He added, “It enables the 262nd NWS experts to deliver groundbreaking cyber capabilities through 24th Air Force and Air Force Space Command to protect our nation.” The $5.6 million construction project is scheduled for completion in October 2010. Lt. Col. Kelly Hughes, with the 262nd NWS, said the unit “will utilize a state-of-the-art center within the facility to continue to innovate and change the way the Air Force views the security of our data networks.” (Lackland report by Capt Carrie L. Kessler)
President Joe Biden has nominated Maj. Gen. Leah G. Lauderback to pin on a third star and become Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and cyber effects operations. He also nominated 24 brigadier generals to two-star rank in their current positions.