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2d Weather Support Squadron

The 2nd Weather Support Squadron provides persistent and proactive Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) in the Weather Enterprise Mission Relevant Terrain - Cyber (MRT-C) to assure Trans-regional, Multifunctional, Multi-domain capabilities, mitigating cyber threats across the range of military operations. 

Personnel and Resources
The 2nd Weather Support Squadron is comprised of military and civilian technical experts, with integrated contractor support, and is organized into two flights that enable and execute defensive cyber operations to provide mission assurance of weather systems in the cyber domain.

The 2nd Weather Support Squadron is the AFW's premier Cyber Squadron, enabling highly skilled cyber operators utilizing tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to provide defensive cyber operations for securing the global mission of the 557WW and mission partners. The objective of the Cyber Squadron is to effectively manage critical operational information, logistical, and intelligence (cyber) functions to enable command decision making superiority of the 557WW mission.

Mission Defense Team Flight (CYP)
Ensures that personnel are properly trained to defend Mission Relevant Terrain - Cyber (MRT-C) in cyberspace. Trains and provides the bulk of the personnel for the squadron’s Mission Defense Teams. The flight maintains expertise on information, control, weapons, and platform systems used by the wing. Operates virtualized environments that facilitate training of Mission Defense Team personnel

Cyberspace Support Flight (CYS)
Oversees the wing cybersecurity office. Maintains oversight of the functional mission analysis data, maintains local databases holding this information and serves as the focal point for conducting large-scale assessments. The flight is responsible for the management of cyberspace requirements and projects that affect their supported missions’ ability to operate in, through, and from cyberspace. This includes planning functions that account for contingencies and actions to improve cyberspace resiliency. It maintains tools used by the Mission Defense Teams. The flight also includes an electronic warfare spectrum element that is responsible for the management and protection of the electromagnetic spectrum used to enable the wing’s mission.

 (Current as of May 2021)