USAFE Airmen protect important systems during exercise

by Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen assigned to the 31st Communications Squadron, the 52nd Communications Squadron and the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center present mission statistics to distinguished visitors on Ramstein Air Base, July 12. Maj. Gen. Timothy G. Fay, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa deputy commander, and Maj. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, USAFE-AFAFRICA director of Operations Strategic Defense and Nuclear Integration, and several leaders from across the command joined the briefing that explained the goals of the exercise.

 

Airman 1st Class Oard Keith, 52nd Communications Squadron client systems technician, looks for a solution to a simulated cyber attack on Ramstein Air Base, July 12. Exercise Tacet Venari split Airmen into two teams to practice attacking and defending vulnerable systems on a simulated network.

 

Col. Michael Rider (right), Warrior Preparation Center commander, and Col. John Sutherland (center), U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa A6 director, salute Maj. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, (left) USAFE-AFAFRICA, director of Operations Strategic Defense and Nuclear Integration, as he departs Tacet Venari 18-2 on Ramstein Air Base, July 12. “This exercise demonstrates how we can defend our networks and shows our capabilities at an installation and functional level,” said Thomas.

 

Maj. Gen. Timothy G. Fay, U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa deputy commander, talks to Airmen during Exercise Tacet Venari 18-2. Each Airman gave their perspective of the training and what they thought the solution to the cyber attack was.