Air Force Names 6 Finalists For Cyber Command

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Air Force officials have released a list of six bases that are finalists to house the new Cyberspace Command.

The finalists are: Barksdale Air Force Base, La.; Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; Langley Air Force Base, Va.; Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.; Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.; and Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

Pentagon officials said Wednesday they plan to pick a home for the new 24th Air Force by June, but the decision has been delayed several times in the past.

The new unit's mission is to coordinate computer network defense and offensive attacks on enemy networks.

The 24th Air Force will likely bring about 300 personnel to the base that is chosen.

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