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As Air Combat Command Transitions Over 24th Air Force, What Does It Mean For San Antonio?

Courtesy JBSA
Chris Weggeman

In July 2018, the San Antonio-based 24th Air Force, which directs the branch's cyber warfare, was taken out of Space Command and placed under Air Combat Command, or ACC.

The ACC also overseas San Antonio's 25th Air Force, the service’s intelligence gathering arm.

There are 11 major commands in the U.S. Air Force, and, for the uninitiated, the ACC is the one that operates more than 1,300 aircraft, 19 bases with 98,000 airmen and civilian workers. In short, it has a large mission set and lots of people.

Lt. Gen. Christopher Weggeman used to run the 24th and now is the deputy commander of the Air Combat Command in Langley, Virginia. 

Texas Public Radio checked in with him to see how that transition was going and gain some insights on the future of Air Force Cyber.