567th Cyberspace Operations Group
|567th Cyberspace Operations Group
|Active||1944–1945, 1952–1955, 2018–present|
|Branch||United States Air Force|
|Part of||Air Combat Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland|
|Decorations||Air Force Outstanding Unit Award|
|567 Cyberspace Operations Gp emblem[note 1]|
The group's predecessor was activated as the 567th Air Service Group, a support unit for a combat group at the end of World War II. It did not deploy until after the end of the war and was inactivated in 1945.
The group was activated once again in 1952 as the 567th Air Base Group to replace the support elements of the inactivating 325th Fighter-Interceptor Wing. A year later Air Defense Command (ADC) established it as the 567th Air Defense Group, an operational headquarters for fighter-interceptor squadrons as well. It was replaced in 1955 when ADC transferred its mission, equipment, and personnel to the 325th Fighter Group in a project that replaced air defense groups commanding fighter squadrons with fighter groups with distinguished records during World War II. The two groups were consolidated in April 2019.
The group plans and executes cyberspace operations to assist supported commanders to fight in contested cyberspace environment. It operates to remove adversary cyberspace capabilities; defends the supported commander's key cyberspace assets; and prepares local cyberspace defenders to sustain advanced cyberspace defense tactics, techniques and procedures to ensure freedom of action within friendly cyberspace, while denying adversaries the same.
World War IIEdit
The group was activated at Venice Army Air Field, Florida toward the end of World War II as the 567th Air Service Group and trained to support a single combat group in an overseas theater. Its 985th Air Engineering Squadron would provide maintenance that was beyond the capability of the combat group, its 1005th Air Materiel Squadron would handle all supply matters, and its Headquarters & Base Services Squadron would provide other support. It deployed to Guam in the fall of 1945, but arrived after the end of hostilities and was inactivated on 1 December. The unit was disbanded in October 1948.
Cold War air defenseEdit
During the Cold War the group was reconstituted, redesignated as the 567th Air Base Group, and activated at McChord Air Force Base, Washington in 1952 as part of a major reorganization of Air Defense Command (ADC) responding to ADC's difficulty under the existing wing base organizational structure in deploying fighter squadrons to best advantage. It replaced the 325th Air Base Group as the USAF host unit for McChord. while the operational elements of the inactivating 325th Fighter-Interceptor Wing transferred to the 4704th Defense Wing. The group was assigned seven squadrons to perform its support responsibilities. The group also maintained aircraft stationed at McChord.
The group was redesignated as the 567th Air Defense Group and assumed responsibility for air defense of the Northwest United States. It was assigned the 317th and 318th Fighter-Interceptor Squadrons (FIS), flying early model Lockheed F-94 Starfire aircraft armed with 20 mm cannon, from the 4704th Defense Wing as its operational elements. The same day, the 465th FIS, flying radar equipped and Mighty Mouse rocket armed North American F-86D Sabres was activated as the group's third operational squadron. In July 1953, the 318th FIS moved to Greenland and was transferred from the group. In December 1953, the 317th FIS converted to F-86's.
The group was inactivated in 1955 and replaced by the 325th Fighter Group (Air Defense) as result of ADC's Project Arrow, which was designed to bring back on the active list the fighter units which had compiled memorable records in the two world wars. The group was disbanded once again in September 1984.
On 29 June 2018, the Air Force activated the 567th Cyberspace Operations Group at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. Four of its squadrons are located at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The 835th and 837th Cyberspace Operations Squadrons are located at Scott AFB, where the group headquarters was originally located. In July 2020, the headquarters joined the other squadrons in Texas. Three months later, two of its squadrons were transferred to the new 867th Cyberspace Operations Group at Fort Meade, Maryland.
- 567th Air Defense Group
- Established as the 567th Air Service Group on 22 November 1944
- Activated on 7 December 1944
- Inactivated 1 November 1945
- Disbanded on 8 October 1948
- Reconstituted and redesignated 567th Air Base Group on 3 January 1952
- Activated on 1 February 1952
- Redesignated as 567th Air Defense Group on 16 February 1953
- Inactivated on 18 August 1955
- Disbanded on 27 September 1984
- Reconstituted on 5 April 2019 and consolidated with the 567th Cyberspace Operations Group as the 567th Cyberspace Operations Group
- 567th Cyberspace Operations Group
- Established as the 567th Cyberspace Operations Group on 22 June 2018
- Activated on 29 June 2018
- Consolidated with the 567th Air Defense Group on 5 April 2019
- Warner Robins Air Technical Service Command, 7 December 1944 – 16 August 1945
- United States Army Air Forces, Central Pacific Area, 12 September 1945
- Twentieth Air Force, 18 September 1945 – 1 November 1945
- Western Air Defense Force, 1 February 1952
- 4704th Defense Wing, 6 February 1952 – 8 October 1954
- 25th Air Division, 8 October 1954 – 18 August 1955
- 67th Cyberspace Wing, 29 June 2018
- Venice Army Air Field, Florida, 7 December 1944 – 14 August 1945
- Fort Lawton, Washington, 19–25 August 1945
- Guam, Mariana Islands 12 September–1 December 1945
- McChord Air Force Base, Washington, 1 February 1952 – 18 August 1955
- Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, 29 June 2018
- Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, 28 July 2020 – present
- Unknown, 7 December 1944 – 19 December 1944
- Lt Col. William H. Worley, 19 December 1944 – 1945
- Unknown 1 February 1952 – 18 August 1955
- Explanatory notes
- Approved 18 September 2019.
- Ream, Margaret (21 March 2021). "Factsheet 567 Cyberspace Operations Group (ACC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
- No byline (31 August 2018). "Factsheet, 567th Cyberspace Operations Group". Air Forces Cyber Public Affairs. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
- Coleman, p. 208
- Cornett & Johnson, p. 85
- Grant, p. 33
- Kane, Robert B. (14 January 2011). "Factsheet 325 Mission Support Group (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- Mueller, pp. 391–395
- Kane, Robert B. (14 January 2011). "Factsheet 325 Fighter Wing (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on 4 January 2013. Retrieved 17 April 2012.
- Cornett & Johnson, p. 134
- Cornett & Johnson, p. 141
- Cornett & Johnson, p. 152
- See "Abstract, History of the 567th Medical Squadron, Apr 1952". Air Force History Index. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Cornett & Johnson p.116
- Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 387
- Maurer, Combat Squadrons, p. 389
- Cornett & Johnson, p.129
- Maurer, Combat Squadrons, pp.571–572
- Maurer, Combat Units, p. 207
- Kane, Robert B. (14 January 2011). "Factsheet 325 Operations Group (AETC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on 7 May 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- Buss, Sturm, Volan, & McMullen, p.6
- "Sixteenth Air Force (Air Forces Cyber): Units". Sixteenth Air Force Public Affairs. Retrieved 11 July 2021.
- Robertson, Patsy (3 July 2012). "Factsheet 465 Air Refueling Squadron (AFRC)". Air Force Historical Research Agency. Archived from the original on 13 September 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2012.
- See Mueller, p. 395
- "Abstract, History of 567th Air Service Group, December 1944". Air Force History Index. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- Buss, Lydus H.(ed), Sturm, Thomas A., Volan, Denys, and McMullen, Richard F., History of Continental Air Defense Command and Air Defense Command July to December 1955, Directorate of Historical Services, Air Defense Command, Ent AFB, CO, (1956)
- Coleman, John M (1950). The Development of Tactical Services in the Army Air Forces. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
- Cornett, Lloyd H; Johnson, Mildred W (1980). A Handbook of Aerospace Defense Organization, 1946–1980 (PDF). Peterson AFB, CO: Office of History, Aerospace Defense Center.
- Grant, C.L., (1961) The Development of Continental Air Defense to 1 September 1954, USAF Historical Study No. 126
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- Leonard, Barry (2009). History of Strategic Air and Ballistic Missile Defense (PDF). Vol I. 1945-1955. Fort McNair, DC: Center for Military History. ISBN 978-1-4379-2131-1.
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