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614th Air & Space Communications Squadron redesignated as 65th Cyber Squadron

Photo from 614 ACOMS redesignation ceremony

Incoming 65th Cyber Squadron commander Lt. Col. Jason Thompson (right) accepts the 65th CYS guidon from Space Delta 6 Commander Col. Roy Rockwell (left) during a relinquishment of command, redesignation, and assumption of command ceremony June 23, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Space Delta 6, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., was established and activated July 24, 2020, and is responsible for providing assured access to space through the $6.8 billion Air Force Satellite Control Network and defensive cyberspace capabilities for space mission systems. The 65th CYS assumes a new mission of defending the computer systems and networks used by Space Delta 5 and the CSpOC against adversary actions in cyberspace. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dakota Lapioli)

Photo from 614 ACOMS redesignation ceremony

Airmen assigned to the 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron and future 65th Cyber Squadron stand during a relinquishment of command, redesignation, and assumption of command ceremony June 23, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. Redesignating the 614th ACOMS as the 65th CYS follows a natural progression of aligning units by function and creating a “flatter” organization after the stand-up of the U.S. Space Force on Dec. 19, 2019. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dakota Lapioli)

Photo from 614 ACOMS redesignation ceremony

Lt. Col. Jason Thompson, new commander of the 65th Cyber Squadron, unfurls the 65th CYS guidon, while outgoing commander of the 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron, Lt. Col. Jontae McGrew, furls the 614th ACOMS guidon during a relinquishment of command, redesignation, and assumption of command ceremony June 23, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. McGrew relinquished command of the 614th ACOMS, which fell under Space Delta 5, followed by the redesignation of the squadron as the 65th CYS, which is now commanded by Thompson and falls under Space Delta 6. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dakota Lapioli)

Photo from 614 ACOMS redesignation ceremony

Space Delta 5 commander Col. Monique DeLauter, Space Delta 6 commander Col. Roy Rockwell, outgoing 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron commander Lt Col. Jontae McGrew, and incoming 65th Cyber Squadron commander Lt. Col. Jason Thompson stand for the National Anthem during a relinquishment of command, redesignation, and assumption of command ceremony June 23, 2021, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. The 65th CYS assumes a new mission of defending the computer systems and networks used by Space Delta 5 and the CSpOC against adversary actions in cyberspace. (U.S. Space Force photo by Dakota Lapioli)

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The U.S. Space Force conducted a relinquishment of command, redesignation, and assumption of command ceremony for the 614th Air and Space Communications Squadron and 65th Cyber Squadron on June 23, 2021, at Vandenberg SFB. In front of an audience at the Combined Space Operations Center, Lt. Col. Jontae McGrew relinquished command of the 614th ACOMS, which fell under Space Delta 5, followed by the redesignation of the squadron as the 65th CYS, which will now fall under Space Delta 6. After the redesignation portion of the ceremony, Lt. Col. Jason Thompson assumed command of the 65th CYS. Redesignating the 614th ACOMS as the 65th CYS follows a natural progression of aligning units by function and creating a “flatter” organization after the stand-up of the U.S. Space Force on Dec. 19, 2019. Space Delta 6, located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., was established and activated July 24, 2020, and is responsible for providing assured access to space through the $6.8 billion Air Force Satellite Control Network and defensive cyberspace capabilities for space mission systems. The 65th CYS assumes a new mission of defending the computer systems and networks used by Space Delta 5 and the CSpOC against adversary actions in cyberspace.