Leadership, Expertise and Motivated by Pride
By Tech. Sgt. Matt Davis, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs
/ Published October 26, 2016
Joint Base Andrews -- Leadership, expertise, motivated by pride is the motto for the 744th Communications Squadron. On any given day, the 744CS Airmen and civilians are delivering essential cyber support throughout the National Capital Region. Part of that mission is also providing support to the Air Force District of Washington.
Communication Airmen provide this essential support that keeps the NCR and AFDW mission on task. Each Airman has specific tasks within the744th CS that when combined, ensure communication readiness. These tasks can range from communications security for the NCR to radio maintenance for the warfighter.
“The AFDW mission is: Contingency response, ceremonial honors, and operational support across the nation's capital and worldwide. Every aspect of that mission in one way or another relies upon communications support and operates through cyberspace,” said Lt. Col. Jon Goodman, 744th CS commander. “The 744th CS mission is only part of the 844 CG portfolio mission set; but we are certainly integrated and a critical enabler of the AFDW mission.”
The 744th CS delivers many cyberspace operations such as secure networks, voice communications services, and communications infrastructure and intrusion detection systems within the National Capital Region.
“We maintain all of Joint Base Andrews telecommunications cabling infrastructure. So, we support the majority of missions on Joint Base Andrews,” said Senior Airman Cameron Porter, 744th CS cable antenna maintenance journeyman. “To highlight a few of them; Air Force One, 113th Air National Guard Alert Hangar and the 1st Helicopter Squadron.”
With JBA and over 84 tenant units to support, it takes a large team of Airmen and civilians to engage the NCR mission.
“Team 744th CS is an amazing group of dedicated and professional military, civilian and contractor personnel,” said Goodman. “Each bring their own particular skill set and professional experiences each day in order to ensure the mission is accomplished.”
Airmen and civilian personnel from the 744th CS are a critical part of the global no fail mission for the 844th CG.
Editor’s Note: This is part two of a five part 844th CG mission series.