97th Communications Squadron

The 97th Communications Squadron includes 55 personnel in 11 career fields assigned to the Operations Flight, Plans and Implementation Flight, Special Missions Flight and Commander's Support Staff. The 97 CS is responsible for command, control, communications, and computers (C4) systems, operating and maintaining a $25 million network infrastructure and client support mission.  The squadron enables core services for more than 6,000 users, across the 97th Air Mobility Wing, including one wing staff agency, five groups, 16 squadrons and two tenant units. The squadron develops and implements Information Technology solutions, provides knowledge management, information assurance, and communications security functions in support of the only KC-46 Pegasus, C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker pilot and loadmaster training base in the Air Force.  The squadron’s Mission Defense Team also provides cyber defense of the KC-46 networks and other mission systems on base. In addition, the 97 CS manages an average of $6 million in C4 upgrades each year and ensures land and air-to-ground communications in direct support of 11 missions systems, 10 Program Management Office systems and three mission platform operations.


(Current as of October 2021)