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Electronic warfare squadron activated at Eglin AFB

Monday, May 20, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Jim Thompson  |  May 18, 2019  |  North West Florida Daily News


EGLIN AFB — A new squadron has been added to the 53rd Wing, which is responsible for operational testing and evaluation of new equipment and systems proposed for use by the service’s combat air forces.

The 87th Electronic Warfare Squadron was formally activated in a ceremony held Friday at Eglin Air Force Base. It will be part of the wing’s existing 53rd Electronic Warfare Group.

News of the new squadron’s activation comes just days after an announcement that the 53rd Fighter Wing’s 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron will move to Utah’s Hill Air Force Base. According to Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland, three-quarters of that squadron’s work was already being done at Hill, but there was just a small detachment of the squadron based at the Utah installation. READ MORE...

With over 13,000 members internationally, the Association of Old Crows is an organization for individuals who have common interests in Electronic Warfare (EW), Electromagnetic Spectrum Management Operations, Cyber Electromagnetic Activities (CEMA), Information Operations (IO), and other information related capabilities. The Association of Old Crows provides a means of connecting members and organizations nationally and internationally across government, defense, industry, and academia to promote the exchange of ideas and information, and provides a platform to recognize advances and contributions in these fields.