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Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

 

Exercise Patriot Warrior fostered the close relationship among Army and Air Force communication elements, as members of both services integrated to test out their capabilities, marking the first time that the two entities have ever partnered in a cyber combat support training exercise Wednesday at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.

The exercise provided Airmen and Soldiers with opportunities to integrate cyber skills in highly challenging environments in order to ensure success in future missions.

“We have to stay ready at all times to defend our networks at home and abroad,” said Senior Airman Christopher Hillen, 911 CS Cyber Defense Team operator. “This exercise is so important, once we get deployed and experience different situations we’re going to lean on the training we received here and apply it to real-world situations.”

One part of Patriot Warrior enabled Air Force and Army personnel to interact and train together in realistic scenarios providing both services with a unique perspective on the exercise and future missions.

“These scenarios provide our Soldiers and also the Airmen with a very realistic outlook on what both entities could expect in the real world,” said Major Robert Bell 261st Theater Tactical Signal Brigade operations and plans officer. “Everyone learns great lessons in trainings like this, it develops different skills that each other has learned and also builds confidence in our Airmen and Soldiers. Read more

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Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin

Patriot Warrior brings cyber operators together in Wisconsin