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  • AUTODIN: The Air Force’s first high speed data communications network

    In the mid ‘50s, the Department of the Air Force had a manual data communications system for punched card traffic and a separate system for teletype communications. These manual data systems had inherent limitations in speed and capacity as well as being susceptible to human error.

  • Momentous Beginnings: Communications Encircle the Globe

    The Air Force Network Integration Center is celebrating 75 years being the leader in military communications. They have a long history starting with the Army Airways Communications System and leading up to today.The AACS began as just a system of Airmen and technology performing a combination of

  • How We Got Here: AFNIC at 75 Years and Counting

    When the United States Air Force celebrated its birth as an independent service September 18, 1947, what would eventually be designated the Air Force Network Integration Center was already four years old. On April 26, 1943, the Army Airways Communications System Wing was activated in the midst of a

  • The Birth of Powered Flight and Air-to-Ground Communications

    1903 was a monumental year for heavier-than-air flight and communications expansion. Just as a fledgling Signals Corps Lieutenant, William “Billy” Mitchell, was finishing his assignment to place 500 miles of telegraph wire in the Alaskan territory, Orville and Wilber Wright were preparing to launch

  • Electronic Communications’ Humble Beginnings

    When people think about the Air Force Network Integration Center, they immediately relate to their government email being migrated to the cloud or being the number one premier organization on cyber integration and standardization across the Air Force. The year 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of

  • 75 Years of Dedicated Service

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.—For 75 years, the men and women of the Air Force Network Integration Center and its predecessors have played a vital role in providing communications, information technology, and cyberspace systems operations and sustainment for Air Force missions.

  • Airmen, Soldiers secure cyber domain

    In the numerous locations where the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing operates, it wouldn’t be hard to believe they could make a communications error. Fortunately they have the 1st Combat Communications Squadron with tactical communications kits to ensure that doesn’t happen.