183d Communications Flight Becomes Squadron

  • Published
  • By Airman 1st Class Danielle Dillard
  • 183d Wing
The 183d Communications Flight has been redesigned as the 183d Communications Squadron. The redesignation allows future growth and will allow the unit to adapt to new challenges within the cyber career field. This gives our Information Technology (IT) professionals the flexibility to keep up with the ever changing and evolving technologies of our time to meet the demand of each mission we support.
The 183d Communications Squadron consists of more than 30 highly trained and skilled military and civilian IT professionals. They are responsible for providing information security, technological support, and installation of applications, systems, and tools for more than 800 personnel in the 183d Wing workforce. The 183d Communications Squadron is tasked to continue to maintain a Mission Support Group and the suite of base sustainment operations functions for the Wing, provides support to the 183d Air Operations Group and the five subordinate Squadrons or Flights, and a Centralized Repair Facility.
In addition to those responsibilities, the 183d is the primary unit in the State of Illinois for standing up the Joint Task Force during disaster and recovery events. Our Communications Flight also supports a Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) system which we have deployed throughout the State and nationally to support Presidential Inauguration, Civil Disturbance, and COVID events. In addition to these missions, the 183d is unique in that it also hosts a Joint Cyber Range that is a separate suite of hardware and software. This is utilized for training and exercise scenarios with our Joint DoD partners.