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Mansfield Air Guard base selected for national cyber warfare mission


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The Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing will be transitioning from its primary mission of flying C-130 transport planes to hosting

the Air Force’s new Cyber Warfare Wing to combat cyber attacks.  Dave Polcyn/News Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base has been selected as the location for the Air Force’s new Cyber Warfare Mission, according to announcements by Gov. Mike DeWine and Sen. Sherrod Brown.

"The Cyber Warfare Wing (CWW) will put Mansfield in the middle of the military’s cutting edge cyber capability and the fight against emerging cyber threats. The mission will also bring approximately 180 new jobs to the base," Brown, D-Ohio, said in a news release issued Wednesday.

DeWine said he received "this outstanding news" on Wednesday directly from the Secretary of the Air Force.

"Ohio is gaining a leading-edge mission that will strengthen the fabric of the military community and further solidify Ohio as a national leader in cybersecurity excellence," DeWine said.

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