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Col. Lloyd Terry, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, greets Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, as he arrives for a visit to the 960 CyOG April 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Col. Lloyd Terry, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, greets Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, as he arrives for a visit to the 960 CyOG April 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Col. Lloyd Terry, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, greets Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, as he arrives for a visit to the 960 CyOG April 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Col. Lloyd Terry, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, greets Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, as he arrives for a visit to the 960 CyOG April 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

The 960th Cyberspace Operations Group located in the Integrated Cyberspace Defense Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, hosted Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, April 10. During Jackson’s visit, cyber Airmen briefed the general on the group’s current operational capability and gave him a tour of their facilities. Activated in 2013, the 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber organizations throughout the country. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

The 960th Cyberspace Operations Group located in the Integrated Cyberspace Defense Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, hosted Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, April 10. During Jackson’s visit, cyber Airmen briefed the general on the group’s current operational capability and gave him a tour of their facilities. Activated in 2013, the 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber organizations throughout the country. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, hosted a town hall meeting April 10 with Airmen from the 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, hosted a town hall meeting April 10 with Airmen from the 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

The 960th Cyberspace Operations Group Airmen voiced their concerns and asked questions to Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, during a town hall meeting April 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

The 960th Cyberspace Operations Group Airmen voiced their concerns and asked questions to Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, during a town hall meeting April 10 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Col. Lloyd Terry, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, presented Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, a 960 CyOG unit morale t-shirt during his visit April 10 to the unit at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Col. Lloyd Terry, 960th Cyberspace Operations Group commander, presented Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, a 960 CyOG unit morale t-shirt during his visit April 10 to the unit at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber units throughout the country. Its mission is to train and equip Citizen Airmen to extend, operate, defend and engage to fight and win... in, from and through Cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Josh Woods)

Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, talks with Maj. Gen. Burke "Ed" Wilson, 24th Air Force commander, during his visit April 10 with the 960th Cyberspace Operations Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Activated in 2013, the 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber organizations throughout the country.  Both the Air Force Reserve and 24th Air Force are committed to building integrated, experienced Air Force cyber forces for the nation.

Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, talks with Maj. Gen. Burke "Ed" Wilson, 24th Air Force commander, during his visit April 10 with the 960th Cyberspace Operations Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Activated in 2013, the 960 CyOG is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber organizations throughout the country. Both the Air Force Reserve and 24th Air Force are committed to building integrated, experienced Air Force cyber forces for the nation.

NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH JOINT RESERVE BASE, Texas -- Lieutenant General James F. Jackson, Air Force Reserve Command commander, visited and toured the only Reserve cyberspace organization here April 10.

The 960th Cyberspace Operations Group, activated in 2013, is the first cyberspace group in the Air Force and has administrative control over 10 Reserve cyber organizations throughout the country.

During Jackson's visit, cyber Airmen briefed the general on the group's current operational capability and gave him a tour of their facilities.

"It was humbling to see the general take the time to understand what we do to enable a higher understanding and support at his level," said Tech. Sgt. Nathan Zimmerman, a member of the 960 CyOG and a Deserving Airman Program-selectee.

Jackson also hosted a town hall where he opened up about bolstering the growth of the cyberspace mission and its future in the AFRC continuum.

"Cyber is one of the biggest areas in the Reserve and growing and enhancing cyber in the Reserve is one of our current goals," the general said.

Col. Lloyd Terry, Jr., commander of the 960 CyOG, continued the general's sentiment about the unit's growth. One of Terry's focuses for the group is conquering the cyber recruitment battlefront.

"The only thing in our future is growth," Terry said. "We are looking across the spectrum, from career field transfers to bringing folks off the street, to be cyber warfare officers and cyber warfare operators."

This is the Year of Connections, Jackson said to the 960th Reservists during his town hall.

"Connecting families to other Reserve families through our key spouse programs, as well as connected reservists to each other, remains a priority for us," he added.

One of the many honors of having the leader of Citizen Airmen host a town hall was being able to recognize several top performers.

Zimmerman was one of five 960th Airmen presented with a coveted AFRC commander's coin at the end of the town hall.

"It was encouraging to be recommended by my squadron commander and especially honored to be recognized by General Jackson," Zimmerman said.

Following his cyber tour, the general visited the 433rd Airlift Wing.