USAF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION BADGE

'With the introduction of the Cyberspace Support Career Field in November of 2009, the United States Air Force’s Communications and Information occupational badge became obsolete.

The Communications and Information badge was awarded to enlisted Airmen in three Career Fields: Communications and Computer systems (Air Force Specialty Code category 3C), Information Management (3A), and Visual Information (3V). It was also awarded to officers in the 33S specialty, Communications and Information.

In addition to drawing Airmen from these Career Fields, Cyberspace Support also incorporated specialists and officers from the fields of Communications-Electronics (2E), who were awarded the Maintenance badge.

Besides the more than 40,000 enlisted Airmen who were affected by the realignment, the Air Force also converted nearly 9,000 civilian-equivalent positions to the new career field.

Replacement of occupational badges is a relatively rare occurrence in the Air Force. The other notable example of this was the replacement of the Space and Missile badge, first introduced in 1993, with the Space badge in 2005 (it was subsequently renamed the Space Operations badge).
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