Opening doors to the future 427th Reconnaissance Squadron ribbon cutting ceremony
By Senior Airman Colville McFee, 9th Reconnaissance Wing
/ Published April 26, 2019
Beale Air Force Base, Calif. -- The 427th Reconnaissance Squadron celebrated the opening of a new Common Mission Control Center (CMCC) with a ribbon cutting ceremony here April 23, 2019.
With the CMCC opening, it will provide combatant commanders, scalable, tailorable products and services for use in contested environments. Using software, hardware and human machine, the center will be able to manage C2 productivity, shorten the task execution chain, and reduce human-intensive communications.
“I really appreciate this facility and all of the effort, time, and dedication poured into it by the teams and people involved,” TSgt Katherine Burnham, 427th Reconnaissance Squadron alpha flight chief said. “Having this building open is a huge step for the Air Force. I can’t wait to work inside this building, it’s so new and so close to home.”
The CMCC presents integrated and fused multi-domain and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance data to decision makers and will use man-on-the-loop, artificial intelligence and machine learning to reduce human task load while executing its’ mission objective. The CMCC provides products and services and more advanced and inclusive than any legacy Theater Air Control System element.
“Everyone in my unit is ready to start working in this building,” Burnham mentioned. “There is so much more room here than our other building. This facility has such a distinct purpose and capability, and we all cannot wait to put ourselves to work.”
CMCC also provides crews with the most comprehensive situational understanding of highly contested areas of operations while allowing them to synchronize multi-domain effects, and adapt in a dynamic environment using machine-to-machine communication, A.I. tenants, and rapid capability expansion.