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Time is almost up to register for the squadron’s Air Force Association CyberPatriot team this year. Training will be through online and in-person meetings. Basic computer skills (how to navigate file systems, familiarity with Windows operating system) and a computer running Windows are all that’s required. Competitions will be held at Newburgh Free Acadmeny once a month from Nov through Feb 2019.

Please use the link below to register by Oct 7th if you would like to participate. Feel free to contact me at with any questions.


C/Maj Sean Flynn

What is CyberPatriot?

At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money. – CyberPatriot Website