Cyber warriors champion Hill’s Black History Month

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  • By 1st Lt. Nathan Poblete
  • 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- As February marks the start of Black History Month, two Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing’s Operation Support Squadron are organizing this month’s Hill Air Force Base events. 

Staff Sgt. Jalil Williams and Senior Airman Cameron Johnson are the base’s project officers and pivotal personnel in the cyber mission that enables the 388 FWs F-35A mission.

“Regardless of who you are, we want to see everyone because, at the end of the day, we’re all one force,” said Williams, 388th OSS data operations manager. “We want everybody to enjoy, have a good time together, get educated, and after these events collaborate as a team.”

As the month begins to unfold, key events such as First Friday - a unit morale event - focused on black culture and history, and a senior leadership diversity panel is a stepping stone into recognizing the importance of diversity in a strong and capable force. Their first event had more than 250 attendees.

“Black History Month is an opportunity to look back and appreciate how far we’ve come as a society,” said Johnson, 388th OSS equipment control officer. “When it comes down to it, we're all one race, the human race; we’re all human. And we’re definitely stronger as a force when we recognize each other's struggles and work together through them."

Both Williams and Johnson are also responsible for crucial cyber duties that support all organizations within the wing, freeing up fighter wing cyber bandwidth, and making support operations seamless, ensuring success in both support and operational settings within the 388th.

For more information on events going on this month, follow @officialhillairforcebase and the @388fw on Facebook and Instagram.