Westover captures big wins, 2023 Cyber Yankee

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  • By Lt. Col. Juan Doan, 439th Communications Squadron
  • 439th Airlift Wing

Air Force Reserve Cyber Airmen from Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. participated in the SANS Capture the Flag competition during Week One of the Cyber Yankee 2023 held at Camp Nett, Niantic, Conn. There they competed against 100 military personnel from the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, and U.S. Coast Guard.

National Guard, Brig. Gen. Eric Gladman (ret.), represented SANS and presented awards to the top six competitors which half were won by Westover’s Cyber Airmen.  

SrA Steven Orozco-Ocampo, 439th Communications Squadron, placed 2nd in the competition.  
SrA Nathaniel Mickel, 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, placed 3rd place.  
Staff Sgt. Blaine Levine, 439th Communications Squadron, placed 6th. 


Top 10 SANS Capture the Flag Winners
1st Place:  Maine Air National Guard
2nd Place:   SrA Steven Orozco-Ocampo, 439th CS
3rd Place:  SrA Nathaniel Mickel, 439th AES
4th Place:  Connecticut Army National Guard
5th Place:   434th CS, Grissom ARB, Ind.
6th Place:  SSgt. Blaine Levine, 439th CS
7th Place:  SrA Luckaz Skawinski, 439th CS
8th Place:  MSgt. Rafal Grzyb, 439th CS
9th Place:  SSgt. Mark Lozada, 439th CS
10th Place:  SrA Tuong Truong, 439th CS