Gov. Holcomb: Indiana Selected For Elite Cyber Battalion

The country’s fifth National Guard cyber battalion will be located in Indiana

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Indiana has been selected as the home of the country’s fifth National Guard cyber battalion.

Governor Eric Holcomb made the announcement on Tuesday.

The 127th Cyber Protection Battalion will be made up of nearly 100 soldiers focused on cyber security and cyber warfare.

The soldiers will have access to the U.S. Department of Defense’s only live, full-scale cyber range at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Jennings County. The center is unique with its realistic simulations with live environments for cyber and electronic warfare testing and training.

Indiana is also the home to one of the nation’s premier Defense Department laboratories, the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Marion County, with experts in cyber security and hardware assurance.

“With our National Guard’s current cyber resources and Indiana’s top notch academic institutions, our state is a natural fit for one of the country’s first cyber battalions,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Warfare is becoming increasingly digital and it’s an honor for Indiana to be home to those who protect our country from computer-generated threats.”

As the seventh largest Army National Guard contingent in the nation, the Indiana National Guard will join the U.S. Cyber Command’s mission pool by fiscal year 2022.

“I am honored to welcome the 127th Cyber Battalion to the Hoosier state,” said Congressman Greg Pence. “When I visited Atterbury-Muscatatuck back in August, it was clear that the Indiana National Guard’s existing capabilities, programs and infrastructure make the Hoosier state an ideal location for a cyber battalion. Indiana’s Sixth District boasts the Department of Defense’s only live, full-scale cyber range, and I join the Army National Guard in congratulating our distinguished Hoosiers in uniform on this outstanding achievement.”

More from Local News


Music on the River Starts Thursday, Street Closures Announced

Cash Unchained is first to hit the stage this season.

Genesis: Pathways to Success Announced DIY Woodworking Camp

Iron Timbers in Osgood will assists with the camp.

Six Miami Whitewater Students Receive Inaugural HCSO Character Award

The six award recipients recently graduated 5th grade.

Local Sports Report - June 2-3, 2023

Rising Sun baseball advanced in the state tournament and area runners competed at the Track & Field State Finals.

Local Sports Report - May 31, 2023

Rising Sun softball fell in a heart breaker in the regional round.

Bode, Cornett, Stang Earn All-State Honors

The standouts from Milan, South Dearborn and Franklin Co. put up video game-like stats this spring.

On Air

Travis Thayer playing
Brett Young - You Didn't

Justin Moore We Didn't Have Much 8:34
Jake Owen Alone With You 8:30
Clint Black Nothin But The Taillights 8:26
Billy Currington That's How Country Boys Roll 8:19