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Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: April 7
On this look around the Air Force, a team of communication specialists travel to Kodiak Island, Alaska, to provide communication assistance and Air Force Global Strike Command stands up a nuclear command, control and communications center.
0 4/07
2017
Col. Mark Jablow, the Air Force Command, Control and Communications Center commander and Ollie Tyler, the Shreveport mayor, cut the inauguration ribbon as part of an activation of command ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 3, 2017. The U.S. Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communication Center streamlines the management of approximately 62 different systems and forms a single NC3 point of contact and advocate for the entire Air Force. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha) AF stands up nuclear command, control, communications center
Air Force Global Strike Command stood up a new organization to oversee the Air Force’s nuclear command, control and communications systems in an activation ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, April 3, 2017.
0 4/04
2017
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, right, testifies before the House Armed Services Committee about nuclear deterrence in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2017.  With Wilson were Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva; U.S. Strategic Command commander, Gen. John Hyten; and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Selva: Nuclear deterrent is the joint force modernization priority
The joint force puts the U.S. nuclear deterrent at the top of its list for modernization and recapitalization and these no longer can be deferred, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told House Armed Services Committee members this morning.
0 3/08
2017
Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks to Airmen at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 26, 2016. Carter toured the base and visited with Airmen from both the 5th Bomb and the 91st Missile Wings. The tour included visiting a missile alert facility, a B-52H Stratofortress and talking with Airmen who support the nuclear deterrence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch) Carter visits Minot, emphasizes nuclear mission
Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Minot Air Force Base Sept. 26, giving Airmen who support the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic bomber forces a chance to engage with him.During the visit to the 5th Bomb and 91st Missile Wings, Carter emphasized the importance of the Defense Department’s only dual-wing, nuclear capable
0 9/27
2016
A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a B-52 Stratofortress above Minnesota July 31, 2016. Four KC-135s from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., assisted in refueling two B-52s to reach Polar Roar. Polar Roar is a mission in the Arctic Circle that demonstrates the ability to provide a flexible and vigilant long-range, global-strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury) Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar
Mobility Airmen play a vital role in deterrence and stand ready to operate in support of global operations at a moment’s notice. Air Mobility Command Airmen, 15 KC-135 Stratotankers and 10 KC-10 Extenders enabled Air Force Global Strike Command B-52 Stratofortresses and B-2 Spirits to sustain air operations for more than 20 hours during ‪Polar Roar July 31.‬‬
0 8/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases new ICBM solicitation
The Air Force released July 29 a request for proposals for its Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) intercontinental ballistic missile weapon system program; up to two contract awards are expected in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF releases request for proposal for nuclear air-launched cruise missile replacement
The Air Force released July 29 a request for proposals to industry for its Long Range Standoff (LRSO) nuclear cruise missile program; up to two contract awards are expected in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017.
0 7/29
2016
Default Air Force Logo 2015 nuclear operations awards winners announced
Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2015 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Award.
0 7/26
2016
Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, the 20th Air Force and Task Force 214 commander, speaks to missile combat crew members from the 341st Operations Group during a visit to Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., June 21, 2016. Cotton visited the base June 19-21 and met with Airmen from the nuclear and missile operations career field to discuss upcoming changes as the Air Force begins to implement a restructure for the 13N career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Magen Reeves) AF moving forward with restructure of missileer career field
The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command directed a review of the nuclear and missile operations career field earlier this year, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining career field. The review was recently completed, and over the past week, Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, briefed members of the 13N career field.
0 6/28
2016
Missile badge AF to restructure nuclear, missile operations (13N) career field
The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, in concert with Headquarters Air Force Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Directorate, has directed a review of the 13N career field.
0 4/07
2016
Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, addresses local media at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Jan. 14, 2016. During his visit there, Haney had breakfast with Airmen and leaders; toured the security forces, missile maintenance and other facilities; and discussed STRATCOM’s mission areas and priorities and Malmstrom’s role in deterrence and assurance with Malmstrom personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Collin Schmidt) STRATCOM chief talks nuclear deterrence, modernization
The global security environment calls for a continued strong nuclear deterrent along with modernization for elements of the nuclear triad and advanced training for U.S. Strategic Command’s workforce, the STRATCOM commander said Jan. 22 during a Washington, D.C., event.
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2016
Maj. Nathan Perry, the chief of airborne capabilities for Air Staff 10 that handles the Air Force’s nuclear mission, discusses nuclear operations with policymakers during an Air Force 101 session at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2015. The bi-monthly sessions educate policymakers on Air Force matters to help them make informed decisions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Kimmons) Air Force 101: Talks aim to improve legislation for AF missions
A day after the Air Force flew a B-52 Stratofortress over South Korea in the wake of their northern neighbor’s nuclear bomb test, Air Force officers discussed the service’s nuclear capabilities with policymakers Jan. 11.
0 1/12
2016
The Air Force has selected 13 lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects for nuclear and missile operations squadron commander and chief of safety positions. To see the commander selection list, visit the officer assignment page on the myPers website. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) 13 selected for nuclear, missile squadron command, chief of safety
The Air Force has selected 13 lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects for nuclear and missile operations squadron commander and chief of safety positions.
0 11/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo Yesterday’s Air Force: The B-36
After World War II the threat of nuclear weapons was felt by every man, woman and child in the country. America knew it needed a platform to help deter a nuclear strike, and the solution was the B-36 Peacemaker.
2 9/10
2015
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III talks with Airmen during a visit to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 5, 2015. While visiting the base, Welsh met with 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing maintainers, members of security force units and senior staff in an effort to gain perspective on the current status of the nuclear enterprise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris) CSAF listens to Airmen, discusses nuclear enterprise mission
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A Welsh III visited three Air Force Global Strike Command bases to listen to Airmen of all ranks who support the Global Strike mission on a daily basis, while addressing the importance of the nuclear enterprise and its future.
0 8/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF Global Strike Command establishes school for its best, brightest
The Cold War ended in 1991, and with it, a comprehensive knowledge of the nation's deterrence capability. The link between strategic deterrence and technical competence faded away, with Airmen often gaining expertise in other areas, according to Air Force Global Strike Command staff. This shortage in thinking is a problem the School for Advanced Nuclear Studies aims to remedy.
0 8/04
2015
Default Air Force Logo SecAF addresses priorities at Aspen Security Forum
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James discussed her top national and homeland security issues, as well as current personnel challenges, during a Q-and-A session with Fox News at the sixth annual, three-day Aspen Security Forum in Colorado July 24.
0 7/25
2015
Default Air Force Logo Nuclear, missile operations squadron command, chief of safety candidates named
Thirty lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects have been selected as candidates for nuclear and missile operations squadron commander and chief of safety position opportunities.
0 7/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo 2014 Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Operations award winners announced
Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2014 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear and Missile Operations Award.
0 7/17
2015
Default Air Force Logo Increased mission requirements open doors for continued service
The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to meet increased mission requirements outlined in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget. The Air Force is undergoing a concerted effort to stabilize and grow the force by fiscal 2017, to include addressing key gaps in the nuclear, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and support career fields.
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2015
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