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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, center left, and Col. Ken Eaves, the 131st Bomb Wing commander, display the Omaha Trophy at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 8, 2018. The award was awarded to Team Whiteman by U.S. Strategic Command and the Strategic Command Council for executing the best Strategic Bomber Operations of 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) STRATCOM Commander Presents Omaha Trophy to 509th, 131st Bomb Wings
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, awarded the Omaha Trophy to the men and women of the 509th Bomb Wing and 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, May 8, 2018.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Nina Armagno (right), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, signs a memorandum of understanding at the 34th Annual Space Symposium Apr. 17, 2018, with Maj. Gen. Agner Rokos, representing the Defence Command Denmark and the Ministry of Defence Denmark. The memorandum authorizes sharing space situational awareness services and information with the Defence Command and Ministry of Defence for Denmark. Denmark joins 13 nations (the United Kingdom, the Republic of Korea, France, Canada, Italy, Japan, Israel, Spain, Germany, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium and Norway), two intergovernmental organizations (the European Space Agency and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and more than 65 commercial satellite owner/operator/launchers already participating in SSA data-sharing agreements with USSTRATCOM. USSTRATCOM, Denmark sign agreement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command entered into an agreement with the Danish Ministry of Defence to share space situational awareness, or SSA, services and information.
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Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein, sixth from the left in the front row, and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, fifth from the right in the front row, pose for a photo in front of a Boeing E-6B Mercury Navy aircraft with the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, Oct. 18, 2017. Goldfein and Wright spent much of the day touring the facilities and gaining insight into the base's 
current mission sets. CSAF, CMSAF visit Offutt AFB
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Offutt Air Force Base, Oct. 18, 2017. Goldfein and Wright received a tour of the base, and learned more about the mission accomplished by the 55th Wing, U.S. Strategic Command and other partner units at Offutt AFB.
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(Courtesy graphic) 18th Space Control Squadron: Keeping watch up above
The 18th Space Control Squadron located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is a geographically separated unit of the 21st Space Wing, Peterson AFB, Colorado. The squadron provides situational awareness on thousands of items filling the skies while life moves along for those on Earth’s surface.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands on the flightline at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 regularly conducts strategic bomber missions that demonstrate the credibility of the bomber forces to address a global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Air Force B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers arrive in UK
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9, 2017, to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Three B-52Hs from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and three B-1Bs from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, along with approximately 800 Airmen, are currently supporting exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations in the U.S. European Theater.
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Gen. John E. Hyten, U.S. Strategic Command commander, speaks with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen about the Omaha Trophy at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 6, 2017. Hyten presented the 5th Bomb Wing with the 2016 Omaha Trophy in the Strategic Bomber category and recognized multiple Team Minot Airmen for their mission contributions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
5th Bomb Wing awarded 2016 Omaha Trophy
Gen. John E. Hyten, the U.S. Strategic Command commander, presented the 2016 Omaha Trophy to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, June 6, 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier (left), the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of plans and policy, and German Luftwaffe (air force) Brig. Gen. Burkhart Prototzky, the department head and head of the Luftwaffe Operations Center, meet for the signing of a memorandum of agreement in Uedem, Germany, June 1, 2017. The MoA authorizes, for the first time, the assignment of a German liaison officer to USSTRATCOM’s Joint Functional Component Command for Space under the Multinational Space Collaboration  effort. The MSC will explore mutual capabilities and identify opportunities for greater integration by colocating additional allies and partners with U.S. space operators. USSTRATCOM, German air force sign liaison officer agreement
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the German air force (Luftwaffe) signed a memorandum of agreement June 1, 2017, to assign a German liaison officer (LNO) to Joint Functional Component Command for Space.
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A view of the M20 Trifid Nebula, or NGC6514, taken by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s advanced Space Surveillance Telescope, soon to be transitioned to the Air Force and moved to Australia, where it will provide key space situational awareness from the southern hemisphere -- a still largely unexplored area of the geosynchronous belt. DoD photo DARPA transfers advanced space debris Telescope to AF
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has worked with the Air Force to develop an advanced telescope that already is revolutionizing space situational awareness and helping prevent potential collisions with satellites or planet Earth.
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Default Air Force Logo Commercial Integration Cell pilot program underway
U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) initiated a six-month pilot program incorporating commercial operators into its Joint Space Operations Center, here, June 1.
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Default Air Force Logo Barksdale B-52s participates in CENTCOM exercise Eager Lion
Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing in Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned May 18, from a 30-plus hour, 14,000 mile nonstop mission to the U.S. Central Command area of operations, where they participated alongside Jordanian and other multinational forces in exercise Eager Lion 2015.
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Staff Sgt. Sean Moran briefs Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the U.S. Strategic Command commander; Lt. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, Air Force Global Strike Command commander; and Navy Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, U.S. Navy Strategic Systems Program director; on a wave relay tactical assault kit radio during a visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., April 28, 2015. Haney, Wilson and Benedict traveled to F.E. Warren to see the men and women performing the intercontinental ballistic missile mission and to attend the ICBM stakeholders’ meeting. Moran is assigned to the 90th Security Forces Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle) STRATCOM commander hosts ICBM stakeholders meeting
During his visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base April 27-28, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the U.S. Strategic Command commander, reinforced how essential the intercontinental ballistic missile mission is, and some face to face engagement allowed Haney to seek bottom-up feedback from Airmen of all ranks.
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Default Air Force Logo STRATCOM, Germany make arrangement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) signed a technical arrangement with Germany to share Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services and information, Jan. 9.
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Default Air Force Logo Battle management working to improve nuclear scenario planning
A program that allows national leaders and combatant commanders to plan for deliberate and crisis nuclear scenarios is getting a significant upgrade.
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A B-2 Spirit bomber takes off at dawn from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo, April 2, 2014.  Two B-2s and two B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flew nonstop from their respective home stations to training ranges within the vicinity of Hawaii and conducted long range training operations and low approach flights at Hickam Air Force Base.   (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison) Bombers train on long-range capabilities
The mission, which spanned nearly 8,000 miles from home station to the drop site and back to the home installation, tested the ability for planners to coordinate operations between combatant commands and amongst multiple Air Force wings. The 20-plus hour training missions also demonstrated the U.S.' capability to provide a flexible and always-ready force to respond to a variety of threats and situations within U.S. Strategic Command's global strike and strategic deterrence missions.
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