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SecAF visits first base: F.E. Warren AFB

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks to defenders during her first stop on tour Oct. 27, 2019, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Barrett was able to speak to several groups of Airmen throughout the visit, gaining insight into the ICBM mission and the various roles needed to keep the mission operational.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, right, speaks to Airmen during her first stop on tour Oct. 27, 2019, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Barrett spoke to several groups of Airmen throughout the visit, gaining insight into the intercontinental ballistic missile mission and the various roles needed to keep the mission operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike commander, sit at a mock launch control center, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. Barrett was briefed on the extent on F.E. Warren’s many missions including its extensive missile mission.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett and Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike commander, sit at a mock launch control center at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. Barrett was briefed on the extent of F.E. Warren AFB’s many missions, including its extensive missile mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley N. Sokolov)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Moore, state command chief, Wyoming National Guard, greets Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF.

Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Moore, Wyoming National Guard state command chief, left, greets Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett at the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. The visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the the 25th secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF.

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett at the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. The tour marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the 25th secretary of the Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett arrives at the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. The visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AFNS) --

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett made her first official trip, and visited F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Oct. 27.

Barrett, the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, visited various facilities to gain a better understanding of the pivotal nuclear mission that defends the U.S. and its allies.

During her visit, Barrett met with Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon and thanked him for his leadership and continued support to the military.

“First off, thank you for taking time out of elk season to welcome me here to Wyoming,” Barrett said. “The relationship between the community and the military throughout the state is impressive.”

She also spoke with 90th Missile Wing Airmen while visiting the missile training facility U-01 and the missile procedure trainer.

“I saw the precision and care of day-to-day operations across the wing,” Barrett said. “Everyone takes pride in operating, maintaining and supporting the nuclear enterprise in a safe, secure and effective manner.”

During a tour of U-01, Barrett descended into the missile silo, gathering perspective into a missile maintainer’s job and the vastness of the intercontinental ballistic missile and equipment used to keep the mission operational.

Ensuring the ICBM mission is continuously operational to act at a moment’s notice is vital to the safety of this nation.

“America can sleep easy with the (F.E. Warren AFB Airmen) on watch,” Barrett said.

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