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Readiness and Leadership in the Nuclear Enterprise: a Family Tradition
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel McVay (left), 22nd Operations Support Squadron commander, is greeted by his father Patrick McVay, director of U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Joint Exercise, Training and Assessments Directorate, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 10, 2018. Daniel McVay attended USSTRATCOM’s Nuclear Commanders Course (NCC) from July 12 – 13, 2018. NCC is a two-day course designed to provide new nuclear enterprise commanders with a foundational understanding of USSTRATCOM’s role in building and maintaining the nuclear war plan, nuclear command and control capabilities, and their unit’s role in the strategic deterrence mission. USSTRATCOM has global responsibilities assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence, nuclear operations, space operations, joint electromagnetic spectrum operations, global strike, missile defense, and analysis and targeting.
July 16, 2018 - Readiness and leadership are qualities important to strategic deterrence, especially in the nuclear enterprise. Sometimes these traits are passed down and learned through family.

Enlisted Corps Spotlight for July
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Keith Evans is selected as the Enlisted Corps Spotlight for July.
June 29, 2018 - U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alan Keith Evans, Elite Guard flight chief, hails from Valdosta, Georgia,

New York Native Receives Third Star, Named USSTRATCOM Deputy Commander
U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Dave Kriete (center), incoming deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), receives his new rank insignia from his wife Kathleen (right) and Vice Adm. Charles Richard, outgoing USSTRATCOM deputy commander, during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 15, 2018. Kriete previously served as the National Security Council director of strategic capabilities policy. U.S. Strategic Command has global responsibilities assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence, nuclear operations, space operations, joint electromagnetic spectrum operations, global strike, missile defense, and analysis and targeting.
June 21, 2018 - U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Dave Kriete received his third star and assumed responsibility as deputy commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., June 15, 2018.

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Happy #B52uesday! A B-52 Stratofortress from the #2ndBombWing at Barksdale Air Force Base performs a flyover during an #IndependenceDay celebration.
New commanders from around the nuclear enterprise came to United States Strategic Command to build a deeper understanding of our missions, capabilities, and requirements. On top of enhancing their strategic #readiness, they delved into scenarios that challenged them as leaders. All of this to better prepare them in the future and strengthen the #deterrence force. Read more about it: Read more: <a href="http://ow.ly/IGfO30kYT6q" target="_blank">http://ow.ly/IGfO30kYT6q</a>
Gen Hyten toured Y-12 National Security Complex to learn about the #readiness of Y-12 infrastructure and #workforce to maintain the safety, security, and effectiveness of the US #nuclear weapons stockpile. National Nuclear Security Administration #Deterrence #Assurance #PeaceIsOurProfession...
#GreatJob! The USS #Nebraska returned to Naval Base Kitsap after the boat’s first strategic deterrent mission since 2013. The Nebraska recently completed a 41-month Engineered Refueling Overhaul to extend the life of the #submarine for another 20 years. #Deterrence #NuclearTriad U.S.Navy U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Read the full story here: <a href="https://www.dvidshub.net/news/284057/uss-nebraska-ssbn-739-returns-first-strategic-deterrent-patrol-since-2013" target="_blank">https://www.dvidshub.net/news/284057/uss-nebraska-ssbn-739-returns-first-strategic-deterrent-patrol-since-2013</a>
#ICYMI: Yesterday, Gen Hyten spoke at The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Triad Conference, discussing topics covering all aspects #21stCentury #StrategicDeterrence. #Integration #Deterrence #Assurance #PeaceIsOurProfession...
Great opportunity to see first hand the incredible work the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay team members are doing everyday! #Deterrence #CombatReadyForces #NuclearTriad U.S.Navy U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Gen Hyten spoke this morning at a The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies event about the importance of #StrategicDeterrence. Here is one of the highlights. #Readiness #Deterrence #Assurance #PeaceIsOurProfession...
#VandenbergAFB establishes Combined Space Operation Center “#CSpOC will be essential to protecting, advancing and e… https://t.co/n36K0GE4HB
Faces of #Deterrence: @usairforce TSgt. Alan Evans, a #USSTRATCOM Elite Guard flight chief, is the first line of de… https://t.co/SRmCK4SWmI
Happy #B52uesday! A B-52 Stratofortress from the #2ndBombWing at @TeamBarksdale performs a flyover during an… https://t.co/5xpBCXoxqk
New commanders from the #nuclear enterprise came to @US_Stratcom to build a deeper understanding of our missions, c… https://t.co/NYMyEB4qQU
Gen Hyten toured @y12nsc to learn about the #readiness of Y-12 infrastructure and #workforce to maintain the safety… https://t.co/VYN5yl5l8R
Big #thanks to @Offutt_AFB for all the support you provide to our #warfighters here at @US_Stratcom. You are critic… https://t.co/nzfdTHhbUy
RT @DeptofDefense: Our military #workingdogs have the important job of protecting #servicemembers. Take a look at h… https://t.co/brom50toR9
#GreatJob! The USS #Nebraska returned to @NavalBaseKitsap after the boat’s first strategic deterrent mission since… https://t.co/PyXiapGk2V
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