Barksdale B-52s Participate in U.S. Central Command Exercise Eager Lion
Two B-52 Stratofortress bombers assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, La., returned May 18, 2015, from a 30-plus hour, 14,000 mile nonstop mission to the U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) area of operations (AOR) to participate alongside Jordanian and other multinational forces in Exercise Eager Lion 2015.
Leaders hail 552nd ACW's 60th anniversary
Bookended with addresses from two former wing commanders, the 552nd Air Control Wing's three-day Diamond Anniversary Salute "exceeded all expectations," wing Commander Col. Jay Bickley said.
Joint Space Operations Center tracks Progress' reentry into the atmosphere
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- U.S. Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space), through the Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), confirmed at 8:34 p.m. PDT (11:34 p.m. EDT) that the Progress M-27M cargo transport spacecraft reentered the Earth's atmosphere and over the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Strategic Command Strategic Leadership Fellows Graduate
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Ten U.S. Strategic Command employees completed the USSTRATCOM Strategic Leadership Fellows Program as part of a joint endeavor with the University of Nebraska. The program is designed to enhance the management skills and technical expertise of civilians as they progress to strategic supervisory roles. USSTRATCOM senior officials, civilian personnel and academic professionals recognized the graduating fellows during a ceremony at the University of Nebraska's Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha, May 1.
U.S. Strategic Command Honors 2014 Annual Award Winners
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Z. Alston, USSTRATCOM senior enlisted leader, recognized the 2014 USSTRATCOM Annual Award winners for their outstanding support to the command's global strategic missions during a banquet in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, April 24.
USSTRATCOM Commander observes Buckley's capabilities, engages service members
BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, visited Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., April 20, to view firsthand the missile warning mission for which the base is recognized.
U.S. Strategic Command, France Enhance Space Data Sharing Agreement
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commemorated the signing of a special arrangement to enhance a previous Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data sharing agreement with France's Ministry of Defense (MoD) April 14, 2015, during the 31st Annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.
U.S. Strategic Command Observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Throughout the month of April, members of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) showed their support for the Department of Defense’s (DoD) 11th annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) campaign by hosting a series of events to promote the 2015 theme, “Eliminate sexual assault. Know your part. Do your part.”
POLAR GROWL strengthens Allied interoperability, essential bomber navigation skills
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and a pair from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., completed today simultaneous, roundtrip sorties from their U.S. bases to the Arctic and North Sea regions, respectively.
USSTRATCOM hosts Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, and representatives from the command hosted faculty members and fellows from Stanford University's Center for International Security and Cooperation, March 30, in order to promote military-to-university cooperation and innovation, and provide a better understanding of USSTRATCOM's global missions.
U.S. Strategic Command Concludes Command, Control Exercise
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - U.S. Strategic Command concluded, Global Lightning 15, its annual exercise to assess its ability to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S. and its allies, March 25.
Command Sergeant Major Alston Visits TF 124 Sailors
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Z. Alston, U.S. Strategic Command senior enlisted leader, met with Sailors from Strategic Communications Wing 1 (also called Task Force 124 or TF 124) on March 26 to discuss the importance of command and control capabilities to the USSTRATCOM mission and for the nation's strategic assets.
GPS IIF-9 Ready for Launch
The U.S. Air Force and its industry partners are scheduled to launch the ninth Boeing-built Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV launch vehicle, March 25. The launch window opens at 2:36 p.m. EDT and will remain open for 18 minutes.
AF Command Post Annual Awards Program Winners Announced
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - In support of U.S. Strategic Command's diverse, global missions, two airmen have distinguished themselves as the best of the best among USSTRATCOM's command post personnel.
U.S. Strategic Command to Conduct Command, Control Exercise
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), one of nine U.S. Unified Commands under the Department of Defense, will conduct Exercise GLOBAL LIGHTNING 15 with components and tasks forces beginning tomorrow. The command is charged with conducting global operations in coordination with other combatant commands, services, and appropriate U.S. Government agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S. and its allies, and is prepared to defend the nation as directed.
USSTRATCOM hosts ITWAA Stakeholders Conference
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander, met with Department of Defense and service leaders to review and assess the status of Integrated Tactical Warning and Attack Assessment (ITWAA) during a Nuclear Enterprise Stakeholder's Conference hosted by USSTRATCOM Feb. 24, 2015, at Peterson AFB, Colo.
5th Bomb Wing to Receive 2014 Omaha Trophy
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - The 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., was named the 2014 Omaha Trophy recipient as the command's premier strategic aircraft operations wing, March 3, in recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command's global strategic deterrence mission over the last year.
Navy SSP conducts two successful Trident II launches
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - The U.S. Navy's Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) conducted two successful test flights of a Trident II D5 Missile, Feb. 22, 2015, under operationally representative conditions to obtain valid reliability, accuracy and performance factors for use by the Commander, U.S. Strategic Command and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Completes Successful Tracking and Simulated Engagements of Three Short-Range Ballistic Missiles
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and Sailors aboard the USS CARNEY (DDG-64), USS GONZALEZ (DDG-66) and USS BARRY (DDG-52) successfully completed a flight test today involving the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) weapon system.
SBIRS constellation forms under one roof
Airmen from the 460th Operations Group have made history by successfully completing the first series of Space Based Infrared System satellite and antenna communication on Jan. 28-30 from Block 10, the new operations floor, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.
GPS reaches milestones, earns awards
GPS has come a long way during the last 40-plus years. From its initial conception in the early 1960s, to the latest modernization efforts, GPS has achieved milestones and garnered recognition for its contributions to the betterment of humanity. Here are a few of the most notable GPS achievements and milestones.
Secretary Carter's Message to all DoD Personnel
I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling - the defense of our nation. And I am grateful to follow in the footsteps of Secretary Hagel, one of our nation's most honorable and conscientious public servants.
2014 Omaha Trophy Winners Announced
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command's global strategic deterrence, space and cyberspace missions, U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney, USSTRATCOM commander, announced the winners of the 2014 Omaha Trophy in the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Submarine Ballistic Missile, and Global Operations categories. Haney made the announcement during the Nuclear Task Force Commander's Conference at USSTRATCOM headquarters, Feb. 5, 2015.
USSTRATCOM and UNO Kick Off the 2015 USSTRATCOM Strategic Leadership Fellows Program
Omaha, Neb. - As part of a University of Nebraska program to enhance the management skills and technical expertise of civilians as they progress to strategic supervisory roles, 10 U.S. Strategic Command civilian employees were selected to participate in the 2015 USSTRATCOM Strategic Leadership Fellows Program. USSTRATCOM senior officials, civilian personnel, and academic professionals recognized the Fellows during a kick-off event at the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Mammel Hall, Jan. 31.
US Fleet Cyber Command celebrating 5 years of operations
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) is marking its fifth year of operations at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, from Jan. 29 to Feb. 28, during a month long celebration of both its heritage and innovative future.
Ribbon Cutting Marks Opening of Von Braun IV Facility
Brig. Gen. Kenneth E. Todorov, Missile Defense Agency deputy director, officiated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today on behalf of Vice Adm. James D. Syring, MDA director, marking the grand opening of the Von Braun IV facility on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. The 225,000 square foot facility has office space to accommodate more than 900 employees.
USSTRATCOM, Germany make arrangement to share space services, data
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) signed a technical arrangement with Germany to share Space Situational Awareness (SSA) services and information, Jan. 9, 2015.