DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award Winners
Department of Defense announces the recipients of this yearís DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony today.
Vandenberg AFB launch propels nanosatellite into space
WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- An Atlas V rocket launched last night from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., carried a U.S. Southern Command-sponsored nanosatellite into space -- and with it, the potential for more reliable and less expensive communications for troops around the world.
45th Space Wing supports Space X Communications Satellite
The 45th Space Wing provided flawless Eastern Range support as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) completed a successful launch of the SES-8 communications satellite from Launch Complex 40 here at 5:41 p.m. Dec. 3.
2013 Gen. John P. Jumper Excellence in Warfighting Integration and Information Dominance Award winners
Each year, the Air Force honors individuals and teams in multiple categories with the Gen. John P. Jumper Excellence in Warfighting Integration and Information Dominance Awards.
2013 USSTRATCOM Manpower, Personnel and Services Award Winners
Each year, the Air Force honors our best performers and outstanding installation level manpower, personnel and services programs. The objective is to recognize truly deserving individuals, programs, and units and share benchmark programs and successful endeavors throughout the manpower, personnel and services community.
Admiral brings breadth of experience as nuclear force leader
Adm. Cecil Haney recently assumed command of the United States' nuclear deterrent force, bringing with him decades of experience ranging from commanding submarine fleets - a key component of the nuclear triad - to serving previously as the deputy of U.S. Strategic Command.
ORS-3 and STPSat-3 Successfully Launched
The U.S. Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space Office and Space Test Program satellites successfully launched at 8:15 p.m. EST, Nov. 19.
Small Satellites on a BIG Mission: Air Force Launches High-Tech NanoSats
-- In its 60 year history, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has successfully launched some of the largest and most sophisticated satellites ever created. On Nov. 19 at 8:15 p.m. EST, SMC charted a new trajectory by launching two small satellites into orbit from Wallops Island, Va., on the ORS-3 Enabler mission.
Third-Annual Cyber Flag Exercise Highlights Teamwork, Training
U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) wrapped up its third-annual Cyber Flag exercise Nov. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 11-day exercise integrated cyber professionals from across the Department of Defense to test their knowledge and skills against a realistic adversary on a closed network.
Hagel Meets With Strategic Command Junior Officers
Following the U.S. Strategic Command change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., today, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with junior officers responsible for carrying out the nationís nuclear enterprise mission.
USSTRATCOM Hosts Change of Command
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) bid farewell to Gen. C. Robert Kehler in a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Neb. Nov. 15. Kehler relinquished command to Adm. Cecil D. Haney, the former Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet.
JFCC SPACE officials named associate fellows by AIAA
Two senior officials from the Joint Functional Component Command for Space staff at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., were designated associate fellows by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Nov. 5, 2013.
22 SOPS supports multiple launches
The 22nd Space Operations Squadron has been supporting launches since the beginning of the space program in the 1950s. The legacy of the squadron is rooted in controlling ground antennas required to command satellites for the nation's first orbiting spy program.
Lt. Col. Seth Frank earns USSTRATCOM award
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Lt. Col. Seth Frank, 755th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron commander, was presented a congratulatory memorandum from U.S. Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, here via Col. Glen Christensen, 455th Expeditionary Base Defense Group commander, deployed from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and a native of Madelia, Minn., for winning the 2013 Gen. Larry D. Welch Deterrence Writing Award Oct. 28, 2013.
MCPON Visits US Strategic Command
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited U.S. Strategic Command in Omaha and met with Sailors and command senior enlisted leaders Oct. 29.
Malmstrom earns highest possible grade on Limited Nuclear Surety Inspection
The Air Force Global Strike Command Inspector General and Defense Threat Reduction Agency teams visited Malmstrom Oct. 21-24 to evaluate the 341st Missile Wing's ability to manage nuclear deterrence and global strike operations while complying with strict nuclear surety standards.
Army looks to blend cyber, electronic warfare capabilities on battlefield
As new technologies emerge and new cyber and electronic warfare threats plague Soldiers in the field, U.S. Army scientists and engineers continue to define next-generation protocols and system architectures to help develop technology capabilities to combat these threats in an integrated and expedited fashion.
National Cyber Security Awareness Month
On September 30, the President issued a proclamation designating October as "National Cyber Security Awareness Month." As I tell everyone I meet, this shouldn't matter just to geeks like me, the President's Cyber Coordinator. With our world ever more connected to the Internet - our phones, our tablets, even our cars - cybersecurity matters to everyone.
Successful Launch for the Air Force
The Atlas 5 rocket, carrying the AEHF 3 for the United States Air Force. The Atlas 5 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral September 17th, carrying the Advanced Extremely High Frequency Communications Satellite. The satellite will orbit 22-thousand miles above the Earth.
Veterans, community gather to remember
Their heroics would make for a good movie plot today. That was Rear Adm. Dave Kriete's summation after reading one of the journal's from a U.S.S. Wahoo mission in World War II.
USSTRATCOM Signs New Data Sharing Memorandum of Understanding
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) signed a
new Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data sharing Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with the Italian Ministry of Defense, October 3, 2013.
Cybercom Activates National Mission Force Headquarters
U.S. Cyber Command has activated the headquarters for its Cyber National Mission Force, the one of its three forces that would react to a cyber attack on the nation, Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Cybercom's commander, said at the National Press Club today.
New Book Provides Resilience, Mental Health Resources
The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences here has just published a new book titled, "Disaster, Disease and Distress: Resources to Promote Psychological Health and Resilience in Military and Civilian Communities."
Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 3:01 a.m. (PDT) today from Vandenberg AFB, Calif.
Untouchable: Fighting Forward in the Space, Cyber Domains
When you think about military threats, chances are you think about land, air and sea. These tangible domains have been the source of battles and conflicts for centuries. In the 1960s, we added space to the line-up. The Cold War era introduced a new generation to space exploration.
Global Strike Airman recognized as one AF's most 'Outstanding'
Twelve outstanding individuals were recognized for their superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements in a dinner hosted by the Air Force Association as part of the 2013 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C. Sept. 16.
Missile Defense System Intercepts Target in Test
The Missile Defense Agency, U.S. Pacific Command and sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test today of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system, intercepting a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean.
U.S. Strategic Command Goes Airborne with EA-18G Growler Simulator
Service members and civilians assigned to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), and invited guests took to the skies in a full-size EA-18G Growler flight simulator, Sept. 17-18.
Missile Defense Test Succeeds Against Medium-range Targets
A complex missile defense flight test today resulted in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets, Defense Department officials said.
Successful Missile Defense Test Against Multiple Targets
The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, and U.S. Pacific Command, in conjunction with U.S. Army soldiers from the Alpha Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, U.S. Navy sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG-73), and U.S. Air Force airmen from the 613th Air and Operations Center successfully conducted a complex missile defense flight test, resulting in the intercept of two medium-range ballistic missile targets. The flight test was planned more than a year ago, and is not in any way connected to events in the Middle East.
Upgrading comms in the year of the B-2
After a 20-year wait, the B-2 Spirit will receive a significant new communications upgrade.
Maintainers' training and instinct saves B-52 aircrew
Two Airmen from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron put out a fire on the B-52H Stratofortress, and with the assistance of three more Airmen, saved all seven aircrew members Aug. 27 on the flightline here.
Continuous bomber presence exemplifies Global Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power
Barksdale aviators, maintainers and B-52H Stratofortress aircraft deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the last week of August to demonstrate the United States' continued commitment to stability and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
Great Plains Chief Petty Officer Association Makes its Mark at Paint-A-Thon
Chief petty officers (CPOs) assigned to U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) led a team of volunteers to paint a veteran's home Aug. 17 as part of the annual Brush Up Nebraska "Paint-A-Thon" community service event.
New JWAC Commander Takes Helm
Navy Capt. R. Chandler Swallow became the new commander of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) in a change of command ceremony on Thursday, August 15, 2013, replacing Navy Capt. Gary Shoman who retired after 30 years of naval service. Swallow is the ninth commander of JWAC and the first surface warfare officer to lead the 400-person command.
SMDC changes command
Lt. Gen. David L. Mann assumed command of the U.S.
Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and the
Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense from Lt.
Gen. Richard P. Formica during a ceremony conducted in the Von Braun III
auditorium Aug. 12.
Global Strike team nominated for Citation of Honor
Air Force Global Strike Command's Bomber Nuclear Guidance Transformation Team has been nominated to compete at the Air Force level for the Air Force Association Aerospace Award, Citation of Honor.
Commander Submarine Force Pacific Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) and Commander Task Force 134 held a change of command ceremony at the submarine piers on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Aug. 7.
Omaha Trophy presented to Mighty Ninety
The Mighty Ninety was recently recognized by the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, and Tuesday, he presented the wing here with the Omaha Trophy.
B-52 CONECT: A reboot for the Digital Age
One thing is certain: it's not your father's B-52.
Haney Vows to Maintain Deterrence as Stratcom Commander
Calling the pursuit of nuclear weapons by violent extremists and nuclear weapons proliferation the greatest strategic threats to the United States, Navy Adm. Cecil D. Haney told Congress today he will make providing a safe, secure and effective strategic nuclear deterrent his top priority if confirmed to lead U.S. Strategic Command.
Cruise missile flight Airmen protect aircrews, aim for excellence
There's a single point on base where Airmen perform a critical part of the mission here to fuel, maintain, load and test missiles -- all under one roof.
Cyberspace Airmen take part in White House program, earn credentials, licensing for future
The Air Force has taken the lead in a pilot program designed to give credentialing and licensing in the information technology sector to cyberspace Airmen in the 3D0X2, Cyber Systems Operations, career field.
Stratcom Braces for 'Readiness Avalanche' from Sequestration
Recognizing that the services have made tough choices to ensure U.S. Strategic Command can maintain its deterrence mission in the face of sequestration, the Stratcom commander said he has grave concerns about the "readiness avalanche" that's ahead.
Kehler Lauds Capability, Credibility of Nuclear Enterprise
Sweeping improvements across the U.S. nuclear enterprise since a 2007 incident have increased the focus on the nuclear mission and raised the bar in terms of standards and performance, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command told reporters today.
JFCC SPACE Hosts Inaugural Operator Talks
In an effort to increase space situational awareness (SSA) and collaboration, the Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) held its inaugural Commercial Space Operator Talks May 8, 2013.
Bolstering Spirits in the Year of the B-2
The Air Force's fleet of B-2 Spirit multi-role bombers will receive defensive system upgrades that will further increase the survivability and effectiveness of the aircraft.
STRATCOM commander discusses mission, future of Global Strike
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- The commander of U.S. Strategic Command discussed the mission and future of Air Force Global Strike Command at an all-call here July 15.
Shipment of Third AEHF Satellite Moves AF Closer to Launch
The Air Force and Lockheed Martin team successfully delivered the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.
Joint Electronic Warfare Center Support to Emerald Warrior 2013
It's 2:15 a.m. on a moonless night deep inside enemy held territory as U.S. Special Operations Navy SEALs maneuver their Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) slowly north on a feeder tributary toward their objective area. Two American doctors and a South African aid worker cling to hope after three days of torture and interrogation in one of the most inhospitable locales on earth and hope is wearing thin.
Schriever captain has 50 SW in his blood
The 50th Space Wing has a storied legacy. The 50 SW and its predecessors trace their history back to 1941 when the 50th Pursuit Group activated at Selfridge Field, Mich. During World War II, the group served at a number of European bases from which crews flew fighter, escort and bombing missions. Crews of the 50th Fighter Group also participated in the D-Day invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.
DOD at Work on New Cyber Strategy, Senior Military Advisor Says
The Defense Department released its first strategy for operating in cyberspace two years ago this month, and officials are at work on the next version, the senior military advisor for cyber to the undersecretary of defense for policy said in Baltimore last week.
Hagel: Stratcom Will Continue Key Defense Role
A day after President Barack Obama proposed deeper cuts in U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told service members at U.S. Strategic Command that nuclear deterrence has kept the peace for nearly 70 years and that Stratcom will continue to play an important role in national security policy.
New Standing Headquarters Focuses on WMD Elimination
It's a nightmare scenario: an adversary has assembled a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction with plans to inflict devastation on the United States, its allies and friends, and the world.
Dempsey to Minot AFB Airmen: Nuclear enterprise is top priority
More than 1,000 Airmen, spouses and local community members turned out here June 17, for a town hall meeting with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Global Challenge 2013 one of many wargames at LeMay
The Air War College class of 2013 participated in Global Challenge, its military education capstone event designed to test the students' ability to synthesize the principles, concepts and processes taught in the AWC curriculum and translate national-level decisions into strategic and operational-level action.
Cyber May Be Biggest Threat, Hagel Tells Troops
The devastatingly destructive potential of cyberattacks has become the security challenge of our age, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told U.S. troops here yesterday.
Kehler to 50 SW: 'You are, in fact, the masters of space'
These are the words Gen. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, stated when he visited Schriever Air Force Base May 17 to present the 2012 Omaha Trophy for Global Operations to the 50th Space Wing.
Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile was launched during an operational test at 6:27 a.m. here Wednesday from Launch Facility-4 on north Vandenberg.
Global Positioning System IIF-4 Satellite Ready for Launch
The U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-4 satellite is ready for launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Launch Vehicle on May 15 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
Stratcom Strives to Build Coalitions for Space Operations
Recognizing the value of multinational coalitions for operations in the land, maritime and air domains, officials at U.S. Strategic Command here hope to forge a coalition that shares assets and capabilities in space.
SecAF, CSAF share confidence in nuclear enterprise
Appearing before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense to testify about the service's fiscal 2014 budget request, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III also addressed Congressional concerns over media reports about the findings of a recent missile wing inspection.
Stratcom Chief: Minot AFB case shows integrity of nuclear enterprise
The Air Force's aggressive response when missile-launch crews at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., fell short of established standards during an inspection in March underscores the integrity of the nuclear weapons program, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress May 9.
SMDC celebrates change of responsibilities
Members of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command witnessed Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross assume the top-level noncommissioned officer responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Larry S. Turner to become the command's 10th command sergeant major.
Space Domain Vital to National Defense, Official Says
It is critical for the Defense Department to develop and implement space programs and policies to maintain U.S. space advantages in a perpetually changing environment, a senior defense official told Congress yesterday.
U.S.-Australia Agreement Promotes Space Situational Awareness
The Department of Defense has signed a Space Situational Awareness (SSA) international sharing agreement with the Department of Defence of Australia.
50 SW earns second Omaha Trophy
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, recently announced the 2012 Omaha Trophy winners, and for the second time in three years, the 50th Space Wing captured the trophy for Global Operations.
Ambitious Exercise Program Keeps Stratcom Mission-ready
U.S. Strategic Command's exercise program, once focused solely on nuclear readiness and command and control, has gone global, now encompassing all its mission areas and crossing into every combatant command.
Stratcom Shares Space Data to Promote Safety, Transparency
Committed to promoting safety and transparency in the space domain, U.S. Strategic Command maintains a registry of tens of thousands of man-made objects in space and shares the information freely with anyone who seeks it through a command-run website.
Cyber Airman-development strategically critical to the nation
Cyber Airman development became the focus of discussion at Cyber 1.3 in Colorado Springs April 8, as Chief Master Sgt. Linus Jordan, command chief, Air Force Space Command, addressed space and cyber industry leaders at the conference prior to official opening of the 29th National Space Symposium.
Strategic Command Provides Vital Warfighter, Operational Support
While providing the deterrence to protect the United States from a strategic attack, U.S. Strategic Command is playing a very real, yet often unrecognized, role in operations in Afghanistan and around the globe, its commander, Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, reported.
Strategic Command Priorities Chart Way Forward
With a broad array of challenges and a new defense strategy based on a leaner, more agile and technologically advanced force, U.S. Strategic Command has widened its aperture to focus on priorities that extend beyond its historic nuclear deterrence mission, its commander reported.
Strategic Command Plans for Unexpected, Commander Says
The last thing Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler -- the point man for the U.S. nuclear arsenal as well as space, cyber, ballistic missile and other capabilities -- wants is to be caught by surprise.
USSTRATCOM Announces Omaha Trophy Winners
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, recently announced the 2012 Omaha Trophy winners, an honor awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM's mission areas.
Nuclear Deterrence Remains Key Stratcom Mission, Commander Says
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with the United States and Russia committed to deep cuts in their already-reduced nuclear arsenals, some might be tempted to think U.S. Strategic Command's most important mission is fading into the history books.
DOD to Deploy Ballistic Missile Defense System to Guam
The Defense Department will deploy a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System, or THAAD, ballistic missile defense system to Guam in the coming weeks as a precautionary move to strengthen the regional defense posture against the North Korean regional ballistic missile threat, Pentagon officials announced today.
Air Force Chief of Staff and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force visit Global Strike Command Airmen
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and their spouses were at Barksdale Air Force Base April 2-3 to visit with Airmen and see the Air Force Global Strike Command mission first-hand.
Stratcom Broadens Dialogue on Changing Nature of Deterrence
For the past four years, he has hosted an annual symposium near the Stratcom headquarters here to shed new light on the whole concept of deterrence -- and how the command strives to provide it on behalf of the Defense Department.
Stratcom Advocates for Current, Future Capabilities
Faced with shrinking budgets and an ever-growing appetite across the military for the capabilities U.S. Strategic Command provides, the Defense Department is relying on Stratcom itself to help determine what assets are needed and where to dedicate them.
New Complex to Support Stratcom's 21st-century Missions
In the movie, "Field of Dreams," a Midwestern farmer built a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield, convinced that if he did so, the old-time ball players would come.
Stratcom Research Partnership Tackles WMD Threat
A new partnership between U.S. Strategic Command and the University of Nebraska is pushing the envelope to address what Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Stratcom's commander, calls one of the most pervasive threats to the United States: weapons of mass destruction.
U.S. B-2 bombers conduct extended deterrence mission to the Republic of Korea
Demonstrating the commitment of the United States and its capability to defend the Republic of Korea and to provide extended deterrence to our allies in the Asia-Pacific region, U.S. Strategic Command sent two B-2 Spirit bombers for a long-duration, round-trip training mission from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to the Republic of Korea March 28 as part of the ongoing bilateral Foal Eagle training exercise.
AFGSC Airmen win STRATCOM awards
United States Strategic Command recently named four Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen as annual award-winners for their accomplishments in 2012.
Moon landing jump starts general's own space legacy
When Neil Armstrong made history with man's first footsteps on the moon, Susan Helms needed a little nudging from her mom to get excited. And get excited she did. She realized that there would never be another first step on the moon, and even as a young 11-year-old, knew the feat was something special.
Vannorsdall, 14th Air Force and JFCC Space's top enlisted leader to retire
Chief Master Sgt. Dennis Vannorsdall, 14th Air Force command chief and senior enlisted leader, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, will retire March 29, 2013, after 30 years of service.
Carter Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to South Korea
During a series of high-level meetings here, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with members of South Korean President Park Geun-hye's new administration, and with U.S. military and diplomatic officials.
Carter, Japanese Counterpart Discuss Common Issues
On the first stop of his weeklong trip to Asia, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met today with Senior Vice Defense Minister Akinori Eto at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo.
Hagel: U.S. Bolstering Missile Defense
The United States will add more ground-based ballistic missile interceptors to its arsenal to guard against increased threats from North Korea and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.
Young girl's love of flying leads to history-making missions in space
That love of flying would lead the Air Force colonel to be honored as the first woman to command a space shuttle mission, STS-93, in July of 1999, and place the NASA astronaut into the history books.
Missile, Space Intelligence Center Saves Warfighter Lives
Engineers, scientists and analysts of the Defense Intelligence Agency's Missile and Space Intelligence Center provide high-confidence assessments of foreign missile and space systems and other critical intelligence products that help to keep warfighters from harm.
New Command value focuses on Airmen as innovators
As Airmen at all levels continue to look for more efficient ways to do business, Air Force Global Strike Command has added a new command value focused on innovation.
Cyber Command Adapts to Understand Cyber Battlespace
Since the Defense Department officially made cyberspace a new domain of warfare in 2011, experts in the public and private sectors have been working to make that inherently collaborative, adaptable environment a suitable place for military command and control.
Arrow-3 Interceptor Successfully Conducts First Flight Test
The Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMDO) and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) completed a successful flight test of the Arrow-3 interceptor missile today.
Maintaining our commitment to excellence in the nuclear enterprise
On Feb. 15, Air Force officials announced the split of the space and missile career field to ensure more focused development for officers performing these critical missions.
Military Works to Counter Cyber Threats
The United States military is working diligently to beef up cyber defenses against all threats, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said here today.
Cybercom Commander Calls Cybersecurity Order First Step
The cybersecurity policy President Barack Obama announced during his annual State of the Union address is a step toward protecting the nation's critical infrastructure, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said here today.
Aegis Missile Defense System Intercepts Target in Test
The Missile Defense Agency and sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie conducted a successful flight test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense system today, resulting in the intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean by a Standard Missile-3 Block IA guided missile.
Vandenberg supports another successful launch
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Team Vandenberg launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a NASA payload from Space Launch Complex-3 at 10:02 a.m. here Monday.
Vandenberg to launch Atlas V Feb. 11
Team Vandenberg is scheduled to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a NASA payload from Space Launch Complex-3 here, Feb. 11 between 10:02 and 10:50 a.m., Pacific Standard Time.
45th Space Wing Supports NASA's TDRS-K Launch
The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing provided Eastern Range support for the successful launch of NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellites at 8:48 p.m. from Space Launch Complex 41 here.
Veterans Affairs Invites Community to Join National Salute
Valentine's Day is a great time to say thanks to America's Veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs invites the community to say thank you during the National Salute to Veteran Patients week, Feb. 11 through 16.
Dempsey Discusses Cyberattacks, Other Issues in NBC Interview
The worrisome nature of cyberattacks, the threat of global terrorism and the military's need to emphasize character as well as competence were among topics the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed in an interview with correspondent Ted Koppel broadcast last night on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams."
Despite Smaller Budget, Air Force Seeks to Protect Satellites
Despite tremendous budget uncertainty and a shrinking bottom line, the commander of the Air Force Space Command said that he will do his best to protect all of the Air Force's satellite constellations.
Honoring Olympian, bombardier, POW survivor
Louis S. Zamperini's story is one of service, sacrifice, perseverance and forgiveness, said Commanding General, U.S. Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, Wednesday at the dining facility dedication at U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll.
U.S. pursues better ballistic missile defenses
While refining the systems that protect the homeland against long-range ballistic missile attacks, the United States is advancing technologies to counter the growing threat of short- and medium-range missiles launched by rogue states or terrorists, a top U.S. Northern Command officer told American Forces Press Service.
Command Sgt. Maj. Alston visits U.S. Cyber Command, recognizes troops
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. - U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, senior enlisted leader for U.S. Strategic Command, visited U.S. Cyber Command Dec. 14 for command familiarization and to recognize several enlisted personnel for outstanding performance.