"Value the mission," USSTRATCOM Commander speaks to Airmen Conducting Strategic Deterrence
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. -- Admiral Cecil D. Haney, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, and a career Navy submariner, visited F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo. following his trip to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., to see the deterrence mission close up, and share his thoughts and insight with base personnel at a commander's call, Dec. 3, at the base theater.
DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award Winners
Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year's 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.