12/23/2009Navy sub, Wolf Pack find bond
It isn't just the identifying number on the sail that suggests who the crew of the massive, 560-foot ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada will be rooting for in tomorrow's Sheraton Hawai'I Bowl.
11/30/2009Army to display flexible technology
The Army's research and development community is gearing up for a public technology demonstration Jan. 4-9 at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
11/30/2009Airman advises Iraqis on ISR missions
A U.S. Air Force officer assigned to the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission is an adviser to Iraqi intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance airmen within the Iraqi Air Operations Center.
11/27/2009Delta IV WGS-3 Launch Set Dec 2
The U.S. Air Force will launch the third Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37 here Dec 2. The launch window is 7:21-8:41 p.m. EST.
11/23/2009CLB-24 digitally trains for deployment
Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, spent two days driving the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan without leaving the comforts of home, Nov. 19.
11/23/2009Commander receives 2009 Space Trophy
The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander received the 2009 Gen. Thomas D. White Air Force Space Trophy Nov. 20 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
11/18/2009Army developing global network
In the future, Soldiers should be able to access the Army's global network anywhere in the world using capabilities similar to a Blackberry or iPhone, said the Army's chief information officer.
11/17/2009TACAMO Presented Omaha Trophy
Strategic Communications Wing 1 (SCW-1) was presented the 2008 Omaha Trophy Strategic Aircraft Operations Award by Gen. Kevin Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, and Mr. Jack Baker, a member of the Strategic Command Consultation Committee, during a ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base Nov. 12.
10/28/2009Chinese military delegation visits STRATCOM
In an historic effort to develop the U.S. military to military relationship with the People's Republic of China, Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander U.S. Strategic Command, hosted Gen. Xu Caihou, one of two Vice Chairmen of the PRC’s Central Military Commission.
10/20/2009Admiral Cites Need to Prepare for All Threats
Military commanders of the future should be proficient at managing high-tech communications networks and also should know how to wage conventional, irregular and hybrid warfare, said senior naval officer Oct. 19.
10/16/2009USS New York Sailor Guest Blogger for New York Post
A Sailor aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York (LPD 21) has attracted New York City with her Oct. 13 premier as a guest blogger on the New York Post website leading up to the ship's commissioning in New York Nov. 7.
10/13/2009Navy Birthday Message
U.S. Navy birthday message from M.G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
10/7/2009Unmanned aircraft systems leading fight
The emergence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles technology in the mid-1990s has made Unmanned Aircraft Systems the weapon of choice for the Army commanders engaged in contingency operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
10/6/2009ACC officials hold bomb wing transition summit
Staff members from Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command along with representatives from Headquarters Air Force and U.S. Strategic Command met Sep. 30 to work on solutions for the smooth transition of ACC's three bomb wings with nuclear missions to AFGSC.
10/6/2009Sheppard officials launch Nuclear Accountability Course
Air Force officials took another important step in reinvigorating their nuclear enterprise here Oct. 5 with the launch of the Nuclear Accountability Course providing realistic, hands-on training to Airmen assuming duties making them responsible for nuclear weapons.
10/5/2009Commanders activate Cyber wing
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, and Maj. Gen. Richard Webber, commander of 24th Air Force, activated the Air Force's first combat communications wing in a ceremony held at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 5.
9/29/2009Space Command boss talks of space, cyber connection
Addressing the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Symposium here Sept. 29, the leader of the Air Force Space community said space and cyberspace are integrally connected.
9/28/2009USS Stout Completes Deployment, Highlights BMD Capability
The guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) returned to Norfolk Va., earlier this month, following a six-month deployment to the 6th Fleet Area of Operations in support of Navy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), maritime domain awareness, and theater security cooperation.
9/2/2009Strategic Space Symposium Track Session to Address Data Sharing
The Strategic Space Symposium, jointly sponsored by USSTRATCOM and the Space Foundation, will address this topic in the Policy/Strategy Challenges to Implementing Data Sharing track session. The Symposium will be held Nov. 2 - 4 at the Qwest Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb.
8/27/2009JSpOC wins third Omaha Trophy
Gen. Kevin Chilton, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, and Gary Gates, a member of the Strategic Command Consultation Committee, presented the award to Col. Richard Boltz, the 614th Air and Space Operations Center commander and director of the JSpOC.
8/26/2009341st Missile Wing wins back-to-back Omaha Trophy award
Gen. Kevin Chilton, USSTRATCOM commander, and Mr. Gary Gates, representing the Strategic Command Consultation Committee, presented the Omaha Trophy to the 341st Missile Wing commander, Col. Michael Fortney, and the men and women of Malmstrom Air Force Base Aug. 26 at the base auditorium.
8/19/2009Four USSTRATCOM units win prestigious awards
Four units of U.S. Strategic Command have been selected to receive the Omaha Trophy for 2008 in their respective categories. The trophy is presented annually to USSTRATCOM units demonstrating the highest performance standards.
Selection for each of the four award categories is based on formal evaluations, meritorious achievement, safety and other factors such as community involvement and humanitarian actions.
8/19/2009Air Force Secretary to speak at C2ISR symposium
Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley will be the dinner guest speaker at the C2ISR Symposium and Technology Exposition, joining a number of presenters for the event. The symposium will be held Sept. 28 through 30 at the MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods in Ledyard, Conn.
8/19/2009Air Force Organizes Cyberspace Units Under One Command
Air Force Space Command activated a new unit yesterday to better organize space and cyberspace capabilities and to keep pace with the rapid changes in information technology, the Space Command’s top military officer said.
8/11/2009Cyber And Space Defense (NPR)
As head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. Kevin Chilton oversees nuclear, space and cyberspace defense systems. Gen. Chilton and NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman identify sources of possible attacks, and how the U.S. is working to defend itself.
8/10/2009Strategic Space Symposium
Strategic Space Symposium Confirms Featured Speakers Advancing Space Capabilities and Strengthening Operations to Promote Global Security is Symposium Theme.
7/31/2009Space Fence program awards contracts for concept development
HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (66th Air Base Wing Public Affairs) -- Last month's award of three $30-million concept development contracts for the Space Fence program will yield an outcropping of risk reduction activities1designed to improve the overall space surveillance network.
7/29/2009Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site
After several weeks of coordination, a team of senior enlisted non-commissioned officers from the United States Strategic Command, United States Space and Strategic Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, Naval Network Warfare Command, and 1st Space Brigade visited U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll/Reagan Test Site.
7/23/2009Air Force Global Strike Command Activation Ceremony to be held August 7
WASHINGTON DC -- The Secretary of the Air Force, the honorable Michael B. Donley, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, General Norton A. Schwartz, have officially announced the Air Force Global Strike Command Activation Ceremony will take place August 7, 2009, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.
6/30/2009Minot missile wing passes inspections
MINOT, N.D. - Minot Air Force Base says its 91st Missile Wing received the
highest possible grade of "satisfactory" during recent inspections.
The inspections dealt with the unit's readiness to handle nuclear
5/29/2009JFCC Global Strike gets new commander
With a salute and the words, "Sir, I accept command," Maj. Gen. Floyd L. Carpenter took command of the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike from Lt. Gen. Robert J. Elder, at 10:30 a.m., in a change of command ceremony here today.
5/21/2009General Elder's Farewell Thoughts as he Retires
It seems like it was just yesterday that I left Detroit with great anticipation to enter the Air Force and begin flight training. As I look back on the past 33 years, I realize that my Air Force experience was even more exciting than I could have imagined!
5/20/2009Two USSTRATCOM runners finish the Boston Marathon
Two U.S. Strategic Command marathoners participated in the Boston Marathon on April 20, along with 22,898 runners in the 113th annual event, which is the oldest consecutive sporting event in the country.
5/13/2009USSTRATCOM Reserve Navy Chief Wins National Intelligence Award
Reserve U.S. Navy Chief Intelligence Specialist Brent Dufault recently received the 2009 National Military Intelligence Association Vice Admiral Rufus L. Taylor Navy Reserve Intelligence Award for the innovative leadership he provided while serving with U.S. Strategic Command's Reserve Intel Unit 0118.
4/17/2009DOD's eye in the sky supporting troops on the ground
For the troops on the ground in hot zones all around the world, there are many items they rely on that are vital in their day-to-day operations: their weapons, their wingmen, their body armor. But what about their space assets?
4/2/2009USSTRATCOM SNCOs visit Sub Forces
A recent visit to COMSUBGRU 10 and SWFLANT highlighted naval explosive weapons handling and storage procedures, portside, facility, and nuclear security operations, land and maritime convoy operations, and operations and maintenance training.
3/30/2009Out of the cold
‘Getting it right’ drives Minot’s quest to reclaim reputation on nuclear security
3/23/2009ISR operations: 'Eye in the sky'
With respect to combat operations, the ISR mission provides a level of planning, analysis and targeting support never seen before in the history of warfare.
3/17/2009Stratcom Prepares for Future Capabilities, General Says
The global financial crisis and the threat of nuclear proliferation and persistent warfare in the Middle East and Central Asia are playing a major role in determining future national security capabilities, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress today.
3/16/2009U.S. Strategic Command Aims at Improving Cyberdefense
Cyberspace is the next great frontier for warfighters. U.S. forces rely heavily on their computer networks for command and control, intelligence and communications, but these architectures also are potentially vulnerable.
3/15/2009Warrens 90th passes nuclear inspection
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - The 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base has passed its nuclear inspection after failing an inspection in December, Air Force officials said.
3/13/2009USSTRATCOM thanks Omaha business for command support
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – The U.S. Strategic Command Chief of Staff and Command Chief thanked Hilton Omaha representatives Thursday for their support of the 2008 USSTRATCOM Annual Awards Banquet held Feb. 27.
3/11/2009USSTRATCOM Joint PME website earns Air Force award
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – The United States Strategic Command Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (EJPME) Community of Practice (CoP) website hosted by Air Force Knowledge Now (AFKN) recently earned honors as AFKN Champion CoP Award winner for the 1st Quarter of 2009 in the Enhancing Force Category.
3/6/2009Change sparks review
Officials at U.S. Strategic Command have begun studying the potentially sweeping implications of a little noticed provision in the 2008 Unified Command Plan that puts the Omaha, NE-based command in charge of monitoring the flight paths of both U.S. military and commercial satellites for potential collisions
3/4/2009DoD IT Procurement Too Slow: Cartwright
The current method of procurement for information technology is so slow that by the time software systems and the like are purchased, they're out of date, Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. James Cartwright said March 4 at a conference for the IT industry.
3/4/2009CNO announces new missile defense command
Adm. Gary Roughead, chief of naval operations, announced the coming formation of the Navy Air and Missile Defense Command during a speech before a business group Wednesday night in Northern Virginia.
2/5/2009The Nuclear Force Revival
With the release last October of the strategic planning document
"Reinvigorating the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise," USAF unveiled a
comprehensive plan to strengthen its handling of ICBM forces and
1/30/2009Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center to Grow
Since the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Centers establishment in March of 2006, Kirtland AFB has been the home of the AFNWC, strengthening the base’s longstanding tradition of nuclear enterprise
1/22/2009Finalists announced for cyber command HQ
Six bases are finalists for the headquarters of 24th Air Force, a new numbered Air Force that will become the service’s cyber component, Air Force officials at the Pentagon announced today
1/12/2009McChord earns top marks in critical inspection
Air Force officials gave the 62nd Airlift Wing the highest-possible grade today following a week-long inspection of the wings role as the nation's Primary Nuclear Airlift Force