Air Force senior leaders pay holiday visit to Global Strike Command Airmen
The Air Force's top uniformed officer and top enlisted leader each visited Air Force Global Strike Command wings for Christmas, spending the holiday with Airmen charged with the nuclear strategic deterrence mission and global strike operations.
Navy 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.
Navy captain awarded high military honors
Navy Capt. Mike Saunders, 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, was presented the Defense Superior Service Medal Nov. 16 at the 33rd Fighter Wing.
Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume ICBM mission
Air Force Global Strike Command officials here assume the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile mission Dec. 1.
Army 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.
Airman 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.
Delta 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.
Commander 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.
CLB-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.
Air Force leaders speak at 2009 Global Warfare Symposium
Air Force senior leaders discussed the service's priorities, capabilities and vision in space, cyberspace and strategic deterrence at the 2009 Air Force Association Global Warfare Symposium here Nov. 19.
Army 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.
TACAMO 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.
NRL Sensor Provides Critical Space Weather Observations
The Navy Research Laboratory's Special Sensor Ultraviolet Limb Imager (SSULI)was launched Oct. 18, 2009, offering a first of its kind technique for remote sensing of the ionosphere and thermosphere from space.
More Satellites Needed To Launch on Short Notice
Gen. Kevin Chilton said Nov. 3 he would give up new, state-of-the-art space systems to swell the military's fleet of satellites that could be launched at a moment's notice.
NAS Whidbey Island/NRNW Wraps Up IPP Guardian Exercises
Navy Region Northwest (NRNW) concluded a round of Installation Protection Program (IPP) Guardian exercises with the completion of a full-scale exercise at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Oct. 27-29.
Chinese 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.
Strategic space symposium features commanders media availability
"Advancing Space Capabilities and Strengthening Operations to Promote Global Security" is the theme for the Nov. 2 – 4, 2009 Strategic Space Symposium.
Admiral 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.
USS 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.
AKO 'Go Mobile' to give users virtual desktop in backpack
By January, Soldiers on the go will be able to do just about anything they do now on their desktop computer if they're issued portable equipment attached to a cell phone.
Navy Birthday Message
U.S. Navy birthday message from M.G. Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
LandWarNet takes joint-service approach
Leadership from across the services Wednesday discussed the importance of making the Army's LandWarNet part of a joint enterprise.
Unmanned 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.
Airmen commemorate 50 years of nation's preeminent ICBM fleet
Members from across the ICBM community arrived here Oct. 7 for a three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ICBM.
Unique Army Reserve unit activates with state-of-the-art mission
"It's a whole different Army now. It's a different fight, and Information Operations paints the battlefield in what people believe, what they think,"
ACC 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.
Sheppard 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.
Commanders 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.
AFSPC, USSTRATCOM, 20th AF commanders to hold media opportunity at 50 years of ICBM commemoration
The commanders of Air Force Space Command, U.S. Strategic Command and 20th Air Force will hold a joint media opportunity Oct. 8 from 2 to 3 p.m. MDT during the 50th Anniversary of the ICBM commemoration here.
8th Air Force transfers nonbomber units, continues nuclear enterprise transformation
Officials from 8th Air Force here reached a milestone in nuclear enterprise transformation Oct. 1 with the transfer of nonbomber units to 9th Air Force and 12th Air Force.
Space 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.
USS 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.
CJCS: Happy Birthday, U.S. Air Force
Adm. Michael Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sends his wishes to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force:
Air Force commemorates 50 years of ICBM strategic deterrence
The Air Force will commemorate 50 years since the first Atlas D intercontinental ballistic missile went on alert with a symposium, commemoration dinner and dedication here, Oct. 7 to 9.
Strategic Space Symposium to Look at Space from a Warfighter's Perspective
The upcoming Strategic Space Symposium will include a luncheon featuring two high-ranking military leaders who will look at how space serves the needs of today's warfighters - one from above and one from on the ground.
Strategic 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.
JSpOC 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.
341st 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.
Air 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.
Air 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.
Four 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.
Cyber 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.
Strategic Space Symposium
Strategic Space Symposium Confirms Featured Speakers Advancing Space Capabilities and Strengthening Operations to Promote Global Security is Symposium Theme.
Space 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.
Kwajalein 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.
Air 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.
Air Force officials establish core team for Nuclear Surety Inspections
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Air Force Inspection Agency officials here recently created a new team to increase the standardization and consistency of Nuclear Surety Inspections across the Air Force.
Minot 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
JFCC 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.
General 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!
Two 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.
USSTRATCOM 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.
DOD'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?
Official Cites Value of Cyberspace to Warfighting Operations
“For the United States military, cyberspace is a warfighting domain and it is critical to our operations,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.
USSTRATCOM Commander Sees Challenges, Opportunities in Cyberspace
Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, welcomed nearly 1,500 participants to the inaugural Cyberspace Symposium here Tuesday, stressing the importance of the cyberspace domain and setting the pace for the two-day conference.
USSTRATCOM 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.
Out of the cold
‘Getting it right' drives Minot's quest to reclaim reputation on nuclear security
ISR 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.
Stratcom 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.
U.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.
Sunday Service brings past, present together to honor SAC
Members of U.S. Strategic Command, former members of deactivated Strategic Air Command and their families memorialized SAC warriors during the SAC Memorial Sunday Service here.
Warrens 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.
USSTRATCOM 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.
USSTRATCOM 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.
Change 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
DoD 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.
CNO 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.
Editorial: Maintain Nuclear Deterrence
Gen. Kehler editorial - I am responding to the article "Air Force fails new nuclear reviews"
The 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
Air 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
USSTRATCOM leaders illuminate enlisted role in command
While many New Year's resolutions include stopping a bad habit or losing weight, the leaders at U.S. Strategic Command resolve to gain more recognition for the USSTRATCOM enlisted forces.
Finalists 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
6 bases considered for Global Strike Command
The Air Force announced Wednesday the six bases where officials are considering stationing the permanent headquarters of Global Strike Command
McChord 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
Defense Department to Develop National Cyber Testbed
The Defense Department is developing a national "cyber range" to test cybersecurity technology and reduce the vulnerability of government computer systems to networks attacks.