STRATCOM event raises children's holiday spirits
Christmas came a little early for the children of U.S. Strategic Command personnel as a celebration filled with crafts, music and even a visit from Santa brought some holiday cheer Dec. 11
USASMDC/ARSTRAT Change of Command Ceremony
Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, during a ceremony conducted Dec.15. General Formica recently served as a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff, United States Army, at the Pentagon. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Army Vice Chief of Staff, hosted the ceremony.
Cybersecurity Must Balance 'Need to Know' and 'Need to Share'
Commanders in the field understand the advantage that comes from sharing intelligence and information and they do not want to give up that capability, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber and space policy said in an interview.
24th AF becomes AFCYBER
Twenty-Fourth Air Force changed from Air Forces Strategic to Air Forces Cyber today, thus moving to a nomenclature which better reflects the mission the Numbered Air Force performs for the Air Force and the Department of Defense
@ Brookings Podcast: The Importance of the New START Treat
Steven Pifer, senior fellow and director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative, outlines the global importance of the treaty and explains its provisions.
STRATCOM commander: "No higher calling" than nuclear mission
The commander of U.S. Strategic Command visited all five Air Force Global Strike Command bases in two days, telling Airmen "there is no higher calling" than the nuclear deterrence mission.
JFCC Space, 14th Air Force Commander Discusses Future at U.S. Strategic Command Space Symposium
Lt. Gen. Larry James, the commander of Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC Space) and 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), discussed the future of his command during a keynote address Nov. 2 at the U.S. Strategic Command Space Symposium in Omaha, Neb.
USS Henry M. Jackson Completes 75th Deterrent Patrol
USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) became the first Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine to complete 75 Trident strategic deterrent patrols when its Gold Crew returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on Nov. 4
STRATCOM nominee cites multiple security challenges
The United States is confronting security threats that are complex, unremitting and compelling, Gen. C. Robert Kehler told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing Nov. 18
Navy Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of First SSBN Deterrent Patrol
When the ballistic missile submarine USS George Washington (SSBN 598) departed Charleston, S.C., 50 years ago, it marked the beginning of a new era in strategic deterrence.
Chilton named as Command's 1st Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield inductee
Gen. Kevin P. Chilton learned today he has been selected to be the Command's first inductee of the Strategic Order of the Sword and Shield.
VADM Haney arrives at U.S. Strategic Command as new deputy commander
Navy Vice Adm. Cecil D. Haney assumes the position of Deputy Commander, U.S. Strategic Command.
Deputy Commander U.S. Strategic Command Retires after 35 years in the Navy
U.S. Strategic Command honored retiring deputy commander Vice Adm. Van Mauney and his 35 years of service.
Cyber Command Achieves Full Operational Capability
Department of Defense announced today that U.S. Cyber Command has achieved full operational capability (FOC).
General Kevin P. Chilton addresses 2010 Space Symposium
U.S. Strategic Command's 2010 Space Symposium began Tuesday at the Qwest Center in downtown Omaha.
Cybersecurity: Every user can be a first line of defense online
October is National Cyber Awareness Month. Cyberspace is an important domain and is vital to our way of life.
U.S. Army Cyber Command Assumption of Command Announced
The Department of the Army announced today that Maj. Gen. Rhett A. Hernandez assumed command of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) during a ceremony held at Fort Belvoir, Va.
24th Air Force achieves Full Operational Capability
Today Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of Air Force Space Command, declared Full Operational Capability (FOC) for 24th Air Force, headquartered at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
USS Kentucky Awarded Omaha Trophy
The blue and gold crews of USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) were presented the Omaha Trophy during a ceremony on Delta Pier at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., Sept
Chairmans Corner: Let the Warrior Games Begin!
Yesterday, I was delighted to be able to announce the dates for the Second Annual Warrior Games, to be held in Colorado Springs May 16-21, 2011.
STRATCOM commander addresses nuclear challenges
The commander of the U.S. Strategic Command addressed nuclear deterrence challenges at the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition 2010 here Sept. 13.
Chairmans Corner: Calling All Stop-lossed Servicemembers
Time is running out for those who qualify to receive their Stop Loss Special Pay. The deadline to claim it is Oct. 21st, but less than half of the more than 145,000 people eligible have submitted claims.
New ISR group supports cyber operations
The 659th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group was activated Sept. 8 during a ceremony here.
Cyber Task Force Passes Mission to Cyber Command
After spending the better part of the past decade defending the Defense Departments computer networks, the Joint Task Force Global Network Operations command cased its colors.
Langevin and Turner Thank General Kevin P. Chilton for his Lifetime of Public Service and Leadership
Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chairman Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Ranking Member Michael Turner (R-Ohio) released the following statement regarding yesterday's announcement.
STRATCOM change in leadership announced
The Air Force today announced the retirement of Gen Kevin P. Chilton, Commander of United States Strategic Command, headquartered here.
Arms treaty supporters push for OK
Gen. Kevin Chilton said he knows some question whether the nuclear arms reduction treaty signed by President Barack Obama provides adequate ability to ensure Russian compliance.
Debating Space Deterrence
Lessons from the Schriever X space wargame, which took place at Nellis AFB in May, are driving some hard thinking among deterrence strategists.
My support of the new START (Sen. Ben Nelson)
Nebraska's Senator Ben Nelson addressed the U.S. Strategic Command 2010 Deterrence Symposium at the Qwest Center in Omaha.
Malmstrom Wins Third Omaha Trophy
The men and women with the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base were honored for their performances in Strategic Command this morning. This is the third award in a row for Malmstrom.
Electronic Systems Center enhances Air Force network
The Cyber/Integration Division, formerly known as the 753rd Electronic Systems Group, has recently improved the way information flows to and from Air Force computers worldwide, saving approximately $24 million in the process.
Criminals Use Romance, Patriotism to Steal Money
Shelly is a smart, successful business owner, but a brief liaison with a man claiming to be a servicemember nearly cost her everything.
Cyber Command Synchronizes Services' Efforts
Leaders of the new U.S. Cyber Command have a long to-do list in creating central oversight for the military's computer networks, including synchronizing what the services already have in place.
Cyber Solutions Depend on Partnerships, Official Says
Defense Department officials are reaching throughout government and the private sector to lay the framework for long-term solutions in computer network security, the department's head of cyber policy said today.
Federal Times clarification - USB policy
In response to a recent article, "Lifting social media, USB ban means implementing safety strategy" published on Federal Times dated June 27, 2010, we would like to correct the record.
USSTRATCOM Accepts Command and Control of Third WGS Satellite
The U.S. Air Force announced today that U.S. Strategic Command operationally accepted command and control of its third Wideband Global SATCOM satellite, WGS-3.
USSTRATCOM unit tracks Hayabusa capsule, furthers international SSA sharing
The Joint Functional Component Command Space (JFCC Space) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a component of United States Strategic Command, collaborated with Air Force Space Command personnel to provide Space Surveillance Network (SSN) support while tracking a Sample Return Capsule (SRC) from the Japanese Hayabusa spacecraft during its successful re-entry in the Australian Woomera Prohibited Area June 13.
Chairman's Corner: Happy Birthday Army!
One of the great privileges of this job is visiting our men and women in uniform, including our Soldiers, who serve around the world.
Tactical Satellite-3 completes groundbreaking experimental mission
Tactical Satellite-3 will transition from an experimental demonstration to an operational asset when spacecraft control authority officially transfers on June 12 from the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate here to Air Force Space Command at Peterson AFB, Colo.
New Cyber Chief: Cyberspace Must Become a National Security Priority
The director the U.S. Cyber Command recently spoke about the role of the new agency, as he became the first CYBERCOM commander during a small ceremony at Fort Meade, Md. On May 21, 2010.
Solemn gathering honors ultimate sacrifice
A small group of patriots gathered at the base cemetery May 31 for Offutt's annual Memorial Day commemoration to honor those who have died while serving in our nation's military.
Four Units Win Prestigious USSTRATCOM Award
Gen. Kevin P. Chilton recently announced the four 2009 Omaha Trophy winners, an honor awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM mission areas.
Cyberspace Symposium Keynote Address Transcript
Transcript for Gen Kevin P. Chilton's keynote address for the 2010 USSTRATCOM Cyberspace Symposium.
Gates establishes U.S. Cyber Command and names first commander
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced May 21 Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander's appointment as the first commander of U.S. Cyber Command, officially establishing the Initial Operating Capability for the new command.
Army Forces Cyber Command Headquarters Standup Plan Announced
The Army announced today that it intends to establish a new Army Forces Cyber Command (ARFORCYBER) Headquarters within the National Capital Region, no later than October 2010.
The Case for the New START Treaty
The treaty has the unanimous support of America's military leadership.
Officials Warn of Phishing Scams Targeting Troops
U.S. Strategic Command officials are urging renewed vigilance against Internet-based identity theft after detecting a widespread phishing expedition against servicemembers.
STRATCOM commander tells Minot Airmen they are valued, valuable
The commander of United States Strategic Command visited one of the key bases under his wartime command April 20 to tell Airmen at Minot Air Force Base their service to country, their professionalism and their dedication to the nuclear profession are not only noticed, but needed.
Cyber Command nominee urges government, private sector cooperation
Officials in the new U.S. Cyber Command need to strike a balance between protecting military assets and personal privacy, the presidential nominee to lead the command told a Senate committee April 16.
Vice Chairman Expresses Comfort With Nuke Production Freeze
The nation's second-ranking military officer said today that he's comfortable with a new U.S. policy that halts future production of nuclear weapons.
Security worries lead to BlackBerry limits
The Air Force's nearly 50,000 BlackBerrys are not quite so handy anymore. Starting this month, airmen can no longer use the mobile devices to send text messages with photos or videos attached, or download new applications.
Pacific AF bases test new open access to social media
Five U.S. Air Force bases in the Pacific are the latest to allow servicemembers to friend, tweet and instant message from their desks at work.
U.S. Air Force begins opening network to Social Media Sites
The Air Force began its plan to open access to Internet-based social-networking sites on the Air Force Network today.
CSAF: Air Force Global Strike Command mission requires constant vigilance
The Air Force chief of staff opened the first-ever Air Force Global Strike Command commande' conference Mar. 24.
U.S. Cyber Command preparations under way, general says
Preparations for the formal establishment of U.S. Cyber Command are under way, a senior military officer reported to Congress March 16, here.
USSTRATCOM Cyberspace Symposium
U.S. Strategic Command will host the second USSTRATCOM Cyberspace Symposium May 26-27, 2010 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.
Global Positioning System Continues Improvement Initiative
Building on the January 2010 upgrade to the GPS ground control segment, Air Force Space Command will be installing another software release primarily designed to support the pending mid-2010 launch of the first GPS IIF space vehicle.
Former Shuttle Pilot Talks About Missions He's Charged With
KETV NewsWatch 7's Rob McCartney had the opportunity to sit down with a one-on-one interview with Gen Chilton recently.
Spear phishers target military members at home, work
Information warfare was around long before the computer. Even in the days of homing pigeons, adversaries would attempt to intercept each other's messages to gain an advantage.
Navy Twitter Account Finalist in Shorty Awards
The Navy's official Twitter account, @NavyNews, has been named one of six finalists in the "2010 Shorty Awards" among more than 250 nominations in the government category.
USSTRATCOM comments on space debris article
Response to a suggestion made in Mr. Williams' story regarding achieving
"parity" as reason for intercepting USA193 in 2008.
Navy Stands Up Fleet Cyber Command, Reestablishes U.S. 10th Fleet
The chief of naval operations (CNO) officially established U.S. Fleet Cyber Command (FCC) and recommissioned U.S. 10th Fleet during a ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Jan. 29.
Military families gain access to free, online tutoring
The Defense Department has launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families.
E-4 commemorates 35 years on alert
To say there have been a lot of changes in the past 35 years would be a bit of an understatement.
USSTRATCOM NCO Tackles Challenges on Rugby Pitch
When Staff Sgt. Eric Walton was five years old, he joined his first football team because, as he put it, he loved tackling and wasn't afraid of getting hurt.
STRATCOM/AFSPC to improve global GPS coverage
The United States Strategic Command and Air Force Space Command have initiated an effort that will improve global coverage for users of the Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation.
Commercial & Foreign Entities Pilot Program Transitions to U.S. Strategic Command
U.S. Strategic Command announced today that it has assumed responsibility for sharing space situational awareness and analysis with satellite owner/operators.