12/7/2011Airman brings space to ground forces
Satellite communications and Global Positioning Systems are common battlefield tools for U.S. and coalition forces in today's overseas contingency operations.
11/29/2011Volunteerism benefits community, builds camaraderie
Some servicemembers work hard building structures with loud rattling power tools, others deliver home-cooked meals to elderly strangers who could use a helping hand, while others choose to mentor impressionable youth who need strong role models to look up to.
11/21/2011Cyber and Space Symposium explores challenges, opportunities
The 2011 U.S. Strategic Command Cyber and Space Symposium kicked off Nov. 15 at the CenturyLink Center in downtown Omaha with discussions highlighting the evolving nature of cyber and space capabilities and the rippling effects of their technological advancement through military, industrial and domestic applications.
11/10/2011Global Strike Challenge ends with score-posting
Air Force Global Strike Command's Global Strike Challenge competition culminated with traditional score posting and trophy presentations over two nights at Hoban Hall here, Nov. 8 and 9.
11/3/2011Defense Officials Urge Nuclear Deterrent Funding
The nation's security strategy is built on nuclear deterrence, and the systems and workforce that support nuclear capabilities must be sustained, senior Defense Department officials told Congress yesterday.
11/1/2011Five members of USSTRATCOM receive prestigious NOAA award
Five members of United States Strategic Command and its Joint Functional Component Command for Space were a part of a ground-breaking team awarded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís Administrator Award in October.
10/19/2011STRATCOM Chief Discusses U.S. Nuclear Triad
While 10 years of war have focused the military on conventional weapons, the nation's nuclear force is in need of attention, a senior officer told defense reporters yesterday.
10/11/2011Mobile Technology in DoD
The DoD is adopting the use of commercial mobile technology. Dr. Robert Young, Cyber Security and IT Specialist for the Defense Information Assurance Program, talks about the changes these devices are making in the DoD.
10/5/2011Air Force GPS program receives international award
The Air Force Global Positioning System program was recognized Oct. 4 by officials at the International Astronautical Federation with a special award during the 62nd International Astronautical Congress in Cape Town, South Africa.
9/27/2011Cyber Command Builds 'Cyber Warrior' Capabilities
Recognizing there's no cookie-cutter formula for a "cyber warrior," the outgoing chief of staff at U.S. Cyber Command said the strong, diverse capabilities already in place will provide the foundation for the militaryís professional cyber corps
9/13/2011Sailors celebrate, educate with Omaha Navy Week
Sailors assigned to U.S. Strategic Command ensure mission success through crucial day-to-day operations, yet despite their critical role, the Navy's presence isnít always felt here in Omaha due to the relatively small number of Sailors assigned here.
8/24/2011STRATCOMs J9 interns seek solutions for information sharing
A team of seven college students chosen to participate in the Mission Analysis and Outreach Divisionís intern program presented their findings on ways to improve information sharing Aug. 18 in the U.S. Strategic Command theater.
8/22/2011STRATCOMs new senior enlisted leader hits ground running
When meeting Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Alston, U.S. Strategic Command's new senior enlisted leader for the first time youíll be greeted with a warm smile, a firm handshake and a highly motivated, no-nonsense attitude.
8/18/2011Command Chief reflects on lifetime of service
When Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Narofsky was an Air Force trainee in basic training in 1983, he found a page in his study guide that showed the estimated timeline for making each rank and wrote the number 15 next to chief.
8/9/2011Air Force Prepares to Launch DARPA Hypersonic Vehicle
The second flight of the
Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, developed by the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency, is scheduled to launch Wednesday at 7 a.m. PDT from Space
Launch Complex 8 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., aboard a Minotaur IV
8/3/2011Don't Let Cuts Hurt Acquisition
The Defense Department needs new weapons like the Conventional Prompt Global Strike (CPGS) capability despite the tight fiscal environment, a top military official said.
7/8/2011JWAC transitions to USSTRATCOM
The Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) transitioned from U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) to U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) today as part of USJFCOMís disestablishment.
7/6/2011GPS Satellite Achieves 20 Years On-orbit
GPS Block IIA-11 (SVN-24), built by Boeing (formerly Rockwell Corporation), was launched on July 4, 1991 and set healthy to navigation and timing users on Aug. 31, 1991.
6/30/2011Successful Launch of ORS-1 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility
The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the first Operationally Responsive Space prototype satellite aboard a Minotaur I launch vehicle at 11:09 p.m. EDT yesterday from Pad 0B at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. ORS-1 deployed 12 minutes after launch.
6/25/2011Satellite to boost StratCom mission
The U.S. Strategic Command relishes one of its most critical jobs: recognizing the emerging tactical needs of fighters on the battlefield and advocating for solutions.
6/17/2011STRATCOM Deputy Commander tours Minot, presents Omaha Trophies
Thunderous cheers and applause from Minotís Airmen reverberated with pride inside the Dock 1 hangar as Vice Adm. Cecil Haney, U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander, and Mark Theisen, Strategic Command Consultation Committee member, awarded the Air Forceís only nuclear capable dual-wing base with Omaha Trophies June 15.
6/15/2011Navy Admiral Challenges Cadets to Reach for the Stars
Junior ROTC cadets, faculty, and staff from two publicly funded military high schools, along with a group of influential civic leaders, were provided an opportunity to engage with a three-star Navy Admiral from Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. here on June 13.
6/14/2011Chairman's Corner: Happy Birthday Army!
Days like today remind us of the central and essential role of the United States Army throughout our Nation's history. I believe that in many ways, the story of the Army is the story of America - from our founding through the Civil War, a tumultuous 20th century, right up to today.
5/31/2011Eighth Air Force Change of Command
Maj. Gen. Floyd Carpenter will relinquish command of Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic) and Joint Functional Component for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Neb., to Brig. Gen. Steve Wilson during a change-of-command ceremony June 3 at 10 a.m. at Hoban Hall on Barksdale Air Force Base.
5/16/201150th Space Wing earns Omaha Trophy
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, presented the 50th Space Wing with the Omaha Trophy for Global Operations in a ceremony.
4/28/2011Why the Nuclear Stockpile Needs Supercomputers
Through a scientific mixture of hardware, software, codes and data and using some of the worlds most advanced computer systems, the National Nuclear Security Administrations (NNSA) Stockpile Stewardship Program performs a critical role in implementing President Obamaís nuclear security agenda
4/20/2011Dawn of the Cyber Operator
The importance of information to decision makers at all levels is well known and well documented. Information, along with diplomacy, military strength and economics, is at the core of our national power.
4/18/2011Four Military Units Win Prestigious Omaha Trophy
Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command here, recently announced the 2010 Omaha Trophy winners, an honor awarded annually to military units demonstrating the highest performance standards in USSTRATCOM's mission areas.
3/30/2011STRATCOM familiar face heads toward new chapter in life
Behind the glass doors at U.S. Strategic Command's command section, the sound of ringing phones, the clanking of keyboard keys, and conversations amongst personnel resonate intermittently and at various degrees of urgency. For Carrie Hohler, making sense of this organized chaos is all in a day's work and she wouldn't have it any other way.
3/21/2011Fallen warrior still paving the way
In a ceremony here March 24 at 2 p.m., Offutt Airmen will rededicate a road to honor and remember Lt. Col. Mark E. Stratton, who was killed when a suicide car bomber detonated an improvised explosive device alongside a convoy north of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on May 26, 2009.
3/18/2011USSTRATCOM commander visits Warren
Gen C. Robert Kehler toured facilities at F. E. Warren on March 11 as part of a routine visit to the combatant command bases he oversees.
3/14/2011SBSS Satellite Reaches Critical Milestone
Recently, the Air Force transferred Satellite Control Authority of the SBSS Block 10 satellite to the 1st Space Operations Squadron, 50th Operations Group at Schriever AFB, Colo.
2/15/2011Lynn Urges Partnership Against Cyber Threat
Government and industry must work more closely together to counter the growing threat to the nation's cyber networks, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III told information technology professionals.
2/9/2011Cold Steel Challenge under way
With all the commitments people have such as appointments, school, work and being a parent, many may struggle to find motivation to exercise or eat right on a regular basis.
2/8/2011VA invites community to thank, visit Veterans
Citizens young and old are encouraged and invited to join the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System (NWIHCS) in honoring our veterans, and learning more about VA's volunteer program during the National Salute to Veteran Patients week, Feb. 13 to 19.
1/28/2011STRATCOM welcomes new commander
Gen. C. Robert "Bob" Kehler took the reins as the commander of U.S. Strategic Command during a change of command ceremony here today.
1/26/2011Navy MUSE team helps power USSTRATCOM
When a broken water main flooded the boiler room of the U.S. Strategic Command headquarters building here on Dec. 20, it caused quite a few electrical, cooling, heating and potable water issues for the 50-plus-year-old facility.
1/26/2011U.S. Strategic Command Change of Command
U.S. Strategic Command will welcome Gen. C. Robert "Bob" Kehler, USAF, as its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Offutt AFB, Jan. 28, 2011 at 10 a.m. (CST) located at the Allman Facility.
1/19/201150th Space Wing completes Phase 1 of E24
The 50th Space Wing is pleased to announce the completion of phase one of a two phase Global Positioning System constellation expansion known as "Expandable 24."