Sailor shares recipe for success with high school students
Students at Bellevue West High School's culinary class received some food for thought after a Sailor shared his success story as a servicemember and personal chef to one of U.S. Strategic Command's top leaders Dec. 12.
Airman 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.
Volunteerism 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.
Cyber, space symposium academic sessions engage younger generations
The 2011 U.S. Strategic Command Cyber and Space Symposium welcomed approximately 150 students and teachers from Nebraska and Iowa area high schools who participated in cyber and space related academic sessions Nov. 16 and 17.
Cyber 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.
Global 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.
USSTRATCOM inching closer to CFC goal as campaign nears end
Every year the Combined Federal Campaign provides government workers the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause of their choice, but for some it's a little more personal.
DOD, Industry Address 'Intense Challenge' of Cyber Security
Senior Defense Department officials and members of the information technology industry met to discuss how to better protect military and commercial cyberspace.
Defense 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.
ORS-1 named one of nation's top new technologies
Word is spreading throughout the intelligence community: Operationally Responsive Space-1 is a game changer.
Five 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 Administration's Administrator Award in October.
New directorate streamlines joint reserve corps
U.S. Strategic Command designated a new directorate dedicated to streamlining joint reserve forces to meet the command's mission needs.
STRATCOM 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.
General Dempsey Discusses the Military Retirement System
General Dempsey discusses the military retirement system
Mobile 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.
Air 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.
A Farewell Message From Admiral Mike Mullen
A Farewell Message From CJCS Admiral Mike Mullen.
Cyber 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 military's professional cyber corps
USSTRATCOM's JNWC Participates in USPACOM's Northern Edge 2011 Exercise
You're all alone, stranded in the Arctic tundra, cut off from the rest of your unit...you don't know if you can trust the navigation data coming from your Global Positioning System receiver...what do you do? Where would you begin to look for help?
Sailors 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 isn't always felt here in Omaha due to the relatively small number of Sailors assigned here.
STRATCOMs J9 interns seek solutions for information sharing
A team of seven college students chosen to participate in the Mission Analysis and Outreach Division's intern program presented their findings on ways to improve information sharing Aug. 18 in the U.S. Strategic Command theater.
STRATCOMs 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 you'll be greeted with a warm smile, a firm handshake and a highly motivated, no-nonsense attitude.
Command 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.
Air 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
Deterrence Symposium brings nuclear debate to the forefront
The 2011 U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium commenced Aug. 3 and 4 promoting thoughtful discussion and debate on "21st Century Deterrence Challenges," the theme of this year's forum.
Don'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.
Second SBIRS GEO Satellite Successfully Completes Final Segment of Baseline Integrated System Test
The U.S. Air Force's second Space Based Infrared Systems geosynchronous satellite successfully completed Baseline Integrated System Test recently at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Successful Global Positioning System IIF-2 Launch from Cape Canaveral AFS
The U.S. Air Force successfully launched GPS IIF-2 Space Vehicle Number (SVN) 63 carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium rocket at 2:41 a.m. EDT today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
45th Space Wing supports successful final shuttle launch
Members of the 45th Space Wing provided Eastern Range support for NASA's successful launch of the final flight of Space Shuttle Atlantis July 8and the final space shuttle flight in history.
JWAC 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 USJFCOM's disestablishment.
GPS 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.
Global Positioning System IIF-2 Satellite Scheduled to Launch July 15
The launch of a Delta IV Medium rocket carrying the GPS IIF-2 payload for the Air Force, previously scheduled for Thursday, is being postponed 24 hours to allow the GPS spacecraft team time to complete assessment and coordination of satellite readiness to launch.
Message to the DoD from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Message to the DoD from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Successful 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.
Satellite 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.
STRATCOM Deputy Commander tours Minot, presents Omaha Trophies
Thunderous cheers and applause from Minot's 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 Force's only nuclear capable dual-wing base with Omaha Trophies June 15.
Navy 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.
Chairman'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.
USSTRATCOM Airman Nominated for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year
Senior Master Sgt. David Newman, Knowledge Operations Management Flight superintendent, J3 Global Operations Directorate here, was recently nominated as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in the senior NCO category.
Offutt braces for flood with heavy preparations
As the water level rises in the Missouri River, Offutt officials are taking precautions to protect people, equipment and facilities.
General Wilson steps up to lead 'The Mighty Eighth'
Brig. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command's Eighth Air Force at historic Hoban Hall here June 3.
Eighth 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.
White House Launches U.S. International Cyber Strategy
White House officials yesterday launched a strategy that the administration says unifies U.S. engagement with international partners on a range of cyber issues for the first time
50th 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.
U.S. Military Launches New Missile Warning Satellite Into Space
A new U.S. military satellite launched into orbit Saturday (May 7) on a mission to enhance the country's missile defense and detection capabilities.
Malicious Software Features Usama bin Laden Links to Ensnare Unsuspecting Computer Users
The FBI today warns computer users to exercise caution when they receive e-mails that purport to show photos or videos of Usama bin Laden's recent death.
Why 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 Obama's nuclear security agenda
Dawn 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.
Four 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.
AFNIC engineers prepare Air Force for IPv6 transition
The Air Force is preparing to undergo a major transition of its non-secure internet protocol router network, or NIPRNet, and if it goes as planned, you'll never notice.
STRATCOM 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.
Fallen 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.
USSTRATCOM 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.
SBSS 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.
STRATCOM honors best in command
The United States Strategic Command honored its best during the 2010 Annual Awards Banquet held downtown March 4.
JFCC-Space commander highlights need for improved space situational awareness
Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, commander of U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Functional Component Command for Space, returned Feb. 1, from a two-day trip to Tel-Aviv, Israel, that included a keynote speech and meetings with Israeli military leaders.
Lynn 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.
Cold 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.
VA 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.
Chairman's Corner: National Military Strategy
Chairman's Corner talks about the 2011 National Military Strategy.
STRATCOM 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.
Kehler Succeeds Chilton as Strategic Command Chief
Air Force Gen. Kevin P. Chilton passed the flag of U.S. Strategic Command to Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler today, giving the nation's nuclear deterrent mission a new commander
Former astronaut takes Helm of 14th AF, JFCC-Space
The men and women of the 14th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Command for Space, or JFCC-Space, welcome a new commander
Navy 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.
U.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.
Commander, US Strategic Command Addresses Kings Bay Submariners
Commander, U.S. Strategic Command held an all hands call aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga., Jan. 19.
50th 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."
Gates: Chinese taking strategic dialogue proposal seriously
The Chinese are taking an American proposal to hold a strategic dialogue between the two countries seriously, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.
Air Force Space Command welcomes new commander
Air Force Space Command members welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony here Jan. 5
AFSPC change of command live broadcast
Air Force Space Command will hold a change of command ceremony Jan. 5.