June 1, 2023

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Engagements with Japanese Leaders in Tokyo

WASHINGTON -- Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with his Japanese counterpart, Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu, and held separate discussions with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa, and National Security Advisor

May 31, 2023

Huey support of USSTRATCOM during Global Thunder 23

In April 2023, U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois “Huey” crews from the 37th and 40th Helicopter Squadrons flew from F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, and Malmstrom AFB, Montana, respectively, to Offutt AFB, Nebraska, to support U.S. Strategic Command exercise Global Thunder 2023.

May 31, 2023

USSPACECOM Assumes Missile Defense Mission

The President of the United States approved and directed the implementation of the 2022 Unified Command Plan Apr. 25, 2023.

May 30, 2023

USSPACECOM hosts USSTRATCOM Deputy Commander

U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw, U.S. Space Command deputy commander speaks with U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Richard Correll, U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., May 30, 2023.

May 30, 2023

U.S. Air Force kicks off Radar Modernization for B-52 Stratofortress fleet

A B-52 from the 307th Bomb Wing arrived at a Boeing Co., facility in San Antonio, on May 25, to begin receiving the Active Electronically Scanned Array system, also known as AESA, as part of the Air Force’s B-52 Radar Modernization Program.

May 24, 2023

Bomber Task Force: Supersonic bombers return to Europe

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to RAF Fairford, May 23, for Bomber Task Force Europe 2023-3 to conduct a long-planned bomber rotation in support of U.S. European Command and NATO deterrence initiatives.Two of the Texas-based supersonic bombers from Dyess Air Force Base’s 7th Bomb Wing entered the theater today by first integrating with Allies

May 24, 2023

53rd Wing B-52 executes long-range mine test, advancing maritime capabilities in a contested environment

A B-52H Stratofortress attached to the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron validated the ability to deploy inert Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) QuickStrike Extended Range (QS-ER) mines from a standoff distance of more than 40 miles off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in early March, 2023.

May 23, 2023

Environmental analysis clears Sentinel missile infrastructure construction for takeoff

The construction phase of Sentinel, the Air Force’s multi-billion-dollar missile modernization effort, was cleared for takeoff May 19 as Robert Moriarty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, signed the project’s environmental record of decision.

May 22, 2023

ROK CWMD director discusses U.S.-ROK Extended Deterrence efforts during visit to USSTRATCOM

On May 17th, Maj Gen Park Hu Soung, the director of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff's Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) directorate, and Maj. Gen. Robert B. Sofge, Combined Forces Command Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Planning and Policy, met with U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).

May 18, 2023

U.S. Marines Resupply Ballistic Missile Submarine in Philippine Sea

U.S. Marines from 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, provided a vertical replenishment operation for a U.S. Navy ballistic missile submarine in the Philippine Sea, last week. Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, 1st MAW, carried mission-essential equipment to the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741) during its regularly scheduled patrol. Vertical replenishments enable naval vessels to quickly receive critical resources without disrupting maritime security operations while underway...