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Jan. 26, 2023
AFNWC breaks ground on innovative software center for next-gen ICBM
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. —
The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 19, 2023, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to mark the start of construction for a new software facility.
Combined Task Force 152 Conducts Exercise in Arabian Gulf with Unmanned Vessel
MANAMA, Bahrain —
A Bahrain-led multinational task force from Combined Maritime Forces practiced vessel boarding procedures during exercise Falcon Warrior, Jan. 24-25, while operating with an unmanned system in the Arabian Gulf.
Jan. 25, 2023
B-1 baby on board
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas —
As Maj. Lauren Olme, 77th Weapons Squadron assistant director of operations, fires up the engines of a B-1 Lancer on Dyess Air Force Base, she is living out her lifelong dream of being a pilot. In addition to that dream, she achieved a new feat that will impact future generations of servicewomen: Flying while pregnant.Lauren garnered her passion
Jan. 23, 2023
Exercise Obangame Express 2023 kicks off in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria —
Obangame Express (OE23), the largest multinational maritime exercise in Western and Central Africa, kicked off its 12th year with 33 participating nations, Jan. 23, 2023.
Jan. 18, 2023
Father – Daughter duo makes history
PINE BLUFFS, Wyo. —
On Jan. 6, 2023, Lt. Col. Raymundo Vann Jr., and his daughter Capt. Gabriella Graham, stepped into the launch control capsule at Echo-01 missile alert facility and assumed the alert together.
Jan. 17, 2023
Kicking off 2023 with Barksdale’s big bomb-loading battle
BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE L.A, -- —
Load crews compete by loading munitions onto their respective aircraft while being judged on speed, safety and accuracy.
Jan. 1, 2023
Cohesion at sea: Maritime deterrence and defense throughout 2022
Naples, Italy —
In the Baltic Sea, Estonian troops and U.S. Marines rehearse amphibious assault drills, storming the beach and quickly seizing objectives in concert as the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) patrols the horizon.
Dec. 26, 2022
President signs National Defense Authorization Act into law
President Joe Biden has signed the Fiscal 2023 National Defense Authorization Act into law, allotting $816.7 billion to the Defense Department.
Dec. 9, 2022
New commander- same mission as U.S. Strategic Command conducts change of command
Offutt AFB —
U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony J. Cotton relieved U.S. Navy Adm. Charles "Chas" A. Richard as commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) during a ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base.
Dec. 8, 2022
Bussiere assumes command of Air Force Global Strike Command
Barksdale Air Force Base —
Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony Dec. 7, becoming the newest leader of the organization responsible for the nation's only intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic bomber forces.