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April 5, 2017

Space operations center gets new name, USSTRATCOM begins expanded multinational space effort

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) formalized the name change of its newest space operations center April 1.  The Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center will move forward as the National Space Defense Center (NSDC).   More than 18 months of exercises,

April 4, 2017

Strategic Deterrence More Than Nuclear, Stratcom Commander Says

WASHINGTON — Strategic deterrence has been the foundation of U.S. security for decades, and today’s nuclear force remains safe, secure, reliable and ready, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said on Capitol Hill this morning.But in the 21st century, strategic deterrence is more than nuclear, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten told the Senate Armed

March 31, 2017

USSTRATCOM Commander Makes Case for Modernizing Nuclear Triad

ROSSLYN, Va. — Nuclear capabilities are the bedrock of American defense and will remain so, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said at the Military Reporters and Editors annual meeting here today. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten said the United States has about the right numbers of nuclear weapons, but they need to be modernized.Saluting

March 31, 2017

Enlisted Corps Spotlight for April

Rank/Name – SrA Charles McCormickDuty Title/Directorate – SJR-22 PACOM Branch Intelligence AnalystHometown – Kansas City, MissouriTime in Service – 4 years Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions?My job supports the USSTRATCOM mission by providing the most up to date intelligence information on adversary actions and activities to

March 29, 2017

Dr. Matthew Kroenig discusses nuclear strategy at USSTRATCOM

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. –  Dr. Matthew Kroenig, a Georgetown University professor, visited U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) headquarters March 29, 2017, to continue the mutually beneficial collaboration between USSTRATCOM and academic institutions like Georgetown University.Kroenig, associate professor in the Department of Government and

March 8, 2017

Selva: Nuclear Deterrent is the Joint Force Modernization Priority

The joint force puts the U.S. nuclear deterrent at the top of its list for modernization and recapitalization and these no longer can be deferred, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told House Armed Services Committee members this morning.Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva and Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command,

March 6, 2017

U.S. Strategic Command commander speaks at USTRANSCOM

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander, U.S. Strategic Command, spoke to members of U.S. Transportation Command and its component commands March 6 in the Seay Auditorium.Hyten was the sixth guest in USTRANSCOM's 30-4-30 Distinguished Speaker Series, an initiative to celebrate the command's 30th anniversary in October 2017. Air Force Gen. Darren W.

March 1, 2017

Enlisted Corps Spotlight for March

Rank/Name – Petty Officer First Class (YN1) Danny Garcia Duty Title/Directorate – NCO Joint Secretariat J010 Hometown – Salem, Oregon Time in Service – 7 Years   Q: How does your job support USSTRATCOM and our missions? As an NCO in the Joint Secretariat, I am in charge of processing and tracking documents for the commander, deputy commander and

Feb. 28, 2017

First Soldier to Serve as U.S. Strategic Command Operations Director Retires

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Heidi V. Brown, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) director of global operations, retired from active duty military service during a ceremony at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium, Feb. 24.Brown is the first female combatant command operations director, and the first soldier to serve in the position

Feb. 17, 2017

USSTRATCOM Commander Announces 2016 Omaha Trophy Winners

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. – In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) strategic deterrence, space and cyberspace missions, U.S. Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of USSTRATCOM, announced the winners of the 2016 Omaha Trophies at the command’s headquarters Feb. 16, 2017.  “These awards are a direct