Aug. 19, 2022

B-2 Spirits fly in support of RED FLAG-Alaska 22-3

Airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings headed north with the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber for training with Red Flag-Alaska 22-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 28-Aug. 12, 2022. “This training provides an opportunity for the 509th and 131st to ensure the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, while integrating with regional partners, their assets, and all of the capabilities they bring to the fight,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Matthew Howard, 110th Bomb Squadron commander. Like other large force exercises, RF-Alaska is heavily focused on near peer competition.

Aug. 19, 2022

USSTRATCOM Commander Visits Minot Air Force Base

Minot Air Force Base, N.D. – Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 17-18, 2022. During his visit, Adm. Richard met with Minot AFB leaders to discuss the Team Minot mission amongst both wings. Additionally, he addressed members of Team Minot during an all call where he discussed and stressed the importance of the nuclear triad.

Aug. 18, 2022

U.S Air Force B-52s Arrive in Europe Strengthening Links with NATO Allies and Partners

U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to train with U.S. Allies and partners on August 18, 2022.

Aug. 15, 2022

Unarmed Minuteman III test launch to showcase readiness of U.S. nuclear force's safe, effective deterrent

A scheduled, operational test launch of an Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile is planned for Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 12:01 a.m. to 6:01 a.m. Pacific Time from north Vandenberg. This test is routine and was scheduled years in advance. Consistent with previous test launches, this ICBM test launch will validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system.

Aug. 14, 2022

USS Ronald Reagan Maintains ‘Peace through Strength’

PHILIPPINE SEA - Sailors aboard the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) maintain the ship’s warfighting readiness and the lethality of its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, while operating in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 13.

Aug. 11, 2022

SBIRS GEO-6 Launch Closes Out Two Decades of Progress in Missile Warning, Tracking and Detection; Next-Gen OPIR to Take the Helm

When the last of Space Systems Command’s (SSC) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellites was launched from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Aug. 4, Lauro “Larry” Dungca and his wife were there, watching his first – and last - SBIRS launch.

Aug. 8, 2022

E-4B NAOC team celebrates 60th anniversary with gala

The NAOC 60th anniversary is celebrated with a 750-person gala in Omaha, Aug. 6, 2022.

Aug. 5, 2022

RIMPAC 2022 Concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4 following more than a month of realistic, relevant combined operations training conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.

Aug. 5, 2022

509th Operations Support Squadron wins Omaha Trophy

Air Force Lt. Gen. Thomas Bussiere presented the Omaha Trophy to the 509th Operations Support Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base on August 4, 2022. The Omaha Trophy was created at the tail end of the Vietnam War in 1971 as a single award to recognize the best wing of the Strategic Air Command. It was originally given by the Strategic Air Command Consultation Committee, a group of civic leaders that advised the SAC.

July 29, 2022

U.S. Strategic Command hosts 13th annual Deterrence Symposium

U.S. Strategic Command's 13th annual Deterrence Symposium brought together nearly 600 academic, government, and military deterrence experts July 27-28 to explore the 2022 theme of Evolving Deterrence: Adapting to the Dynamic Global Threat Environment.Returning to an in-person format after two years of virtual events, the Deterrence Symposium