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U.S. Navy Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks with 1st Lt. Melvin Fanoway assigned to Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, about the capabilities of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or (THAAD), during a visit to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 16, 2021. Richard is visiting to witness the defense capabilities and procedures within the Department of Defense on Guam.
During Adm. Richard's recent INDOPACOM trip, he met with Republic of Korea Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Minister of Defense and other ROK Commanders. Through the ironclad alliance with the ROK, the parties discussed ways to enhance the already strong deterrence posture and support ROK allies on the Korean Peninsula.
Adm. Richard meets with the ROK Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Minister of Defense, and other ROK Commanders. Through the ironclad alliance with the ROK, the parties discussed ways to enhance the already strong deterrence posture and support ROK allies on the Korean Peninsula.
While in Japan, Richard meets with the Japanese Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Japanese Joint Staff, Defense Minister, Foreign Minister and Secretary General. During these visits, he discussed with Japanese senior leaders regional situational awareness of threats and areas where the two nations can strengthen strategic deterrence.
This is Adm. Richard’s first visit to the region since becoming the USSTRATCOM commander. As USSTRATCOM continues to maintain the readiness and capabilities of the nuclear umbrella that provides extended deterrence, trips like this reaffirm America’s commitment to protect allies and uphold regional security.
Adm. Richard meets with ROK Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Minister of Defense, and other ROK Commanders. Through the ironclad alliance with the ROK, the parties discussed ways to enhance the already strong deterrence posture and support ROK allies on the Korean Peninsula.
Adm. Richard visits with Adm. John Aquilino, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander. The leaders discussed key security issues and areas of integration required to address cross-domain regional challenges and global threats.
Admiral Chas Richard, Commander, United States Strategic Command, shakes hands with Chief Warrant Officer Barron Brooks following a tour of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786). Richard visited commands on Guam to see how they fit into the USSTRATCOM mission of deterring strategic attack and employing forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies.
Admiral Chas Richard, Commander, United States Strategic Command, receives a brief in the control room of the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786). Richard visited commands on Guam to see how they fit into the USSTRATCOM mission of deterring strategic attack and employing forces, as directed, to guarantee the security of the nation and its allies.
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Nicholas Crisp)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Nicholas Crisp)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, prepares to land at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Nicholas Crisp)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, prepares to land at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Nicholas Crisp)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, prepares to land at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Nicholas Crisp)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P.  Ebensberger)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, arrives at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today's security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, parks at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today’s security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, parks at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today’s security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, parks at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today’s security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base North Dakota, lands at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 15, 2021. Bomber Task Force missions demonstrate the strategic credibility and tactical flexibility of U.S. forces in today’s security environment across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)