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USSTRATCOM Celebrates 15 Years
Cutting the cake during the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Birthday Ball in Bellevue, Neb., Sept. 22, 2017 are, from left to right, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson; U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of USSTRATCOM; Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Mendoza, targeting analyst for Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike; and Chief Master Sgt. Patrick F. McMahon, USSTRATCOM senior enlisted leader. The current USSTRATCOM was established Oct. 1, 2002, when USSTRATCOM merged with U.S. Space Command, and also gained responsibility for missile defense and cyberspace operations. One of nine Department of Defense unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence, space operations, cyberspace operations, joint electronic warfare, global strike, missile defense and intelligence.

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Photo by: Steve Cunningham |  VIRIN: 170922-F-SM465-403.JPG