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U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander; Gen. John Hyten, former USSTRACOM commander; Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and The Honorable David L. Norquist, Deputy Secretary of Defense, pose with and the Praznik-Lodge family prior to dedication of the USSTRATCOM Command and Control Facility (C2F) at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 18, 2019. The C2F was dedicated to the Praznik-Lodge family’s grandfather, Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, who commanded Strategic Air Command (precursor to USSTRATCOM) from 1948 – 1957 and established its headquarters at Offutt AFB. This central location became the nerve center of a world-wide bomber-missile force. The C2F is a weapons system and the heart of the nuclear command, control and communications enterprise and which replaces USSTRATCOM’s old headquarters building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. April Wickes)
190918-F-WA802-054.JPG Photo By: Master Sgt. April Wickes

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. - U.S. Navy Adm. Charles “Chas” A. Richard, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander; Gen. John Hyten, former USSTRACOM commander; Gen. Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and The Honorable David L. Norquist, Deputy Secretary of Defense, pose with and the Praznik-Lodge family prior to dedication of the USSTRATCOM Command and Control Facility (C2F) at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 18, 2019. The C2F was dedicated to the Praznik-Lodge family’s grandfather, Gen. Curtis E. LeMay, who commanded Strategic Air Command (precursor to USSTRATCOM) from 1948 – 1957 and established its headquarters at Offutt AFB. This central location became the nerve center of a world-wide bomber-missile force. The C2F is a weapons system and the heart of the nuclear command, control and communications enterprise and which replaces USSTRATCOM’s old headquarters building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. April Wickes)


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