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Aug. 22, 2023

JCO hosts USSTRATCOM Commander

U.S. Air Force Gen. Anthony Cotton, United States Strategic Command commander, met with U.S. Army Elizabeth Helland, Joint Task Force-Space Defense deputy commander, U.S. Space Force Capt. Carl Poole, JTF-SD Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) site lead, and U.S. Air Force Capt. Rishi Patel, Air Force Research Lab’s DRAGON Army program manager, at the JCO personnel at the facility in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 27, 2023. The JCO is an extension of the National Space Defense Center operations floor, and it leverages best-of-breed commercial providers to deliver diverse, timely Space Domain Awareness (SDA) in direct support of the NSDC’s core protect and defend mission. (U.S Space Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

Aug. 21, 2023

Pathfinder operations enable Bomber Task Force 23-4

U.S. Air Force Airmen deployed to Iceland on Aug. 13 to support Bomber Task Force 23-4, which is currently underway at Keflavik Air Base. Among the Airmen are several members of the 501st Combat Support Wing who are providing base operations support to enable missions for the aircrews and ground personnel of three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

Aug. 14, 2023

U.S. B-2 Spirit Bombers deploy to Keflavik Air Base for Bomber Task Force 23-4

Over 150 Airmen and 3 B-2 Spirit aircraft from Whiteman Air Force Base arrived Keflavik Air Base, Iceland August 13, 2023. Their purpose is to engage in Bomber Task Force missions, a vital component of U.S. European Command’s (USEUCOM) collaborative training efforts with Allies, partners, and U.S. joint forces.

Aug. 8, 2023

5AMXS competes in 2023 Global Strike Challenge

The 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed in the Global Strike Challenge here, Aug. 2-4. The Global Strike Challenge is an annual competition between units in Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, and the Air National Guard consisting of several events assessing innovative thinking, teamwork, and competencies central to the AFGSC mission.

Aug. 4, 2023

UH-1N Huey aircrew put water survival skills to test

Aircrew with the 40th Helicopter Squadron conducted underwater egress training to simulate a helicopter crash into water and practice safe egress in a disorienting situation.

Aug. 4, 2023

USSTRATCOM SEL visits Team Minot

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Howard L. Kreamer, U.S. Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leader, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, July 31 - Aug. 2, 2023.

Aug. 3, 2023

28th Bomb Wing Leads Red Flag-Nellis 23-3

Members of the 28th Bomb Wing braved the 120-degree heat here to lead the ‘Blue Force’ during Red Flag-Nellis 23-3, July 17 - Aug. 4, 2023.

Aug. 3, 2023

B-52 Operational Test and Weapons School form “Super Squadron”

In an effort to expand operational test and accelerate capability to the warfighter, the 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron and 340th Weapons Squadron have come together to form an integrated team focused on testing and developing tactics for un-fielded B-52 Stratofortress systems.

July 27, 2023

Raider Maintainers Generate Red Flag Airpower

Wrenches turning, engines running and scattered voices fill the air on the flightline. Constant movement and an effort-by-all ensure the B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, are mission-ready at Red Flag-Nellis 23-3.

July 27, 2023

U.S. Strategic Command Announces 2023 Gen. Larry D. Welch Deterrence Writing Award Winners

U.S. Strategic Command announced the 2023 Gen. Larry D. Welch Writing Awards winners today, highlighting exceptional research and analysis in deterrence. United States Strategic Command sponsors the competition, named after former Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force Gen. Larry D. Welch, which recognizes a senior and junior researcher whose paper demonstrates outstanding understanding and innovative ideas on deterrence.