Strategic Command

USSTRATCOM commander travels to INDOPACOM, reaffirms commitment to extended deterrence, regional security

— Adm. Charles Richard, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander, toured the Indo-Pacific region and met senior government and military representatives from Japan and Republic of Korea, and visited U.S. service members in Hawaii and Guam, July 8 – 18, to discuss topics related to allies and partners and regional security... MORE

U.S. Strategic Command explores ways to increase JEMSO planning

— U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) sponsored a Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (JEMSO) table top exercise (TTX), in Suffolk, Virginia, June 29 through July 1. The TTX focused on furthering the integration of JEMSO into the war-gaming construct and its role in supporting Joint Task Force situational awareness, deception actions, and integrated multi-domain superiority against a near-peer threat in a 2030 scenario... MORE

FROM THE BEAUFORT SEA TO THE EASTERN ATLANTIC: NORAD EXERCISE AMALGAM DART PROVIDES VALUABLE TRAINING IN THE ARCTIC

— Exercise AMALGAM DART, which ran from June 10 to 18, 2021, was an air defence exercise that included participation from all three NORAD Regions, and featured a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and United States Air Force (USAF), along with support from the South Dakota and Colorado Air National Guards and South... MORE

NORAD CONDUCTS ARCTIC AIR DEFENCE EXERCISE AMALGAM DART

— North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will be conducting Exercise AMALGAM DART, an arctic air defence exercise, from June 10 to 18, 2021. The exercise will feature a variety of military aircraft from the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) operating out of Alaska U.S. and other northern locations including... MORE

Mission Defense Team Provides B-52 Stratofortress Cyber Defense

— The 2nd Communications Squadron’s Mission Defense Team is deployed for cyber system analysis as part of the Bomber Task Force, conducting operations out of Moron Air Base, Spain. Deploying with the BTF provides the MDT the ability to perform timely analysis of the B-52 Stratofortress’ cyber systems in search for security risks and data abnormalities during and after bomber missions... MORE

96th BS awarded the Omaha Trophy

— For their efforts in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission of global strategic deterrence, the 96th Bomb Squadron has been presented the Omaha Trophy by Adm. Charles Richard, USSTRATCOM commander, March 30, 2021. Awarded to units across the command who excel in their respective roles of strategic deterrence, the Omaha Trophy was presented to the 96th as USSTRATCOM’s 2020 premier strategic bomber squadron, the first bomb squadron to ever be presented the award... MORE

Second Summit Develops Joint All Domain C2 Implementation Plan

— The Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) summit was held at U.S. Strategic Command in Bellevue, Nebraska, and saw the gathering of leaders from multiple agencies, including DoD, NSA, NATO, and DHS to discuss and develop the new JADC2 Implementation Plan.JADC2 data summits are a key part of the JADC2 cross functional team’s campaign of... MORE

U.S. Air Force bombers conduct global BTF mission

— U.S. Air Force bombers, operating from the United States and forward-deployed bases, conducted a global Bomber Task Force mission today while integrating with allies and partners aircraft in Europe, the Indo-Pacific region, and North America. The BTF mission was conducted in multiple combatant command areas of responsibility. This mission... MORE

Selfless Service: Delivering 6,912 Bottles of Water to Locals in Texas during Winter Crisis

— Texas is coated in white snow, temperatures are way below the normal average, the roads are dangerous, and 4.5 million homes and businesses are experiencing a  power crisis. Roads cannot be cleared quickly, and with water facilities lacking power supply more than 12 million people are being issued boil water notices. Beyond this, 264,000 Texans... MORE

Selfless Service: Delivering 6,912 Bottles of Water to Locals in Texas dring Winter Crisis

— Texas is coated in white snow, temperatures are way below the normal average, the roads are dangerous, and 4.5 million homes and businesses are experiencing a  power crisis. Roads cannot be cleared quickly, and with water facilities lacking power supply more than 12 million people are being issued boil water notices. Beyond this, 264,000 Texans... MORE

USSTRATCOM & U.S. Naval War College Conducted DEGRE Series of Wargames

—     U.S. Strategic Command, in association with the U.S. Naval War College, conducted a Deterrence and Escalation Game and Review Exercise April 12 to 16 in Newport, RI. The DEGRE series of wargames examines the dynamics of strategic deterrence, assurance, and escalation management to inform Whole of Government, combatant commands and allies on... MORE

Bombers tactically integrate with Norwegian F-35s

— A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and a U.S. B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission off the coast of Iceland, March 19, 2021.The bombers integrated with four Norwegian F-35 Lightning aircraft that are currently fulfilling... MORE

B-1 and B-2 aircraft integrate in high north

— Two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and two U.S. B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission off the coast of Iceland, March 16, 2021.The bombers conducted long-range integration in the high north and refined the skills necessary... MORE

B-1 lands in Poland for the first time

— A U.S. B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew a Bomber Task Force mission to Powidz, Poland, March 12, 2021.The flight included the first ever hot-pit refuel of a bomber aircraft in Europe. “Hot pitting,” or refueling the aircraft while the engines are on and the crew remains in the cockpit, drastically reduces... MORE

U.S. Strategic Command conducts Exercise Global Lightning

— U.S. Strategic Command will commence Exercise Global Lightning 21 next week, an annual battle staff exercise designed to train Department of Defense forces and assess joint operational readiness across all USSTRATCOM mission areas.Exercise Global Lightning is an invaluable training opportunity that exercises all USSTRATCOM mission areas to enhance... MORE

Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

— A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 11:47 p.m. Pacific Time Feb. 23 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter... MORE

USSTRATCOM Commander Announces 2020 Omaha Trophy Winners

— In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) strategic deterrence mission, U.S. Navy Adm. Charles Richard, commander of USSTRATCOM, announced the winners of the 2020 Omaha Trophies Feb. 10, 2021.“Last year presented unique challenges. The men and women of USSTRATCOM demonstrated, flexibility, readiness, and success... MORE

U.S. B-1B Lancer debuts at Aero India 2021

— The government-sponsored Aero India 2021, Asia's largest trade show opened its doors at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru Feb. 3, ushering in foreign delegates and representatives from more than 60 countries and 500 defense industry companies... MORE

First-Ever Bomber Deployment to Occur in Norway

— U.S. bombers are set to deploy to Norway for the first time. In preparation for that deployment, U.S. Air Force personnel from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, arrived today at Orland Air Base, Norway. The Airmen are part of the advance team for scheduled missions that will execute in the coming weeks for a limited time. Training for the U.S. Air Force... MORE

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