Strategic Command

U.S. Strategic Command Kicks Off Exercise GLOBAL THUNDER

— Every year U.S. Strategic Command executes its annual nuclear command and control exercise Global Thunder, and this year, even with COVID 19, is no different.Global Thunder 21 will focus on realistic training activities against simulated targets to ensure and improve nuclear readiness and strategic deterrent capabilities.This exercise provides... MORE

U.S. B-52s Cross Atlantic for BTF Mission Supporting NATO

— Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers departed the United States Wednesday to participate in a NATO hosted exercise over the North Sea. The flight was a demonstration of U.S. support to NATO Allies and partners and continued validation of a shared commitment to global security and stability... MORE

Air Force Bombers Conduct Global BTF Mission

— Multiple U.S. Air Force bombers from Europe and the United States conducted an extensive Bomber Task Force mission Sept. 21, while integrating with NATO Allies and partners’ fighter jets. The mission flew over multiple geographic regions near the eastern-most portion of Europe and the western-most portion of the Pacific Ocean... MORE

USSTRATCOM Airman saves four people, awarded Airman's Medal for heroic actions

— Staff Sgt. Donald Thomas, was presented the Air Force’s Airman’s Medal by U.S. Navy Adm. Charles Richard, U.S. Strategic Command commander, during a ceremony here Aug. 21. The Airman’s Medal instituted on July 6, 1960, is awarded to service members who distinguish themselves by a heroic act, usually at the voluntary risk of their own life while not involving combat... MORE

625th STOS installs new virtual trainer

— The 625th STOS, an 8th Air Force unit located at Offutt AFB, received a new virtual trainer in June 2020. The trainer will allow Air Launch Control System (ALCS) operators to continue training and remain proficient in-house, following the loss of their legacy trainer during the flood at Offutt in March 2019... MORE

Chief sets bar, challenges troops to invest more time in JPME

— In the United States Air Force, there is almost no greater honor for an enlisted member than to obtain the rank of chief master sergeant and have the opportunity to give back to the force. Many chiefs strive to maintain mastery of all their jobs and proficiencies, take a proactive role within their organization, constantly pursue professional development, and above all, set the example for those around them... MORE

1980s: Hill AFB’s role as the Logistics System Program Manager for all Air Force ICBMs

— As Hill AFB entered its fifth decade in 1980, the Ogden Air Logistics Center remained the Logistics System Program Manager for the Air Force’s entire Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) deterrent force. The ICBM weapon systems then managed by the Ogden ALC included the LGM-25 Titan II, LGM-30 Minuteman II and III, LGM-118A Peacekeeper, and XMGX-134A Small ICBM. ... MORE