Strategic Command

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

Red Flag 21-1 kicks off at Nellis

— Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity from Jan. 25 through Feb. 12 as Nellis begins Red Flag 21-1, one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises... MORE

Bombers showcase airpower in the Middle East

— For the third time this year, U.S. Air Force B-52H “Stratofortress” aircrews assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., successfully completed a presence patrol in the Middle East today.This long-range, short-duration defensive mission was intended to demonstrate the U.S. military’s ability to deploy airpower anywhere in the... MORE

U.S. successfully conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test against an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Target

— The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, Nov. 16... MORE

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

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