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New SECAF visits first base: F.E. Warren AFB

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks to defenders during her first stop on tour Oct. 27, 2019, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Barrett was able to speak to several groups of Airmen throughout the visit, gaining insight into the ICBM mission and the various roles needed to keep the mission operational.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks to defenders during her first stop on tour Oct. 27, 2019, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Barrett was able to speak to several groups of Airmen throughout the visit, gaining insight into the ICBM mission and the various roles needed to keep the mission operational. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike commander, sit at a mock launch control center, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. Barrett was briefed on the extent on F.E. Warren’s many missions including its extensive missile mission.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike commander, sit at a mock launch control center, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. Barrett was briefed on the extent on F.E. Warren’s many missions including its extensive missile mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley N. Sokolov)

U.S. Air Force Col. Peter Bonetti, 90th Missile Wing Commander, welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF.

U.S. Air Force Col. Peter Bonetti, 90th Missile Wing Commander, welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. James Fisher)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Senior Airman Zachary Twieg, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron technician, ride down into U-01 Launch Facility, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. The U-01 launch facility is a training facility used to instruct Airmen on how to do proper missile maintenance.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Senior Airman Zachary Twieg, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron technician, ride down into U-01 Launch Facility, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. The U-01 launch facility is a training facility used to instruct Airmen on how to do proper missile maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley N. Sokolov)

U.S. Air Force Lt Col. Justin McMillan, 90th Operations Group Deputy Commander, briefs a group during the Secretary of the Air Force visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Secretary Barbara Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF.

U.S. Air Force Lt Col. Justin McMillan, 90th Operations Group Deputy Commander, briefs a group during the Secretary of the Air Force visit to F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Secretary Barbara Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. James Fisher)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter, adjutant general, Wyoming National Guard, shakes hands with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett during a meet and greet at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Gregory Porter, adjutant general, Wyoming National Guard, shakes hands with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett during a meet and greet at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

The Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission.

The Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission.

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett arrives at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official stop since becoming the 25th Secretary of the Air Force. During her visit, Barrett toured F.E. Warren Air Force Base to emphasize the importance of the 90th Missile Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Moore, state command chief, Wyoming National Guard, greets Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF.

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Joshua Moore, state command chief, Wyoming National Guard, greets Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Senior Airman Zachary Twieg, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron technician, ride down into U-01 Launch Facility, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. The U-01 launch facility is a training facility used to instruct Airmen on how to do proper missile maintenance.
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Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Senior Airman Zachary Twieg, 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron technician, ride down into U-01 Launch Facility, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., on Oct. 27, 2019. The U-01 launch facility is a training facility used to instruct Airmen on how to do proper missile maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley N. Sokolov)

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF.
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Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon welcomes Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett at the 153d Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard Base, Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 27, 2019. This visit marks Barrett's first official visit since becoming the SECAF. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Alderman)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon at a meet-and-greet during her first stop on tour Oct. 27, 2019, at the Wyoming Air National Guard in Cheyenne, Wyo. Barrett shared her thanks to the Wyoming Governor, in appreciation towards the leadership and support shown to the military.
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Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks to Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon at a meet-and-greet during her first stop on tour Oct. 27, 2019, at the Wyoming Air National Guard in Cheyenne, Wyo. Barrett shared her thanks to the Wyoming Governor, in appreciation towards the leadership and support shown to the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Abbigayle Williams)

F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. --

The 25th Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett made her first official trip and visited F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Oct. 27, 2019.

Barrett visited various facilities on base to gain a better understanding of the pivotal nuclear mission that defends the U.S. and allies.

During her visit, Barrett met with Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and thanked him for his leadership and continued support to the military.  

“First off, thank you for taking time out of elk season to welcome me here to Wyoming,” said Barrett. “The relationship between the community and the military throughout the state is impressive.”

She also spoke with 90th MW Airmen while visiting the missile training facility U-01 and the missile procedure trainer. 

“I saw the precision and care of day-to-day operations across the wing,” said Barrett. “Everyone takes pride in operating, maintaining and supporting the nuclear enterprise in a safe, secure and effective manner.” 

During a tour of U-01, Barrett descended into the missile silo, gathering perspective into the missile maintainer’s job, the vastness of the ICBM and the equipment used to keep the mission operational. 

Ensuring the ICBM mission is continuously operational to act at a moment’s notice is vital to the safety of this nation. 

“America can sleep easy with the Mighty Ninety on watch,” said Barrett.