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  • Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub ‘STRIKEWERX’ now open for business

    Air Force Global Strike Command launched STRIKEWERX May 28, a new national innovation hub serving as the command’s store front for connecting with industry and academia, finding solutions to the command’s challenges and coming up with innovative ideas to shape the future.Originally planned to be an in-person grand opening earlier in the year, the
  • Minuteman III test launch on schedule, mission ready amid pandemic

    There is no question about it - the intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) mission is a unique portion of the Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) nuclear enterprise. Even as the nation is battling the COVID-19 pandemic, the nuclear mission requires a 24/7/365 work force that is always ready and reliable.Operational tests of unarmed Minuteman
  • Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing LaunchWERX took this challenge head-on. They created a virtual care system to provide medical care to Airmen in the field. The idea sets up a video conference systems for doctors to interact with their patients. The wing is setting up rooms at each MAF with soundproofing materials, using a noise cancellation device and headsets to ensure the virtual appointment is private. This helps the 90th Medical Group achieve their priority, to provide trusted care anytime, anywhere.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command year in review: 2019

    Whether it was 24/7 ICBM alert operations ensuring the cornerstone of national security, Bomber Task Force deployments showcasing long-range strike capabilities, strong community support or the efforts of Airmen around the command, 2019 was a year filled with innovation, firsts, new records and milestones achieved for Air Force Global Strike
  • AFGSC establishes new detachment for MH-139 testing

    Air Force Global Strike Command will stand up Detachment 7 later this month at Duke Field, Florida, to support testing and evaluation of the command’s new MH-139A helicopter. The MH-139A is the first service-unique helicopter acquired by the Air Force and the first aircraft ever acquired by AFGSC. It will replace the Vietnam-era UH-1N “Hueys” which
  • AFGSC Command Chief shares own resiliency story

    Now Chief Master Sgt. Hoffman, newly-assigned Command Chief of Air Force Global Strike Command, recounted his personal struggle during his visit to Minot Air Force Base, July 23-26, 2019, and highlighted the importance of asking for help.
  • Passing the guidon: Gen Ray takes command of AFGSC

    Gen. Timothy Ray took command of Air Force Global Strike Command from Gen. Robin Rand, outgoing AFGSC commander, during a ceremony here, Aug. 21. He is the newest leader of the U.S. Air Force’s portion of the nuclear enterprise, which maintains the nation's only force of Minuteman III ICBMs and strategic bombers.
  • BLUE: Testing the Minuteman

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force's flagship television program, BLUE.Nuclear deterrence has been a mainstay in keeping America safe from nuclear threats for decades. One group of Airmen carry the awesome responsibility of ensuring the country's Intercontinental Ballistic Missile fleet
  • Nuclear modernization critical to nation’s defense

    Senior leaders emphasized the need for modernization in the nuclear force at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
  • F.E. Warren AFB tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenberg

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a single test reentry vehicle Aug. 2, 2017 at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg AFB, California.
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