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  • 576th Flight Test Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet576th Flight Test SquadronMissionLocated at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, the 576th Flight Test Squadron is America's only dedicated ICBM test squadron professionally executing tests that accurately measure the current and future capability of the ICBM force.Mission DescriptionIn executing the Intercontinental
  • 625th Strategic Operations Squadron

    MissionExecute and support global strike through continuous, rapid, accurate and survivable nuclear operationsMission DescriptionThe 625th Strategic Operations Squadron (STOS) consists of five unique flights that serve critical roles in the squadron’s mission: Airborne Launch Control System (ALCS), ALCS Training and Evaluation Flight,
  • 595th Command and Control Group

    Mission Ensure U.S. strategic deterrence by providing aircrew, operators and maintenance personnel for nuclear command, control and communications (NC3) platforms enabling the National Command Authority survivable, real-time strategic assessment and global strike capabilities.VisionTo be the premier Nuclear Command, Control and Communications
  • Air Force Global Strike Command

    U.S. Air Force Fact SheetAIR FORCE GLOBAL STRIKE COMMANDAir Force Global Strike Command, activated Aug. 7, 2009, is a major command with its headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, in the Shreveport-Bossier City community. AFGSC is responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, the Air Force’s entire
  • Global Strike Challenge Trophies

    Missile Unit Category:Legacy TrophiesBlanchard TrophyAwarded since 1967, this rotational legacy trophy will be awarded to the best missile wing. The Blanchard Trophy is named in honor of General William H. Blanchard who served as Strategic Air Command’s Director of Operations in the early 1960s during the command’s operational development of the
  • Global Strike Challenge Heritage

    Global Strike Challenge recaptures a critical part of the Air Force’s nuclear heritage – competition. Since 2010, Global Strike Challenge pits the top security forces, bomber and missile maintenance, and bomber, missile and helicopter operations crews from Air Force Global Strike Command, as well as participants from Air Combat Command, the Reserve and Air National Guard, in head-to-head competition. The competition connects heritage and mission, while at the same time recognizing and celebrating the “best of the best” in weapons system and technical expertise.
  • Global Strike Challenge

    Global Strike Challenge is the world's premier bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, helicopter operations and security forces competition with units from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command and the Air National Guard.
  • LGM-30G Minuteman III

    MissionThe LGM-30G Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, is an element of the nation's strategic deterrent forces under the control of the Air Force Global Strike Command. The "L" in LGM is the Department of Defense designation for silo-launched; "G" means surface attack; "M" stands for guided missile, the 30 stands for the
  • Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center

    The United States Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center (USAF NC3 Center), established on Oct. 1, 2016, is a sub-organization of Air Force Global Strike Command tasked to provide technical and operational support to maintain the health of communication links between the National Military Command Authority and the nuclear
  • B-1B Lancer

    Mission Carrying the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. Features The B-1B's
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