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  • AFGSC working toward seamless transition with mission transfer

    Air Force Global Strike Command will gain missile wings at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo.; Malmstrom AFB, Mont.; and Minot AFB, N.D. when it assumes control of 20th Air Force and the ICBM mission Dec. 1. The 576th Flight Test Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., as well as the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.,
  • Rise of the Cyber Wingman: 10 principles Airmen must know

    Every day, malicious code, worms, botnets and hooks attack Air Force computers hardware, software and the Internet. They infiltrate classified information and compromise national security. In response, the Air Force is stepping up its mission to defend cyberspace.Cyberspace adversaries attack Department of Defense computer networks every day. They
  • Gen. Klotz delivers important message to Team Minot community

    The Air Force Global Strike Command commander visited Minot and the base Oct. 27 to 29 in a continued effort of reinvigorating the Air Force's nuclear enterprise. "We've been presented some tough challenges with restoring the professionalism, discipline, excellence, pride and esprit in the nuclear enterprise," said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, AFGSC
  • AFGSC leadership releases command's mission, vision

    Air Force Global Strike Command recently went "off site" for the better part of three days to focus on producing a command mission and vision as a guide to Global Strike Airmen about where the new command is heading. AFGSC leadership gathered near the National Military Park in Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 15-17, to zero-in on the organization's course,
  • Whiteman Air Force Base gains two units

    As part of the Air Force's continuing effort to reinvigorate the nuclear enterprise, two new Air Force Materiel Command units formally joined Team Whiteman in a ceremony Sunday. The 498th Munitions Maintenance Group headquarters staff relocates from Kirtland AFB, N.M., while its new subordinate unit, the 19th Munitions Squadron, stands up. The 498
  • Malmstrom trains for response

    Malmstrom Airmen continued Response Task Force training here Oct. 15 and 16 to train for the initial response and recovery effort in the event of an accident involving nuclear material. The exercise began where the previous two-day, hands-on exercise left off Oct. 2. In the scenario, a vehicle carrying missile components was involved in an
  • Airmen commemorate 50 years of nation's preeminent ICBM fleet

    Members from across the ICBM community arrived here Oct. 7 for a three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the ICBM. "We are proud to host such a historic event and welcome the many ICBM pioneers to join in on our discussions about the future of America's preeminent nuclear deterrence," said Col. Greg Tims, commander of the 90th Missile Wing
  • Global Strike Command commander updates progress

    Air Force Global Strike Command's top officer provided an update on the command's progress toward full operational capability during a speech at the Capitol Hill Club here Oct. 2. Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz, the AFGSC commander, outlined the progress in bringing online the first new major command in decades since its official stand up Aug. 7,
  • AFGSC, ACC hold bomb wing transition summit

    Command staff members from Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command along with representatives from Headquarters Air Force, U.S. Strategic Command, and the Headquarters Air Force A/10 directorate met Sep. 30 to work on solutions for the smooth transition of the Air Force's ACC's three bomb wings with nuclear missions to AFGSC. On