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  • Air Force Global Strike Command officials assume B-52, B-2 mission

    Air Force Global Strike Command assumes responsibility for the U.S. Air Force's nuclear-capable bomber force today. This action completes the step-by-step transfer of all Air Force long-range, nuclear-capable assets to the Air Force's newest major command. The nation's intercontinental ballistic

  • Barksdale EOD team helps local community stay safe

    Barksdale's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team responded to a real-world scenario in Robline, La., Jan. 16.Natchitoches Parish Fire Department Number 7 requested EOD assistance in disposing of a 12 inch by 5 inch mortar found at a local residence. EOD is responsible for a region extending a 100-mile

  • 90th Missile Wing 'mission ready' after 3 inspections

    The 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo., was declared mission ready Jan. 19 by the Air Force Global Strike Command Inspector General team after their first full no-notice Nuclear Surety Inspection under the new command.The wing also successfully completed two other inspections that occurred

  • 5th CES firefighters go deep for rescue

    Firefighters of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron performed a daring rescue in December which likely saved the life of a contractor.The day, Dec. 11, 2009, started out as your typical morning at the fire station. After going over the daily tasks, all of the firefighters started training in the unit's

  • 91st MW named Hennessy Award winner

    The 91st Missile Wing here was recently selected as the winner of the Air Force Space Command's 2009 John L. Hennessy Award in the missile food service category.Established in 1956, the Hennessy Award program is an annual competition to determine the best food service program in the United States

  • Warbirds in line to impress inspectors

    The 69th Bomb Squadron is scheduled to begin their initial nuclear surety inspection Jan. 19 to 24 here."The Air Force's number one enterprise is found in the nuclear mission," said Lt. Col. Jon Dawson, 5th Bomb Wing inspector general. "It's our responsibility 24/7 to be able to demonstrate safe,

  • Airman earns AF Athlete of the Year title

    Becoming the Air Force Athlete of the Year is no easy feat. It takes a lot of determination and dedication to achieve this status. This year's Air Force male athlete of the year is Capt. Ian Holt, squadron command post missile combat crew commander for the 319th Missile Squadron.Captain Holt said it

  • Air Force senior leaders pay holiday visit to Global Strike Command Airmen

    The Air Force's top uniformed officer and top enlisted leader each visited Air Force Global Strike Command wings for Christmas, spending the holiday with Airmen charged with the nuclear strategic deterrence mission and global strike operations.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz visited

  • Celebrate accomplishments this holiday season

    As 2009 draws to a close, it's worth reflecting upon the many extraordinary events of the past year. Last fall, Secretary of the Air Force Donley and Chief of Staff General Schwartz developed a roadmap to refocus our efforts on reinvigorating the Air Force nuclear enterprise. Thanks to your hard

  • AFGSC missile wings conduct limited inspections

    Each of Air Force Global Strike Command's three missile wings successfully passed a no-notice limited nuclear surety inspection -- LNSI -- this week, the first such inspections launched by the new command.Inspection teams of nine to ten members, including observers from U.S. Strategic Command and