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  • Risks for Air Force riders

    The Air Force Safety Center took a look at common risks riders experienced over the past 10 years that resulted in mishaps. These risks can be used as lessons learned or food for thought for all riders.
  • Mother, daughter share MMIII test launch experience, decades apart

    In the early morning of June 8, 1994, a then-1st Lt. Linda Tonnies, 740th Missile Squadron operator, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, turned the launch key and launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM for Glory Trip 155 at Vandenberg AFB, California. Little did she know that 26 years later, her daughter 1st. Lt. Taylor Tonnies, 742d Missile
  • AFNWC team supports ICBM test launch

    A team of AFNWC experts supported the recent launch of an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile to verify its accuracy and reliability, providing valuable data to ensure this safe, secure, effective nuclear deterrent is ready every day to defend the United States and its allies.
  • Minuteman III test launch demonstrates safe, reliable deterrent

    A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with a test reentry vehicle at 12:27 a.m. Pacific Time Oct. 29 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United States’ nuclear deterrent is safe, secure, reliable and effective to deter
  • Gen. Brown visits 576th FLTS during first visit to VAFB as CSAF

    After recently taking over his new position, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., made his first visit to Vandenberg Air Force Base Oct. 26-28, 2020.
  • Air Force photo contest winners highlight family theme

    The Air Force recently announced its 2020 photo contest winners. The winners – first, second and third place in five categories – were among more than 600 entries submitted for the annual contest. Entries for this year’s competition with a theme of “We Are Family” were submitted during July. Participants entered up to two images for one of the categories. A panel judged the entries based on impact, creativity and technical excellence.
  • AFOTEC stands up GBSD, ICBM detachment

    The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., stood up Detachment 3 at Hill Air Force Base Oct. 1 to provide operational test and support for the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) and other related Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) test activities, including the ICBM fuze modernization and Mk21A reentry vehicle.
  • STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint finalists compete

    STRIKEWERX Spark Sprint (S3) will see six airmen from across AFGSC pitch the ideas next week on how to help the command, and then progress on to pitch at the 2021 Air Force Spark Tank competition.The event will be held Oct. 30 from 1:15-2 p.m. and streamed live on AFGSC's Facebook page, which you can view right here.Spark Tank is an annual
  • Minuteman III test launch delayed due to downrange weather

    The Air Force delayed an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, today due to adverse weather conditions at the target area downrange. The launch has been rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 29, between 12:27 a.m. and 6:27 a.m. Pacific Time from Vandenberg. The Air Force adheres to
  • Getting the job done: Whiteman AFB Airfield Management

    One of the most important features of any Air Force Base is the airfield.  Airfields allow aircraft to take off at a moment’s notice to maintain readiness and demonstrate the combat capabilities of the Air Force. At Whiteman Air Force Base, the 509th Operation Support Squadron Airfield Management Office, works to ensure the safety of the aircraft
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