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Default Air Force Logo 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
0 11/16
2017
Photo in front of 20th HQ sign Striker Trident program enhances the future force
Twentieth Air Force is made up of operators, maintainers, defenders and support personnel who are tasked with providing the nation and its allies with the most responsive leg of the nuclear triad. Walking the hallways of the Numbered Air Force’s headquarters, sporting an obviously different blue uniform, is Lt. Aaron Stockard who brings another
0 10/13
2017
The 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron tactical response force members enter a facility at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 14, 2015. Missile Security Forces modify field deployment, increasing lethality and readiness
Twentieth Air Force’s three missile wings restructured their security forces groups on Oct. 6, and implemented the Missile Security Operating Concept, significantly changing missile field security operations and addressing areas for improvement in defender culture.  "We're delivering a combat deployment mindset by applying 15 years' worth of best
0 10/11
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) Air Force awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts today for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground.
0 10/03
2017
Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, speaks during an interview at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 29, 2017. Cotton spoke with 91st Missile Wing Airmen and toured several facilities during his visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) An integrated force
The man stopped in the narrow hallway, his eyes turning to rows of glossy portraits hanging symmetrically on the wall. “He was my first wing commander,” the man said.  It was 1986 when a young, U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Anthony Cotton first laid eyes on the main gate at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota; with the words, “only the best come north,”
0 10/03
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 2:10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley/Released) Boosting the brain
As part of move to further modernize the nuclear enterprise, Airmen from the 91st Missile Wing, at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, recently implemented a $68 million upgrade to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile.First used on June 23, this new device – known as the Data Transfer Unit, was designed to replace the legacy
0 9/29
2017
Minuteman III operational test launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. 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.
0 8/02
2017
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discusses modernization of the nuclear triad during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017. The Air Force maintains two legs of the nuclear triad, including the aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons, more than 400 intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as 75 percent of the Nuclear Command, Control and Communication that connects the president to senior military leaders and approximately 30,000 Airmen maintaining this capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) Vice chief addresses need to modernize nuclear triad
Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson discussed the state of the nuclear triad during a Mitchell Institute breakfast at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017.
0 5/26
2017
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Kitts, 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron Tactical Response Force flying program manager, center, trains Senior Airmen Brandon Cooper, left, and Leif Olson, 741st MSFS Convoy Response Force defenders, on joint fires observer basics May 8, 2017, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. CRF Airmen ensure the secure transportation of the base’s nuclear assets to help the weapons safely arrive at their destination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Brosam) TRF, CRF conduct joint fires observer training
Airmen from Malmstrom’s tactical response force conducted their first joint fires observer helicopter training with convoy response force Airmen from the 741st Missile Security Forces Squadron May 8, 2017.JFO training consists of Airmen traveling to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, for two weeks to learn to communicate over radios, assess ranges of targets,
0 5/09
2017
An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at 12:03 a.m., PDT, April 26, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ian Dudley) 625th STOS conducts first airborne ICBM launch since 8 AF realignment
A scheduled Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile test was launched by two key turns initiated from the Airborne Launch Control System, or ALCS, on-board a Navy E-6B Mercury jet, April 26. The airborne flight test was the first for the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron since its realignment under Eighth Air Force.
0 5/04
2017
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