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As the missile Numbered Air Force for AFGSC, 20th Air Force is responsible for maintaining and operating the Air Force's ICBM force. 20th Air Force provides on-alert, combat ready ICBMs to the President of the United States. Click here to learn more.

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Although we are celebrating our 75th anniversary throughout the year, our diamond gala sure was a fun event remembering our history, heritage and celebrating the way ahead! #20AF75th #SentinelWarriors
"You cannot win the war if you do not even show up for the battle." April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month. How do missile field rollovers impact our mission? Click the link below to find out. http://ow.ly/lM3r50qkfzU
We’ve been in the lethality business for a long time. #Lethal #Safe #Sure
Our Diamond Anniversary gala is underway! Check out our awesome denim and diamonds decor 💎 and check back here next week for more photos! #20AF75th #Lethal #Safe #Sure
🎶 Happy 75th Birthday to us! Here’s to another 75 years of #lethality, #readiness and #excellence! Stay tuned for photos from our birthday bash! 🎂 #20AF75th #Lethal #Safe #Sure
"It was both an extraordinary and astonishing remark, perhaps even hyperbolic." April 4, 1944 was a very special day for us 🇺🇸🇺🇸 Find out why in the link below ⬇️
#OTD in #20AFHistory, in 1963, the first #TitanII went on alert at complex 570-2, Davis-Monthan AFB, only twenty-eight months after construction began. Nine months later, on 30 November, all Titan IIs of Davis-Monthan’s 390th Strategic Missile Wing had achieved alert status, making it the first of the three Titan II wings to do so. #SentinelWarriors #20AF75th
#OTD in #20AFHistory, in 1945, as part of the bombardment campaign leading to the upcoming Okinawa landings, more than 151 of 161 B-29's dispatched from the XXI BC attack an aircraft factory at Omura, Oita Navy Airfield, Kyushu and Tachiarai Army Airfield, Kyushu; three B-29's attacked other targets. During the night of 27-28 March, 92 of 102 B-29's dispatched from the 313th Bombardment Wing to sow mines in Shimonoseki Strait between Honshu and Kyushu, and two B-29's mine other waters. #SentinelWarriors
Many of you have met Chief Good and his family, and know the impact he has left on so many of us. A few weeks ago, he hung up his uniform after 29 years of faithful service. Best of luck in your new chapter, Chief! http://ow.ly/rIvg50o9qoy
This week for #WomenInMissiles, we go back in time to 1 January, 1988. After extensive studies, and in order to make #missile crew alert tour scheduling and substitutions more flexible, Strategic Air Command policy changed to permit mixed (male/female) two-person crews in #Minutemen and #Peacekeeper launch facilities. Crewmembers who were uncomfortable with this arrangement, still had the option to opt out of serving on mixed crew duty. #20AF #WomensHistoryMonth
For this week’s #WomenInMissiles, we take a look at #OTD in #20AFHistory in 2016. To honor Women’s History Month, 90 female missileers completed a 24-hour alert across 20th Air Force missile wings in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota. Photo 1. #Missileers from the 90th Operations Group at F. E. Warren AFB, Wyo., retired Col. Pat Fornes, the first female officer on a U.S. missile crew and the first female missile squadron commander; and Retired Col. Linda Aldrich, first female Minuteman ICBM crew member. Photo 2. A missileer from Malmstrom AFB, Mont., displays her patch designed to commemorate the event. #WomenPioneers #LeadingTheWay #20AF #WomensHistoryMonth
It’s the first day of spring! Today the length of day and night will be nearly equal. Who’s ready to say goodbye to winter?!🙋 At #20AF, blizzard, rain or shine, the nuclear mission never stops. Our #Airmen are always #OnAlert and #CombatReady.
#OTD in #20AFHistory, in 1964 the third wing of #Minuteman ICBMs was completed when the 742nd Strategic Missile Squadron assigned to the 455th Strategic Missile Wing, was turned over to Strategic Air Command at Minot AFB, North Dakota. #ICBM #SentinelWarriors
#DYK that #20AF is responsible for maintaining and operating the ENTIRE Air Force's ICBM force? Well, now you do! #SentinelWarriors
20th Air Force headquarters staff hosted a bowling tournament last week, one of the many events planned this year celebrating our 75th anniversary! Congratulations to the 90th MW Finance team for taking home the trophy! #20AF75th #SentinelWarriors
For this week’s #WomenInMissiles edition of our continuing celebration of women #missileers, we are highlighting Capt. Linda S. Aldrich. Aldrich and Capt. Nancy K. Dean became the first all-female crew to stand alert at Whiteman AFB in 1986. Aldrich became the first woman instructor in the training division, and Dean became the first woman to join the evaluations division. Pictured here is Capt. Aldrich. (Courtesy photo of Linda S. Aldrich) #WomenPioneers #LeadingTheWay #20AF #WomensHistoryMonth
Check out our female #missileers at Minot, N.D., who joined fellow missileers from Malmstrom AFB and F.E. Warren AFB for an all-female alert crew! Now THOSE are some awesome superheroes! #WomenInMissiles #20AF #InternationalWomensDay
Last night, while America slept, an all-female alert crew kept watch over the entire U.S. ICBM force. This tradition has been going on since 2011. What a way to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay! Keep on rocking it, ladies! #20AF #WomenInMissiles
#OTD in #20AF history in 2003, Maj. Gen. Timothy McMahon, 20 AF commander, dedicated the ICBM Center of Excellence… https://t.co/JcoruvwREZ
Who's ready for some friendly competition?! Check out the contest rules and monthly categories...and show us where… https://t.co/sfZP8sigJL
We certainly have heroes among our ranks! https://t.co/ZDOnfkogFD
We have been talking about our 75th anniversary for months now, but how much do you know about #20AF and our missio… https://t.co/Dv4sL3ePzt
"You cannot win the war if you do not even show up for the battle." April is National Distracted Driving Awareness… https://t.co/twmYGYiulN
"It was both an extraordinary and astonishing remark, perhaps even hyperbolic." April 4, 1944 was a very special d… https://t.co/NQVWe1iBAV
#OTD in #20AFHistory in 1963, the first #Titan II went on alert at complex 570-2, Davis-Monthan AFB, only twenty-ei… https://t.co/bd147upF1p
Many of you have met Chief Good and his family, and know the impact he has left on so many of us. A few weeks ago… https://t.co/dyREkZCK9d
This week for #WomenInMissiles, we go back in time to 1 Jan, 1988. In order to make #missile crew alert tour schedu… https://t.co/GK4arOQhOJ
For this week’s #WomenInMissiles, we take a look at #OTD in #20AFHistory in 2016. To honor Women’s History Month, 9… https://t.co/RFKpNmtRzk
It’s the first day of spring! Today the length of day and night will be nearly equal. Who’s ready to say goodbye to… https://t.co/e68UH3whlz
For this week’s #WomenInMissiles edition of our continuing celebration of women missileers, we are highlighting Cap… https://t.co/FTJkj4xgV4
March is #WomensHistoryMonth. Look for our #WomenInMissiles feature every week for the rest of the month! Head ove… https://t.co/stSNvVJzGh
After 18 years of focusing on developing highly skilled nuclear professionals to execute #lethal, #safe and #sure n… https://t.co/2xfGBNqnQ2
#OTD in #20AFHistory, 334 B-29s assigned to Twentieth Air Force dropped 1,667 tons of fire bombs on Tokyo to begin… https://t.co/xpSkwKwnqn
On Friday, we renamed the street outside our headquarters building in honor of our first commander, General Henry "… https://t.co/2bAzWhMSX7
#DYK what part #20AF bombers played in the Pacific theater during World War II? Head to our Facebook page to read m… https://t.co/lgVJNqILLw
Now that's what you call a "Snow Dog"! https://t.co/ZWtmAtL4d1
@JWidlar @FEWarrenAFB @usairforce It was great having you there, sir!