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20 AF nominates four Airmen to AFGSC for the 2020 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award
Every year the Air Force recognizes the accomplishments of four Airmen, officer and enlisted leaders, who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership with the Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award. This year, 20th Air Force had the honor to nominate four exceptional Sentinel Warriors to Air Force Global Strike Command, where they will compete for a nomination at the MAJCOM level.
Team Adaptability is key to Minuteman Task Force success
Unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile tests are nothing new to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, and the Western Range. Since its activation in 1991, the 576th Flight Test Squadron has partnered with Task Forces from the various Missile Wings to conduct ICBM test launches – a mission which continues to this day under Air Force Global Strike Command and with range support provided by the 30th Space Wing.
CSO visits VAFB during MMIII launch
Gen. Jay Raymond, U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations and commander of U.S. Space Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, U.S. Space Force Senior Enlisted Advisor, visited Vandenberg Air Force Base, Aug. 3-4, 2020.
341st Missile Wing Change of Command
Malmstrom Air Force Base welcomed Col. Anita Feugate Opperman as the new commander of the 341st Missile Wing during a change of command ceremony Aug. 5, 2020, at Malmstrom AFB, Mont. Feugate Opperman takes command after serving as the director of the Security Sector Reform Group at the Office of Security Cooperation at the US Embassy at Baghdad,
Malmstrom's New Tactical Response Force/Helicopter Operations Alert Facility
Team Malmstrom hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Aug. 4 for the new Tactical Response Force/Helicopter Operations Alert Facility, the first of its kind in Air Force Global Strike Command. Construction for the project officially began in August of 2018, and many years of planning and preparation have gone into making this facility a reality.
Unarmed Minuteman III test launched: Missile launched from Airborne Navy aircraft
A joint team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen and Navy sailors launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile equipped with three test reentry vehicles from aboard the Airborne Launch Control System at 12:21 a.m. Pacific Time Aug. 4 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.The test demonstrates that the United
KAFB A&FRC hosts annual “Back to School Brigade”
The Kirtland Airmen and Family Readiness Center hosted a drive-through school supplies pick-up, July 29, 2020, at the Consolidated Support building on Kirtland Air Force Base.
91st Missile Wing Change of Command
Col Christopher Menuey assumed command of the 91st Missile Wing from Col Glenn Harris during a change of command ceremony on July 28, 2020 at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. The ceremony was performed at the 91st Missile Wing Headquarters remotely, with minimal in-person attendance, to adhere to existing social distancing guidelines. Those in attendance included families of both commanders and members of Team Minot.
20 AF commander visits KAFB; mission continuity amid COVID-19
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael J. Lutton, 20th Air Force commander, visited Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, July 21-22, 2020, to meet with Team Kirtland members to learn about the missions they perform everyday and their impacts on national security.
Cheyenne celebrates with Wings over Warren
The cancellation of Cheyenne Frontier Days and even the cancellation of the demonstration of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds could not stop the Wings over Warren Air Show on F. E. Warren Air Force Base July 22, 2020.With the Thunderbirds sidelined by COVID-19 infections among their team, Wings over Warren pushed forward with demonstration teams