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  • Half-Century on Alert: Minuteman III turns 50

    Fifty years ago, on Aug. 19, 1970, Strategic Air Command placed the first flight of 10 Minuteman III ICBMs on alert at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
  • 20th Air Force Veteran Reflects on Maintaining B-29s on Guam, 75 Years Since End of World War II

    When Sergeant John Dellinger watched the 3d Marine Division—his assigned B-29 aircraft, not the military ground force—take-off for Mission No. 330 on the afternoon of August 14, 1945, he was unaware it would be the last Allied combat run of the Second World War.The next day, the Japanese government agreed to a cessation of hostilities. For the 20th
  • 50th Anniversary: First Minuteman III placed on alert at Minot

    Fifty years ago on Aug. 19, 1970, the very first Minuteman III ICBM was placed on alert status at Minot AFB, North Dakota.
  • 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.