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  • Several Retired Twentieth Air Force Commanders Receive Updates, Provide Leadership Lessons

    On 23 January 2020, four former Twentieth Air Force commanders joined current commander Maj. Gen. Fred Stoss for a Commander’s Roundtable. Held in the recently-dedicated Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Neary Conference Room—himself a former commander—this marked the largest ever official gathering of Twentieth Air Force commanders. Combined, those present
  • 20th Air Force bids farewell to Brig. Gen. Erich Novak

    After three years of serving as the Mobilization Assistant (MA) to the 20th Air Force commander, Brig. Gen. Erich Novak is leaving 20th Air Force.  As a Citizen Airman and a Sentinel Warrior, Novak made it his priority support the commander, accomplish the mission, and to serve other reservists.“When I first joined 20th Air Force as the MA to the
  • CSAF visits Minot Air Force Base

    Gen. David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, visited Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Jan. 2-3, 2020. During his tour, Goldfein visited both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing Airmen to recognize career fields that cover shifts 24/7.
  • Virtual care: Trusted care anytime, anywhere

    In the middle of Nebraska at a missile alert facility, an Airman gets a fever and needs to see a doctor but the Airman’s options are limited until now. Maj. Michael Vernale, 90th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, mental health flight commander, in partnership with the 90th Missile Wing LaunchWERX took this challenge head-on. They created a virtual care system to provide medical care to Airmen in the field. The idea sets up a video conference systems for doctors to interact with their patients. The wing is setting up rooms at each MAF with soundproofing materials, using a noise cancellation device and headsets to ensure the virtual appointment is private. This helps the 90th Medical Group achieve their priority, to provide trusted care anytime, anywhere.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command year in review: 2019

    Whether it was 24/7 ICBM alert operations ensuring the cornerstone of national security, Bomber Task Force deployments showcasing long-range strike capabilities, strong community support or the efforts of Airmen around the command, 2019 was a year filled with innovation, firsts, new records and milestones achieved for Air Force Global Strike
  • Citizen Airman stands alert with the 90th Missile Wing

    Capt. Javon Quarles, 321st Missile Squadron missileer, stood alert 283 times in his four years on active duty.As an Air Force reservist, though, Quarles stood alert for the second time Dec. 18, 2019 at a missile alert facility near Dix, Nebraska.For close to 60 years, nuclear and missile operation officer positions were off-limits to reservists,
  • Air Force names newest helicopter ‘Grey Wolf’

    Air Force Global Strike Command named the MH-139A helicopter, the “Grey Wolf” during a naming ceremony here, Dec. 19, 2019.Gen. Timothy Ray, AFGSC commander, made the announcement, comparing it to the wild animal that bears the same name.  The Grey Wolf is the first major acquisition for the command in its 10-year history. The name Grey Wolf is
  • Kirtland Fire Department hosts 42nd annual Operation Holiday Cheer

    Kirtland Air Force Base N.M.— The 377th Mission Support Group Fire Department hosted the 42nd annual Operation Holiday Cheer event Dec. 18, 2019 at Fire Station Two to provide Albuquerque, New Mexico, families in need with a holiday meal.
  • Global Strike Command stands up helicopter detachment

    Air Force Global Strike Command stood up Detachment 7 Dec. 18, 2019, at Duke Field, Fla., to support testing and evaluation of the command’s new MH-139A helicopter.Lt. Col. Mary Clark assumed command of the detachment with Brig. Gen. Andrew Gebara, AFGSC A5/8 director, presiding over the ceremony. The helicopters were contracted through Boeing