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  • Air Force Global Strike Command Establishes New Directorate

    AFGSC recently stood up a new directorate, AFGSC/A10, the ICBM Modernization Directorate, to oversee and coordinate the deployment of the LGM-35A Sentinel ICBM weapon system and the retirement of the LGM-30G Minuteman III ICBM weapon system.

  • AFGSC conducts 13N FAST Field Tests

    AFGSC members from the Studies, Assessments, Analysis and Lessons Learned Directorate and the Data Analytics Collaboration Cell executed their first field test of the 13N Force Assessment Scheduling Tool, or FAST, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, Aug. 15-17. Operators and support personnel

  • Faces of GT-239: Malmstrom's missileers

    Ten months ago, preparation was made for an individual Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile to conduct a test launch, which occurred Aug. 11, 2021 at 12:53 A.M.

  • Switch to Sky: The 91 MW SELM Test

    Anticipation was in the air on April 7, 2021 at launch facility Golf 8 where a crowd gathered around the fence to witness a Simulated Electronic Launch-Minuteman test at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Performed every two years, the SELM is an end-to-end test to verify the reliability of

  • 20 AF staff augment missile alert force at all three missile wings

    20th Air Force headquarters staff, in an effort to support 20 AF missile wings with combat mission ready (CMR) missile operators, are beginning to pull regular alerts at all three missile wings. This effort is not only helping relieve some of the scheduling pressures at the wings but also serves as

  • Mother-daughter share MMIII test launch experience, decades apart

    In the early morning of June 8, 1994, a then-1st Lt. Linda Tonnies, 740th Missile Squadron operator, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, turned the launch key and launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM for Glory Trip 155 at Vandenberg AFB, California. Little did she know that 26 years later, her