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  • AEDC stands up ICBM Combined Test Force at Hill Air Force Base

    The growth of AEDC’s critical role in providing the United States Armed Forces with developmental test and evaluation support for the newest and premier weapon systems continues with the stand up of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Combined Test Force (CTF) to support modernization and life extension for the LGM-30 Minuteman III (MMIII)
  • Focus on Defense: Sustaining the nuclear triad

    The 2017 Focus on Defense Symposium was held June 21st at the Ogden Eccles Center and was co-hosted by the Air Force Sustainment Center and Utah Air Force Association.
  • ICBM Country: Hill AFB, Utah workers play key role in future of strategic defense

    Editor's Note: Hill Air Force Base units are helping ensure the nuclear triad remains an effective strategic deterrent now and into the future. This is the second in a two-part series.The nation needs a robust nuclear deterrent. Not just any missiles, but the most responsive strategic weapon systems in the world.The Air Force is responsible for two
  • AFNWC welcomes new commander

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center welcomed Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson as its new commander at a ceremony Oct. 1 at Hardin Field.Jansson came to Kirtland several months ago as program executive officer for strategic systems. He will retain that position as well as serving as the AFNWC commander."Over the past few months, I've had the opportunity to
  • Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center reorganizes

    The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center reorganized its structure March 30, 2015, realigning responsibilities, authorities and accountability to better serve the Nuclear Enterprise.The center now has three execution directorates: one for ICBM systems, one for air-delivered systems, and a third focused on nuclear technology and interagency engagement.
  • Preeminent center of nuclear excellence with SECAF

    Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan, commander, Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, discusses the preeminent center of nuclear excellence with Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Steve Amburgey, Deputy Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems, March 9 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.  Strategic Systems is scheduled to fully integrate with the
  • AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

    In response to a directive from the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will report to Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force Program Executive Officer for Strategic Systems
  • AF releases criteria for new service medal

    Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James' May 27, 2014, authorization.The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations."This service medal provides a clearly visible way to
  • CSAF signs munitions realignment program action directive

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz signed the Program Action Directive Nov. 20 that details the transfer of munitions squadrons responsible for nuclear mission support from Air Force Materiel Command to Air Force Global Strike Command. The realignment has formally begun and will complete this December. The realignment of functions will
  • Nuclear weapons center attains full operational capability

    The commander of Air Force Materiel Command declared full operational capability for the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center during the change of command ceremony Jan. 20, 2011.During his comments, AFMC Commander Gen. Donald Hoffman spoke to the center's growth and noted that the center was the single focal point for the Air Force "in the sustainment