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Aug. 10, 2018

Selva Highlights Need for Nuclear Enterprise Recapitalization

The Air Force launched the first Minuteman III missile off the coast of Florida in 1968 and the same missiles are still in inventory, which is why recapitalization of the entire nuclear triad is needed, Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva said.

May 23, 2018

Soldiers, Airmen Conduct Nuclear Disaster Response Training

National Guardsmen from Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island took part in a nuclear disaster response training exercise to test their response systems and reaction procedures.

Feb. 28, 2018

Stratcom Commander Discusses Strategic Deterrence Mission

Adversaries are evolving, and the United States needs to stay ahead of these threats to ensure it never enters a “fair fight,” Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said.

Feb. 2, 2018

Deputy Secretary: Nuclear Posture Review is ‘Tailored Nuclear Deterrent Strategy’

The Nuclear Posture Review is a strategy to keep America safe with a deterrent that is modern and credible, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said.

Feb. 2, 2018

Nuke Review Calls for Triad Modernization to Maintain Deterrence

The United States must recapitalize the nuclear triad and accompanying command-and-control system to continue to maintain deterrence into the future, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said.

Sept. 20, 2017

Hyten Discusses 21st Century Strategic Deterrence

The top priorities for U.S. Strategic Command are providing a strategic deterrent, providing a decisive response if deterrence fails, and carrying out missions with a combat-ready force, the Stratcom commander said.

Sept. 13, 2017

Mattis Begins Nuclear-Focused Trip

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on a three-day nuclear-focused trip that comes during ongoing reviews of the U.S. nuclear posture and ballistic missile defense, with stops in North Dakota, Nebraska and Mexico.

Sept. 3, 2017

Mattis, Dunford Brief President on Military Options Available to Deal With North Korea

After a national security meeting at the White House, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that any threat to the United States, its territories or its allies could be met with an "effective and overwhelming" military response.

Sept. 1, 2017

Hawaii National Guard Hazmat Specialists Sharpen Skills

Hazmat specialists from the Hawaii National Guard’s 93rd Civil Support Team, brought their unique capabilities to participate in Kauai County Exercise 2017, Aug. 28-30.

Sept. 1, 2017

Security Forces Defend Airmen, Nuclear Assets

Air Force security forces are responsible for protecting 150 of the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missiles in facilities posted across north central Montana.

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