51 relations: Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Force Space Command, Ballistic missile submarine, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, Boeing E-6 Mercury, Boeing EC-135, C. Robert Kehler, Cecil D. Haney, Cold War, Curtis LeMay, Donald Rumsfeld, Eugene E. Habiger, General (United States), George Lee Butler, Global Information Grid, Goldwater–Nichols Act, Gulf War, Henry G. Chiles Jr., Intercontinental ballistic missile, James Cartwright, James O. Ellis, John E. Hyten, Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Integration, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, Joint Warfare Analysis Center, Kevin P. Chilton, Korean War, LGM-30 Minuteman, Nebraska, Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, Nuclear weapons of the United States, Offutt Air Force Base, Ohio-class submarine, Operation Looking Glass, Richard W. Mies, Robert Gates, Ronald Reagan, Single Integrated Operational Plan, Strategic Air Command, UGM-27 Polaris, Unified combatant command, United States Air Force, United States Army Air Forces, United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Department of Defense, United States Fleet Forces Command, United States Navy, United States Space Command, ..., Vietnam War. Expand index (1 more) » « Shrink index
Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) is a Major Command (MAJCOM) of the United States Air Force, headquartered at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
Air Force Space Command (AFSPC), sometimes referred to informally as U.S. Space Command, is a major command of the United States Air Force, with its headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
A ballistic missile submarine is a submarine capable of deploying submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) with nuclear warheads.
The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.
The Boeing E-6 Mercury (formerly E-6 Hermes) is an airborne command post and communications relay based on the Boeing 707-320.
The Boeing EC-135 was a command and control version of the Boeing C-135 Stratolifter.
Claude Robert "Bob" Kehler, (born April 7, 1952) is a retired United States Air Force general who served as Commander, U.S. Strategic Command from January 28, 2011 to November 15, 2013.
Cecil Eugene Diggs Haney (born December 1, 1955), is a retired United States Navy admiral who previously served as Commander, United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) from November 15, 2013 through November 3, 2016.
The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others).
Curtis LeMay (November 15, 1906 – October 1, 1990) was a general in the United States Air Force and the vice presidential running mate of American Independent Party candidate George Wallace in the 1968 presidential election.
Donald Henry Rumsfeld (born July 9, 1932) is a retired American political figure and businessman.
Eugene Emil Habiger (born June 11, 1939) is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander in Chief, United States Strategic Command (USCINCSTRAT) from 1996 to 1998.
In the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, and United States Air Force, general (abbreviated as GEN in the Army or Gen in the Air Force and Marine Corps) is a four-star general officer rank, with the pay grade of O-10.
George Lee Butler (born June 17, 1939), sometimes known as Lee Butler, was commander in chief, United States Strategic Command, and the last commander of Strategic Air Command.
The Global Information Grid (GIG) is an all-encompassing communications project of the United States Department of Defense.
The Goldwater–Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of October 4, 1986, (signed by President Ronald Reagan), made the most sweeping changes to the United States Department of Defense since the department was established in the National Security Act of 1947 by reworking the command structure of the United States military.
The Gulf War (2 August 199028 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (2 August 199017 January 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm (17 January 199128 February 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
Henry Goodman Chiles Jr. (born January 5, 1938) is a retired United States Navy four star admiral who served as Commander in Chief, United States Strategic Command (USCINCSTRAT), from 1994 to 1996, the first naval officer to command all of the strategic nuclear forces of the United States.
An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a guided ballistic missile with a minimum range of primarily designed for nuclear weapons delivery (delivering one or more thermonuclear warheads).
James Edward "Hoss" Cartwright (born September 22, 1949) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who last served as the eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from August 31, 2007, to August 3, 2011.
Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. (born July 20, 1947) is a retired 4-star admiral and former Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
John E. Hyten (born c. 1959) is a United States Air Force general.
The Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike and Integration (JFCC-GSI) is a component of US Strategic Command.
Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense (JFCC IMD) is a component of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM).
The Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC ISR) is a subordinate command of the United States Strategic Command, one of the nine Unified Combatant Commands under the United States Department of Defense (DOD) and co-located with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
The Joint Functional Component Command for Space (JFCC SPACE) was a component of U.S. Strategic Command.
Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) is a subordinate command of United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) that contributes to United States national security by recommending strategic technical solutions.
Kevin Patrick "Chilli" Chilton (born November 3, 1954) is an American mechanical engineer, and former United States Air Force four-star General and test pilot.
The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).
The LGM-30 Minuteman is a U.S. land-based intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), in service with the Air Force Global Strike Command.
Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States.
The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two.
The United States was the first country to manufacture nuclear weapons and is the only country to have used them in combat, with the separate bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II.
Offutt Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force installation near Omaha, and lies adjacent to Bellevue in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
The Ohio class of nuclear-powered submarines is the sole class of ballistic missile submarines (SSBN) currently in service with the United States Navy.
Looking Glass (or Operation Looking Glass) is the code name for an airborne command and control center operated by the United States.
Admiral Richard Willard Mies (born May 30, 1944) was the fourth Commander in Chief, from 1998 to 2001, of United States Strategic Command, located at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
The Single Integrated Operational Plan (SIOP) was the United States' general plan for nuclear war from 1961 to 2003.
Strategic Air Command (SAC) was both a Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command (MAJCOM), responsible for Cold War command and control of two of the three components of the U.S. military's strategic nuclear strike forces, the so-called "nuclear triad," with SAC having control of land-based strategic bomber aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs (the third leg of the triad being submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) of the U.S. Navy).
The UGM-27 Polaris missile was a two-stage solid-fueled nuclear-armed submarine-launched ballistic missile.
A unified combatant command (UCC) is a United States Department of Defense command that is composed of forces from at least two Military Departments and has a broad and continuing mission.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.
The United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) is a specialized major command within the United States Army.
The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Fleet Forces Command (USFF) is a service component command of the United States Navy that provides naval forces to a wide variety of U.S. forces.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was a Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense, created in 1985 to help institutionalize the use of outer space by the United States Armed Forces.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
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