Air Force Global Strike Command

September 9, 2021
 

Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  

 

April 6, 2021
 

The Boeing Co., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was awarded a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract for high throughput commercial military Ka-band mission essential communications and internet service on E-4B aircraft under Air Force Global Strike Command control. The face value of this action is $26,634,982, funded by fiscal 2021 operations and maintenance funds.  The total cumulative face value of the contract is $197,223,871.  Primary performance will be at Boeing Global SatCom Services Network Operations Center, Kent, Washington. The period of performance is April 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, with four 12-month option periods. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition.

October 1, 2019
 

Lt. Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, USAF, has been assigned as deputy commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

April 18, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
Gen. Timothy Ray, USAF, commander of the Air Force Global Strike Command and commander of the Air Forces Strategic Command, explains the service’s development of the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent weapon system. Credit: The George Washington University Project for Media and National Security

The Air Force is in the process of developing a successor to the LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) known as the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). The GBSD is the land-based component of the United States’ nuclear deterrence triad, which, along with ballistic missile submarines and the aircraft bomber fleet, serves as the backbone of our national security, according to the Defense Department.

The service also is working on a next-generation airborne missile control system that can launch both Minuteman III as well as GBSD missiles when the latter is ready for deployment in the late 2020s as expected.  

December 11, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. James C. Dawkins Jr., USAF, has been assigned as commander, 8th Air Force and Commander, Joint-Global Strike Operations Center, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

May 24, 2018
 

Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, USAF, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of general and for assignment as commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

February 12, 2018
 

Maj. Gen. Ferdinand B. Stoss, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 20th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

June 22, 2017
 

Col. John J. Nichols, USAF, has been selected to the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

 

May 31, 2017
 

Brig. Gen. Walter J. Lindsley, USAF, has been assigned as director, installations, logistics and mission support, Headquarters Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

September 20, 2016
 

Maj. Gen. Thomas A. Bussiere, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 8th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Global Strike Command; and joint functional component commander for Global Strike, U.S. Strategic Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.

June 19, 2015
 

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

May 21, 2015
 

Robin Rand, USAF, has been nominated for assignment as commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.  

 

Maj. Gen. Jack Weinstein, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 20th Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command, and commander, Task Force 214, U.S. Strategic Command, F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming.

 

Brig. Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, USAF, has been assigned as commander, 509th Bomb Wing, Air Force Global Strike Command, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

 

Brig. Gen. Scott A. Vander Hamm, USAF, has been selected for the grade of major general, and assigned as commander, Eighth Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Global Strike Command, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.