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USAF Conducts Sustainability Test With Minuteman III Missile

Air Force Global Strike Command tested a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile's flight and reentry to verify the weapon's reliability. The unarmed missile, also known as Flight Test Unit 2, flew with a reentry vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to the Marshall Islands during the developmental test, U.S. Strategic Command said Wednesday.

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Adm. Charles Richard Now Commander of USSTRATCOM

Adm. Charles Richard of the U.S. Navy has assumed leadership of U.S. Strategic Command at a ceremony that took place Monday. Richard, USSTRATCOM's former deputy commander, succeeds Gen. John Hyten, who will go on to serve as Joint Chiefs of Staff's vice chairman, the command said Monday.

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Stratcom, State University Form Space Data Sharing Partnership

The U.S. Strategic Command and California Polytechnic State University have agreed to exchange situational awareness data in the space domain. Stratcom said Thursday it expanded the organization's SSA program to the academic sector by partnering with Cal Poly in the data-sharing initiative.

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Nuclear Command Center Reaches Initial Operability

The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center received initial operability status from the U.S. Strategic Command on April 3. The facility serves to restructure decision making, situation oversight, planning, force direction and management for nuclear command functions, STRATCOM said Wednesday.

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STRATCOM Head Says Navy Subs Could Carry New Low Yield Nuclear Missiles

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said the Navy intends to equip its submarines with the future low-yield nuclear missiles replacing large weapons that adversaries could easily detect, USNI News reported Thursday. “We’ll actually remove big weapons from the submarines and put small ones in,” Hyten told the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee. “We think that smaller yield actually gives us a better chance to deter our primary adversary.”

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General John Raymond Nominated to Lead U.S. Space Command

Gen. John Raymond, commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, was nominated by President Trump to serve in the same position at the U.S. Space Command. Once confirmed, Raymond will help the command carry out joint space war fighting missions and maintain combat readiness as part of his new role, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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