Air Force Chooses New Nuclear Command HQ

United States — After a series of nuclear weapons-related mishaps in 2007 and 2008 the U.S. Air Force decided to create one command to be responsible for the Air Force's nuclear assets. Called the Global Strike Command, it provisionally stood up in January 2009, and now it has a likely home - Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. 
On April 2, the Air Force informed Congress that Barksdale had been selected as the preferred choice for the AFGSC's home base. An environmental impact study must be completed next, before the final decision is made.

AFGSC is scheduled to stand up this September.

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By Planet Data