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The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force

The Future of the U.S. Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Force Source: RAND Corporation

In the lead-up to the Air Force Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Analysis of Alternatives, RAND was asked to examine and assess possible intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) alternatives against the current Minuteman III system and to provide insights into the potential impact of further force reductions. The researchers developed a framework consisting of five categories — basing, propulsion, boost, reentry, and payload — to characterize alternative classes of ICBM and to assess the survivability and effectiveness of possible alternatives. Using existing cost analyses and cost data from historical ICBM programs, they derived likely cost bounds on alternative classes of ICBM systems. Finally, they developed force reduction scenarios, examined their impacts on several key nuclear specialty career fields to understand the implications of reductions on the current organizational structure, and compared sustainment and requirement profiles within the various reduction scenarios.

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Happy Birthday, Air Force! From the White House Blog

September 18 marks the United States Air Force’s 65th birthday, a day to celebrate our nation’s youngest service, and recognize the dedicated men and women who serve today, and those who have served since its inception.


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In a birthday message, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy paid tribute to the significant strides that have been in a relatively short period of time :

Throughout our proud history, the Air Force has embraced the technology that continues to revolutionize our capabilities in air, space and cyberspace. We owe an enormous debt to the ground-breaking visionaries and engineering pioneers who brought the technology of flight to life, and to the professional strategists and tacticians who imagined the military possibilities of these new technologies and propelled the science, theory and application forward.

While our Service enjoys an unbreakable connection to state-of-the-art technology, we must never forget that everything we do depends on our people, the living engine of our Air Force. Today, more than ever, the Air Force can take pride that our Service culture promotes and benefits from the know-how, determination, and commitment of a diverse group of men and women who embody our Core Values – Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do – while pursuing adaptive and innovative solutions for our Nation’s security.

While today is a special day to commemorate the men and women of the Air Force, as Americans, this is something we should do every day. Take a moment to share a message of thanks with a military family and show your appreciation for their hard work and sacrifices.

Happy birthday, Air Force! Aim High … Fly-Fight-Win!

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Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Air Force Institute of Technology, Ohio

The Air Force Institute of Technology, located at the Wright Patterson Air
Force Base in Ohio, supporting defense related research at the graduate
levels, is advertising for a reference librarian.

This is limited to Air Force Civilian Employees.

Please see job announcement AFMC 927071-917471-9X-SDC

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Yes, There’s an Air Force Class Flying With My Little Pony Patches

U.S. AIr Force student pilot Class 14-05 at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma have adopted a “My Little Pilot” badge as their official class patch. Looks like the skies just got a little friendlier.


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