Preparing for the Big Move

Air Combat Command and Air Force Global Strike Command officials led a one-day summit Sept. 30 at Langley AFB, Va., to discuss the transfer of the service’s three nuclear-capable bomber wings from ACC to Global Strike Command next February. This was the first of three such meeting; the second will take place in November, and the third in December. “Our goal is to make sure that we have a very smooth and safe handoff,” said Col. Jim Dunn, director of ACC’s strategic deterrence and nuclear integration office. Manning was a topic of the conversation. Dunn said since “there is not an overwhelming number of people with nuclear experience” across the Air Force, identifying the best-suited personnel to move into the right jobs at Global Strike Command “has probably been” and “will continue to be” the biggest challenge. (Langley report by TSgt. Mike Slater)