August 07, 2009

The Air Force activates Air Force Global Strike Command, a new nuclear-centric major command, at Barksdale AFB, La. The new command, headed by a three-star general, will take responsibility for USAF’s nuclear-capable bombers and ICBM force. It also will inherit the lineage for Strategic Air Command, inactivated in June 1992. The first commander of AFGSC is Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz.