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2.Global Strike Cmd - F E Warren airbase

Last modified: 28 Nov 2018

Country: United States    Region: Wyoming

Latitude: 41° 8' 59" N     Longitude: -105° 50' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE


41 8'45"N 10450'55"WFrancis Emroy Warren airbase, Wyoming.

A former Strategic Air Cmd base and the US first operational ICBM base introducing Atlas missiles (1958-1965). After that the base was operating several other types of ICBM's ever since.

Under Global Strike Cmd with
- 90 Missile Wing Activated 1963, with original designation of 90 Strategic Missile Wing. Now 90 MW operating 150 Minuteman III ICBMs on 24/7 alert. 90 MW organisation: a staff and 90 Ops Grp, Maintenance Grp, Mission Support Grp, Security Grp and Medical Grp, 3 Strat Msl Sqns (SMS), an ops support sq, a helicopter sq and a staneval element.
Each SMS is responsible for 5 Missile Alert Facilities and 50x Minuteman III ICBMs.
Missile Alert Facilities (MAFs) are used for command, control and monitoring the Minuteman Launch Facilities. A MAF consists of an underground hardened Launch Control Center (LCC), an aboveground Launch Control Support Building (LCSB) and an underground hardened Launch Control Equipment Building (LCEB) housing cooling and generator systems. The C2 equipment is located in the LCC. Each LCC has primary control and responsibility for 10 Launch Facilities in its flight and controlls 50 LF's.See: ICBM F E Warren 90 / 319 field

- 582 Helicopter Group provides ops, maintenance, standardization evaluation, flight safety and aircrew flight equipment oversight for 3 helicopter squadrons and 1 support sq at the 90th, 91st and 341st Missile Wings. 582 HG operates the UH-1N
- 620th Ground Combat Training Sq operates the Nuclear Security Tactics Training Center and is instructing USAF security forces in protecting the nation's Minuteman III ICBM fields and nuclear assets from those missiles during transport. It is located at Camp Guernsey at grid 4214'19"N 10442'51"W

More about Global Strike Cmd? See: 2.Global Strike Cmd - Barksdale airbase

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