The Air Force’s Minuteman III ICBM force likely will be the first of the service’s nuclear legs to transfer to the new Air Force Global Strike Command, followed later by the B-2A and B-52H nuclear-capable bombers, Maj. Gen. Donald Alston, head of the Air Staff’s strategic deterrence and nuclear integration office, said on Capitol Hill, April 24, 2009. Here, missile maintenance technicians from the 90th Maintenance Squadron stand at the opening of silo Alpha-7 on Oct. 15, 1996. Pictured are: SrA. Eric Laborde (on diveboard), SSgt. Jason Bruns and SSgt. Monte Reeder (in work cage).
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