I am Global Strike: Senior Airman Quentin Hoffman

28 days in AFGSC logoSenior Airman Quentin Hoffman, 131st Maintenance Squadron, Missouri Air National Guard at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., talks about the personal satisfaction he receives working on the B-2 Spirit’s low-observable, or stealth, capabilities in support of Air Force Global Strike Command.

Senior Airman Quentin Hoffman, 131st Maintenance Squardon low observable production controller, inspects the surface of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 20, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/RELEASED)

Total force effort keeps B-2s mission-ready

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

28 days in AFGSC logoWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – The B-2’s unique stealth technology allows it to strike any target without being detected by radar. But, while the aircraft’s reputation and capabilities are known to many, the manpower behind the B-2 is a team of Total-Force Airmen from the 509th and 131st Maintenance Squadrons who ensure the stealth bomber continues to receive periodic maintenance and other upgrades as radar technology evolves. This TF team enables the Air Force to provide safe, secure and effective global strike options anywhere, anytime.

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I am Global Strike: Tech. Sgt. Leighton Hammond

28 days in AFGSC logoTechnical Sgt. Leighton Hammond, 91st Maintenance Operations Squadron vehicle equipment section noncommissioned officer in charge at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., talks about the importance of his job providing tools and equipment the Airmen serving at the missile alert facilities, and how it makes him feel to play a vital role in Air Force Global Strike Command’s nuclear deterrence and assurance mission.


Airmen of Global Strike: Low observables production controller

By Senior Airman Quentin Hoffman
131st Maintenance Squadron

28 days in AFGSC logoWHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As a low observables production controller for the 131st Maintenance Squadron, I am charged with creating and maintaining the production schedule for the 131st low observables shop. I ensure that the Air Force’s only B-2 wing maintains the highest degree of low observable capability, as well as manage the shop’s work schedule to ensure aircraft availability.

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I am Global Strike: Staff Sgt. Brandon Layton

28 days in AFGSC logoStaff Sgt. Brandon Layton, 620th Ground Combat Training Squadron combat arms instructor at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., talks about his role in training Air Force Global Strike Command tactical response force Airmen in the wide variety of weapons they may employ in their daily duties.


90th SFG Tactical Response Force ensures safety, security of nuclear resources

By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Public Affairs Agency

28 days in AFGSC logoF.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. – Daily security sweeps and pulling convoy security duty is nothing new for more than 75 members of the 90th Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force who are the base’s first and last line of defense to ensure the safety and security of the nuclear resources in their area of responsibility.

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Airmen of Global Strike: Weather Flight Chief

By Master Sgt. Gregory Roger
90th Operations Support Squadron

28 days in AFGSC logoF.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. – As the weather flight chief for the 90th Operations Support Squadron, I lead a team of six weather forecasters who are responsible for providing mission execution forecasts and resource protection for the 90th Missile Wing’s assets and personnel. We monitor and analyze space weather, satellite and radar imagery and surface observations in order to provide daily weather forecasts to commanders, missileers, maintainers and security forces members. Our forecasts and resource protection products affect everything from Intercontinental Ballistic Missile operations to physical fitness assessments and child development center operations.

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Minot Air Force Base B-52 Ground Support

28 days in AFGSC logoThe first B-52 Stratofortress took to the skies in 1954 and in the six decades since that time, this venerable aircraft has undergone a number of alterations and upgrades.  Staff Sgt. David Clark takes us to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., and explains there’s one thing that remains unchanged.