Twentieth Air Force
Twentieth Air Force is responsible for maintaining and operating the Air Force's ICBM force. Designated as STRATCOM's Task Force 214, 20th Air Force provides on-alert, combat-ready ICBMs to the president.
The ICBMs are on 24-hour/365-day alert and are ready to launch on any given day. Twentieth Air Force's ICBM team plays a critical role in maintaining global stability and ensuring the Nation's safety and security. 450 Minuteman III missiles provide a critical component of America's on-alert strategic forces. As the Nation's "silent sentinels," ICBMs, and the people who operate them, have remained on continuous, around-the-clock alert since 1959.
AFGSC's 20th Air Force is the Air Force's lead command for and largest operator of UH-1N Huey helicopters. The UH-1N supports ICBM operations in missile fields controlled by F.E. Warren AFB, Malmstrom AFB and Minot AFB.
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... The initial raids were carried out by the Twentieth Air Force operating out of mainland China in Operation Matterhorn under XX Bomber Command ... Initially the Twentieth Air Force was under the command of Hap Arnold, and later Curtis LeMay ... to Japan to be within the range of B-29s, the Twentieth Air Force was assigned to XXI Bomber Command which organized a much more effective bombing campaign of the Japanese home ...
... SPN was a sugarcane field before the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJNAS) constructed a temporary landing field on the site in 1933 ... Sea later that month, being almost wiped out by the American forces during the battle ... Once in American hands, Isely Field was expanded considerably to support Twentieth Air Force B-29 Superfortress operations ...
... Okinawa, 16 May 1949 – 1 March 1955 Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 1 September 1991 – 1993 FE Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, 1993 – present ...
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