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September 2014 - United States Special Weapons News

  • Global Strike provides deterrence for the modern era AFNS 29 Sep 2014 -- The Air Force recently demonstrated its nuclear deterrence and power projection capabilities through a coordinated display of strategic combat power.
  • Lavrov: Russia Hopes US Will Not Go Outside Scope Of Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2014 -- Moscow hopes that the United States will not go outside the scope of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in his interview with Rossiya-1 broadcaster and the RT channel.
  • Minuteman III test missile launches from Vandenberg AFNS 24 Sep 2014 -- A team of Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen launched an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile Sept. 23 at 7:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
  • US Air Force tests intercontinental ballistic missile Iran Press TV 24 Sep 2014 -- The US Air Force has test-launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile, the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), from California.
  • Modernization of US nuclear forces not optional AFNS 19 Sep 2014 -- The need for modernization of the U.S. nuclear forces was made clear by speakers at a strategic nuclear enterprise symposium here, Sept. 18.
  • Submarine Force Commemorates 4,000th Strategic Deterrent Patrol NNS 19 Sep 2014 -- Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic and Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, commemorated the Submarine Force's 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol, Sept. 19, by conducting dual ceremonies in Bangor, Washington and Kings Bay, Georgia.
  • Air Force leaders discuss nuclear enterprise AFNS 16 Sep 2014 -- The nuclear enterprise must modernize to remain a viable and essential part of the United States' defense strategy, maintained Air Force senior leaders at the Air Force Association's annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here, Sept. 16.
  • SecAF announces incentive pay for nuclear career fields AFNS 15 Sep 2014 -- Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise, Sept. 15.
  • US, Russia to Discuss Alleged Nuclear Treaty Violations VOA 11 Sep 2014 -- The State Department is leading a U.S. delegation that will meet with Russian officials in Moscow Thursday to discuss Russia's alleged violation of provisions in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces accord.

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