Air Force Global Strike Command-AFTRAT, activated Aug. 7, 2009, is a major command with headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, in the Shreveport-Bossier City community. On September 29, 2017, USSTRATCOM added the designation of AFGSC as Air Forces Strategic - Air (AFSTRAT). AFSTRAT is the USSTRATCOM warfighting air-component. AFGSC is comprised of more than 33,700 Airmen and civilians responsible for the nation's three intercontinental ballistic missile wings, the Air Force’s entire bomber force, to include B-52, B-1 and B-2 wings, the Long Range Strike Bomber program, Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) systems, and operational and maintenance support to organizations within the nuclear enterprise.
AFGSC COMMANDER'S LINES OF EFFORT:
People, Mission, Modernize and Engage
Airmen providing strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support...anytime, anywhere!
Innovative leaders providing safe, secure and effective combat-ready forces for nuclear and conventional global strike...today and tomorrow!
Eighth Air Force is one of two active-duty Numbered Air Forces in Air Force Global Strike Command with headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, in the Shreveport-Bossier City community.
The mission of “The Mighty Eighth Air Force” and the Joint – Global Strike Operations Center (J-GSOC) is to conduct indefinite strategic deterrence operations, and on order, neutralize the enemy through global strike in order to protect the United States of America.
An agile, back-to-basics command; bridging to the future and ready to fight tonight!
Live our Air Force Core Values: Integrity, Service, Excellence
Ensure our "Big-3 Missions": Strategic Deterrence, Global Strike, Expeditionary Readiness
Enable Airmen and their families