Effective July 1, the nation’s three Minuteman III ICBM wings will revert from their current designation as space wings back to their pre-1997 designation as missile wings. Maj. Laurie Arellano, an Air Force Space Command spokeswoman, confirmed the date to the Daily Report yesterday. Gen. Michael Moseley, outgoing Chief of Staff, announced on June 6 the change—one of many actions that the Air Force’s leadership has taken in the past year to reemphasize the importance of the nuclear mission.
More than 100 B-21s will be needed if the nation is to avoid creating a high demand/low capacity capability, panelists said on a Hudson Institute webinar. The B-21's flexibility, stealth, range and payload will be in high demand for a wide range of missions, both traditional and new.