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AFSPC commander bids farewell to missile wings

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Col. Ferdinand Stoss, 91st Missile Wing commander, presents a Theodore Roosevelt Plaque to Gen. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander, here Nov. 12. The general visited Minot AFB as an opportunity to wish the 91st MW a final farewell as the wing transfers to Global Strike Command Dec. 1.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron-Forrest Wainwright)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Col. Ferdinand Stoss, 91st Missile Wing commander, presents a Theodore Roosevelt Plaque to Gen. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander, here Nov. 12. The general visited Minot AFB as an opportunity to wish the 91st MW a final farewell as the wing transfers to Global Strike Command Dec. 1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron-Forrest Wainwright)

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander,  addresses members of the 341st Missile Wing during an all-call Nov. 12, 2009,  (U.S. Air Force photo by Beau Wade).

Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander, addresses members of the 341st Missile Wing during an all-call Nov. 12, 2009, (U.S. Air Force photo by Beau Wade).

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Gen. C. Robert, commander of Air Force Space Command, traveled on a three-base tour Nov. 12 and 13 to say farewell to three missile wings and the strategic deterrent mission.

General C. Robert met with wing leadership and held a Commander's Call at his stops at Malmstrom, Minot, and F.E. Warren Air Force bases; as the wings work toward transitioning to the control of Air Force Global Strike Command on Dec 1.

During his visits, General C. Robert stressed the importance of the strategic deterrence mission and the high standards it requires. He urged the organizations to stay focused on meeting the challenges of the transition to AFGSC.

"Perfection is the standard...it is a mindset that defines who you are and what you do. The mission requires extraordinary adherence to this standard, which requires hands-on leadership and constant commitment to accomplish it," said General C. Robert. "We've come a long way, we've made progress, but it's not time for high fives.
"I'm proud of all of you. Thank you for what you're doing. What an honor and privilege it has been to have the ICBM force as part of Air Force Space Command. Stay focused. Our country demands that of us...of you."

The move of the 90th Missile Wing, 91st Missile Wing, and 341st Missile Wing to AFGSC is part of an Air Force plan to consolidate strategic nuclear resources, including those from Air Combat Command and Air Force Space Command, under a single commander.

Space and missile wings have been part of AFSPC since 1993, but as part of the Air Force's nuclear roadmap developed by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, combining strategic nuclear deterrence and global strike capabilities under a single major-command-level organization will better serve the needs of combatant commanders worldwide.
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