Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center

Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center AFNWC synchronizes all nuclear materiel management on behalf of Air Force Materiel Command. This is a moderated forum and all comments will be reviewed.

The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) established on March 31, 2006, is the nuclear-focused center within Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) synchronizing all aspects of nuclear materiel management on behalf of the AFMC commander and in direct support of Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). Headquartered at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, the center has over 2,000 military and civil

ian personnel at 20 locations worldwide and consists of five major ex*****on directorates: Air Delivered Capabilities; Minuteman III Systems; Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Integration; Nuclear Technology and Integration; and Sentinel Systems. It also has several functional directorates and its commander is dual-hatted as the Air Force Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Strategic Systems. In addition, the NC3 Integration director is dual-hatted as the Air Force PEO for NC3. COMMENT POLICY:
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The holiday season has begun. Have a safe and happy holiday, no matter what you celebrate.

The holiday season has begun. Have a safe and happy holiday, no matter what you celebrate.


We're highlighting our Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center for day 8 of the 24 Days of AFMC and their efforts to build our next generation of nuclear weapons experts!

More than 20 students learned about the day-to-day challenges Airmen face by working through real-world scenarios during the 2023 Air-Launched Cruise Missile Summer Training Program held at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma this past summer.

The ALCM Summer Training Program is an opportunity to expose the next generation to the functionalities of a program office and educate students about the ongoing career opportunities available in the nuclear weapons field. The program affords students a fun way to learn more about the Air Force mission and includes tours, presentations and hands-on team projects to promote the importance of communication and collaboration.

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For Day 5 of the 24 Days of AFMC, we wanted to highlight the AFMC Family Connection initiative which has made tremendous progress this year in ensuring our AFMC uniformed and civilian spouses and family members are connected to the resources they need to thrive in all aspects of life.

In addition to a robust set of resources available to family members on the USAF Connect Mobile App, the Family Connection team hosted a series of interactive forums focused on the information our families ask about most--spouse employment, childcare, education, mental health, and resiliency. The plan is to conitnue to grow the program in 2024 to ensure we stay connected with all members of the AFMC family!

Learn more about the AFMC Family Connection at:

You can also download the USAF Connect mobile app to check out the resources.

And, if you missed the virtual events, check out the links here:

Mental Health and Resiliency:

Employment and Education:

Family Care:


Brig. Gen. Colin J. Connor, Air Force Global Strike Command Director of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Modernization, recently highlighted the future of the LGM-35A Sentinel during the annual


: Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts are available to eligible this year! There’s two weeks left in Open Season to learn about DCFSA and decide if it’s right for you and your family.

For more information and to sign-up now through Dec. 11, visit:


It's December 1, and that means it's time to launch our annual 24 Days of AFMC! This is where we post throughout December about highlights and successes across the command in 2023.

Today we're kicking things off with the 2023 AFMC Strategic Plan! Released at the start of this year, the Strategic Plan outlines our command mission priorities and focus areas as we execute our critical missions in powering the world's greatest Air Force.

Our teams across the command continue to make progress on delivering integrating capabilities, strengthening our team, revolutionizing processes and amplifying warfighter culture each an every day.

Learn more about the Strategic Plan at:

Together we are one AFMC...powering the world's greatest Air Force!


Keeping the missile mission going.

United States Air Force airmen assigned to the 91st Missile Maintenance Squadron retract a transporter erector device, which transports, stores and places the Minuteman III missile, as part of a training exercise at Minot Air Force Base, N.D.


Power stance for our Native American Airmen today! Thank you for your cultural heritage and contributions to our past, present and future.


We're building our force of the future faster & smarter!

The Air Force Materiel Command continues to bolster civilian accessions by capitalizing on new, flexible recruitment policies and processes to attract and attain diverse talent across the enterprise.

The command’s time-to-hire is at an all-time low, down 54% since dedicated reform efforts began in 2018, averaging 59.9 days to fill a position from recruitment-to-onboarding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. This is down from an average of 129 days five years ago. In-person and virtual hiring events, along with other recruiting efforts, have yielded approximately 8,400 external gains in FY23, the largest workforce growth in three years.

➡️Learn more about ongoing efforts and new hiring initiatives at


Finding childcare will be much easier for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) families on Air and Space Force bases thanks to the expansion of the Kinderspot app to all DAF CDCs by July 2024!

Kinderspot, he brainchild of Maj Jacque Vasta when she was an Executive Officer at AFMC, helps families to offer or find weeklong blocks of time for rent at the CDC.

Kinderspot helps CDCs maximize schedule availability and offers families more flexibility to plan for their childcare needs. The app, currently supporting preschool age and younger children, enables families already enrolled at a DAF CDC to offer their weeklong blocks of time to other families, receiving a credit to their account when another family rents their spot.

It's great to see an innovative idea take flight, especially when it takes care of our families!

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Great news for military spouse entrepreneurs!

The Air Force is now offering military spouses reimbursement for small business costs, in addition to covering the costs of transferring professional licenses and certifications, when they experience a permanent change of station move with their service member spouse.

The Air Force-wide program provides financial relief of up to $1,000 to Airmen whose spouses incur small business expenses or to those who must obtain state new occupational licenses or certifications as a result of moving

Get the details -->


Raise your hand if you like science, technology, engineering or math!🙋‍♂️

Great, that’s what we like to call a future Airman. Happy !


Are you considering adoption? There are many benefits for military families who adopt. Here are some things you should know about the process.


Policy Change: Department of Defense Retired Civilians in possession of a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card


Our and have endured and survived challenges most Americans will never know. Their strength and sacrifices do not go unnoticed. This month we honor our veterans, service members and their families for all they do for our country.


During the month of November, we celebrate the cultures, traditions and legacy of and . We recognize the important contributions Native peoples have made to national defense and are grateful for those who have served this nation with valor.

Check out our National spotlight page:


Have a safe, spooky day!



The Navy observance of the third week of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month focuses on best practices to implement while working remotely or off duty. 


It’s never easy leaving home to answer the call of duty. 💛 🇺🇸

Today is a day to honor all service members who are deployed or have been deployed in service to this country. We recognize the sacrifices they make and their families make during deployments. We thank you for your strength and bravery, always!


This month and every month, the Department of the Air Force is committed to helping combat domestic violence and provide resources for victims. Know the signs and how to get help: 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).


During the visit, Allvin met with 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing leaders to gather insight into the only U.S. Air Force base holding two-thirds of the nuclear triad.


💰💲What a great Fiscal Year 2023 close-out!

The Air Force Materiel Command ended Fiscal Year 2023 on a high note, with record small business and contracting successes, and 99.9% obligated across financial portfolios.

From F-35A and KC-46A investments to ABMS, nuclear modernization, NGAD, hypersonics and more, AFMC continues to power the world's greatest Air Force across the mission enterprise.

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The DAF actions are the result of a 90-day cross-functional review directed by Kendall in January after an inspector general investigation was initiated in response to allegations concerning the


Embracing the Department’s three-year theme of “Powering Possibility,” the installation energy program is pursuing a series of pilot initiatives that showcase the department’s forward-looking approach


National Disability Awareness Month in October is an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of team members with disabilities who help with the Air Force missions across the enterprise.


National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a time to showcase and honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the Defense Department and the nation.


Today, we recognize the many contributions Indigenous peoples’ have made to history and celebrate their cultures that enrich our world.

Some good information to keep in mind for  .

Some good information to keep in mind for .

Good stuff from our teams at Air Force Cyber:

Bots--Cyborgs--Trolls--Sock Puppets--Amplifiers

You want to be NONE of the above.

Strategic competitors, adversaries and proxies use information to gain an advantage over the U.S. joint force.

Adversarial disinformation campaigns and influence operations are “gray zone” activities that use technology and tactics to disguise themselves, making it challenging to identify the source of the content.

Don’t be a target; help mature Information Warfare across the services and the globe by being able to outthink, outmaneuver and outfight any adversary or threat.

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