20th Air Force
The Twentieth Air Force’s mission is: America’s ICBM Team Deterring Conflict With Professional People And Safe, Secure, Ready Missiles, Ready to Employ Force Upon Direction.
Twentieth Air Force has a proud heritage as America’s long-range strategic force. Activated April 4, 1944, the unit’s B-29 Superfortresses bombed the Japanese Islands. Twentieth Air Force bombers, the Enola Gay and Bock’s Car, brought an early end to World War II after they dropped the first atomic bombs on Japan. Twentieth Air Force units also supported United Nations’ forces during the Korean War.
Inactivated on March 1, 1955, the unit was reactivated Sept. 1, 1991, as a component of the Strategic Air Command and was located at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. Operationally responsible for all land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, Twentieth Air Force’s rebirth came at a time when America’s nuclear forces were entering a decade of unprecedented force reductions and changes. Spawned by the Cold War’s end and the breakup of the Soviet Union, these changes reshaped the basic fabric of the nation’s nuclear deterrent forces. For the men and women of America’s ICBM team, it proved to be a period of sustained, dramatic change. In the short years since its rebirth, Twentieth Air Force experienced three major command identities. After one year in Strategic Air Command and another year in Air Combat Command, Twentieth Air Force found a permanent home in Air Force Space Command in 1993. Twentieth Air Force headquarters’ location also changed in 1993, moving from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., to its current home at F.E. Warren.
ICBM force structure was reduced radically as well since the 1990s and early 21st Century, going from six wings to three, and from 1,000 alert ICBMs to 500. These reductions posed major leadership challenges for Airmen at all levels of command. In the last year, the Air Force reduced the force by another 50 ICBMs, leaving the Nation with 450 alert ICBMs in the inventory.
Twentieth Air Force headquarters is unique in that it has dual responsibilities to Air Force Space Command and United States Strategic Command. As the missile Numbered Air Force for AFSPC, Twentieth Air Force is responsible for maintaining, operating and securing the Air Force’s ICBM force. Designated as United States Strategic Command’s Task Force 214, Twentieth Air Force provides on-alert, combat-ready ICBMs to the President of the United States.
90th Missile Wing
Francis E. Warren Air Force Base is home to the 90th Missile Wing, which was activated July 1, 1963, with the original designation as the 90th Strategic Missile Wing. Warren became the nation’s first operational ICBM base with the introduction of the Atlas missile in 1958. Today, the Mighty Ninety operates 150 Minuteman III on full alert 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
In the early 1960s, 200 Minuteman I missiles replaced the Atlas. Unlike previous weapon systems, Minuteman had the capability of being fired from hardened and
widely dispersed underground silo launchers. The first Minuteman missiles deployed at Warren were the “B” models, which contained one warhead. These missiles incorporated significant advances beyond the liquid-fueled, remote-controlled Atlas missiles.
The 90th Missile Wing employs about 3,500 military and 960 civilian employees. Family members of assigned military members add another 5,445 to the local population. Also, some 5,000 military retirees live in the area.
The Minuteman III missiles are deployed over a 9,600-square mile area in three states: eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska and northern Colorado. They are dispersed in hardened silos to protect against attack and connected to 15 underground launch control centers through a system of hardened cables. Combat crews consisting of three officers perform around-the-clock alert in the centers. A variety of communication systems provide the president and secretary of defense with highly reliable, virtually instantaneous and direct contact with each launch crew.
From the start, Minuteman missiles have provided a quick-reacting, inertially-guided, highly-survivable component to America’s strategic triad. Today’s Minuteman III weapon system is the product of almost 30 years of continuous enhancement. The Minuteman III, which can carry a maximum of three warheads, replaced the Minuteman I in 1975. The Minuteman II missile was never deployed at Warren.
In 1988, 50 Peacekeeper missiles were brought on alert in modified Minuteman III missile silos. The Peacekeeper, the most powerful ICBM in the world, was capable of delivering 10 independently-targeted warheads with greater accuracy than any other ballistic missile.
Following the Cold War, the Air Force began restructuring and downsizing in 1992. Strategic Air Command and Tactical Air Command were inactivated June 1, 1992, and former elements, including the 90th Missile Wing, were aligned under the new Air Combat Command, headquartered at Langley AFB, Va. On July 1, 1993, Twentieth Air Force, headquarters for all U.S. ICBM operations, was realigned under Air Force Space Command, headquartered at Peterson AFB, Colo.
The 90th Missile Wing was selected as the first missile wing to upgrade Minuteman III launch control centers with the rapid execution and combat targeting (REACT) modification. Existing launch control centers had not been upgraded significantly since being brought online in the early 1960s. REACT replaced the outdated command and control consoles with a single, integrated, state of the art computer-processing console. Major improvements in automation allow combat crews to more rapidly process message traffic and carry out execution orders if needed.
With the ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the United States had until December 2001 to reduce its nuclear arsenal. As a result, the 90th Missile Wing reduced the Minuteman III fleet from three warheads permissible to a single warhead configuration. By Aug. 6, 2001, all 150 Minuteman IIIs had been converted to the single warhead, beating the treaty’s December deadline.
After completion of the deadlines required under START, other reductions were considered by the United States and Russia. The START II treaty, after being returned to the United States from Russia with several amendments, was never considered or ratified by Congress. Since that time, the president of the United States and the president of the Russian Federation have embarked on a new relationship, in a treaty called the Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty, to further reduce the nuclear arsenal to numbers that do not exceed 1,700-2,200 for each party.
The Peacekeeper missile, based at Warren, was fully deactivated in 2005. This deactivation was by unilateral decision of the United States and was not based on the requirements of a reduction treaty. Although all of the deadlines for the START Treaty were achieved by December 2001, the United States and Russia continue to abide by the START Treaty and it remains in force.
Regardless of the demands, the men and women of the 90th Missile Wing remain poised to accomplish their vital mission: “To defend America with the world’s premier combat ready ICBM force: On time, Every time, Any time.”
The Warren chaplain’s office offers two base chapels and many different ministries, activities and counseling services. For those wanting to become involved in the religious community, the Chapel offers a variety of opportunities: worship services, religious education, music ministries, fellowship and study groups for women, men, youth and singles as well as other special programs and ministries to meet the needs of the Warren community.
Chaplains minister to active duty and retired personnel and their family members. Religious involvement is not criteria for receiving help from the chaplain staff, and chaplains minister to people of all faiths.
Chaplains offer counseling for alcoholism, drugs, family, premarital and marital issues, moral issues, conscientious objector status, work-related and other areas of concern. The chaplains have 100% confidentiality.
Contact the chapel staff a (307) 773-3434 - DSN: 481-3434
The F.E. Warren Command Post provides continuous command and control capability for the 90th Missile Wing commander by accomplishing time-critical message processing, recalling wing members, making on- and off-base notifications and submitting time-critical reports to higher headquarters. The command post also recalls and provides support to the Commander’s Senior Staff (CSS) (formerly known as the Battlestaff). In addition, the command post supports Twentieth Air Force by providing support and accomplishing required reporting functions in support of the 91st and 341st Missile Wings. The Command Post also manages the wing’s status of resources and training system (SORTS) program and enhanced SORTS (ESORTS).
The 90th Comptroller Squadron focuses on providing customers with professional, accurate financial service in a timely manner. Customers include military members, civilian employees, support agencies on base, commanders, first sergeants, resource advisors and local vendors.
This support comes from three basic teams within the squadron: customer service, accounting liaison and budget.
The comptroller squadron provides in-processing and out-processing for military members, assistance with a multitude of pay-affecting documents, payments to local and national vendors and financial oversight to the wing, group and squadron commanders. In addition, 90 CPTS informs the wing and its members on matters of fiscal policy to include the government travel card, military pay, travel and PCS pay entitlements, thrift savings plan and fiscal law. For more information call (307) 773-1851.
Environmental Restoration Management
The mission of the F. E. Warren AFB Environmental Restoration Program is to identify, investigate and cleanup contamination associated with past Air Force activities. The vision is to execute and complete environmental cleanup using a risk-based approach, through partnerships with all interested parties and by the use of efficient and effective cleanup technologies. The goals are to:
- Pursue cost-effective remedial action strategies that are fully protective of human health and the environment.
- Offer open and sustained input into remedial decisions for all stakeholders.
- Use various management, partnering and contracting techniques to expedite the cleanup process and lower the program costs while achieving quality results.
An information repository is located at the city/county library and includes information gathered for all of the cleanup sites on the installation.
For more information call (307) 773-4355 or
The 90th Missile Wing History Office compiles and maintains an accurate and complete history of all units assigned under the wing. The History Office provides information to customer queries on current and past history of the wing, its assigned units, missions, lineage and honors, emblems and other historically significant events. The History Office also publishes the “History of the 90th Missile Wing” pamphlet on an on-going basis and provides historical inputs to public affairs for use in the Warren Sentinel. For more information call (307) 773-6062 or
The Air Force Inspector General Complaints Program is a leadership tool that:
- Indicates where command involvement is needed to correct systematic, programmatic or procedural weaknesses and ensures resources are used effectively and efficiently.
- Promptly and objectively resolve problems affecting the Air Force mission.
- Creates an atmosphere of trust in which issues can be objectively and fully resolved without retaliation or fear of reprisal.
- Assists commanders in instilling confidence in Air Force leadership.
In addition, the IG ensures the concerns of the Air Force community and the best interest of the Air Force are addressed through objective fact finding. To contact the IG, call 773-4800.
Staff Judge Advocate’s Office
The mission of the staff judge advocate’s office is to provide responsive and timely legal services in support of the 90th Missile Wing. The office provides a full range of legal services from advising commanders on military justice, administrative discharges, and civil law, to providing service members with legal counsel on a variety of topics including landlord-tenant issues, small claims, and wills.
Legal assistance is provided by appointment from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Tuesday and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, and on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday. Notaries are provided free of charge from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. Wills are accomplished on an appointment basis Wednesday mornings.
The office is located in Building 232 room 215. For more information call (307) 773-2256 or email 90MW/JA JudgeAdvocate@warren.af.mil.
Equal Opportunity Office
EO focuses on human relations issues by assisting commanders to improve mission effectiveness by countering the adverse effects of discrimination, sexual harassment and human relations conflicts.
EO provides human relations education to all people initially entering military or civil service as well as newcomers arriving to FEW from other bases. Equal opportunity awareness training, human relations education and briefings are available by request for individual work units, commander’s calls and work centers.
EO keeps commanders informed on matters of discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin or sex to include sexual harassment. Military members, family members and retirees may file discrimination complaints with the EO office.
For more information call (307) 773-2741 or e-mail 90MW.ME@warren.af.mil.
F.E. Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum
The F.E. Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum has two missions. The primary mission is to explain the development of the Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles from the Atlas to the present day Minuteman III missile. The second mission is the story as the oldest active base in the Air Force system and the interpretation of the rich heritage of the base and region from 1867 to present day. The museum is housed in the 1894 Post Headquarters building, which is one of the several hundred buildings listed on the National Register. Exhibits offer a unique look at how the base has grown and changed over the years.
Lithographs of historic buildings and quarters, ornaments, books and many other gifts are available at the bookstore. The museum is located at 7405 Barnes Loop and is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The museum is closed weekends and holidays. For more information please visit the Warren ICBM & Heritage Museum, 7405 Barnes Loop, F. E. Warren AFB, WY 82005, or call (307) 773-2980.
Plans and Programs
The 90th Wing Plans and Programs Office manages three key areas for the Commander: Exercise Coordination, Plans Management and Critical Infrastructure Program.
Within the Exercise Coordination section, the XP office plans, implements and evaluates base-wide exercises and manages the wing exercise evaluation teams.
The Plans Management section monitors and ensures that all wing plans are updated annually and tracks progression of each plan during the review process.
The Critical Infrastructure Program (CIP) is responsible for collecting all CIP information from the groups to enter into the CIP database.
The public affairs staff operates as the wing commander’s liaison with the internal Warren community, the external communities surrounding the base and missile field and the media.
Their mission is to keep the public informed of the ICBM mission through active community relations, external and internal programs for the 90th Missile Wing commander. From the earliest days of the base’s rich history, reaching back to 1867 as Fort D.A. Russell, the base has been at the forefront of our nation’s defense. From muskets to missiles, the base has had an important role in meeting our country’s national security objectives.
Public affairs provides support for tours, speakers, wing mission and historic information, as well as logistical support when authorized.
The public affairs office writes and edits the “Warren Sentinel,” the weekly wing newspaper, and www.warren.af.mil, the base Web site.
Public affairs provides members and their families a direct line to ask questions of the wing commander through the commander’s action line at 773-4422. Feel free to call the action line for answers to questions or problems.
For more information call (307) 773-3381 or e-mail: 90MW.PA@warren.af.mil. To provide story ideas for the base newspaper, e-mail: Sentinel@warren.af.mil.
The 90th Missile Wing Safety Office is responsible for maintaining safe working and living conditions for the entire base. Three sections comprise the safety office: ground safety, flight safety and weapons safety.
Ground safety manages the wing’s ground safety program, including operational and occupational safety, industrial safety, contractual safety requirements, sports and recreation safety and traffic safety. Ground safety also ensures ground mishaps are investigated and reported in accordance with applicable Air Force instructions.
Flight safety monitors the flying operations of the wing’s helicopter flight, investigates all aircraft mishaps within the wing’s area of responsibility and directs the wing’s flight mishap prevention programs.
Weapons safety monitors operations involving explosives to ensure the wing’s units understand and comply with all safety standards. The weapons safety program comprises three disciplines: explosive safety, missile safety and nuclear surety.
Treaty Compliance Office
The treaty compliance office is a liaison office working directly for the 90th Missile Wing commander conducting short notice inspections in response to international treaties such as The Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty (SORT; also known as the Moscow Treaty), the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), and Open Skies. The replacement for the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) - called New START - is signed but not yet ratified.
Once ratified and entered into force, the New START - like the START Treaty before it - would require inspections on-site here at Warren by Russian inspectors. Inspections are now categorized as Types; with Type One being a combined field and base inspection and Type Two designed to confirm silo elimination should F.E. Warren be directed to eliminate the Peacekeeper Silos.
The New START is a ten-year Treaty - with requirements to achieve reductions at the seven-year point - to reduce strategic warhead numbers to a total of 1,550 on deployed ICBMs, SLBMs, and Heavy Bombers; 700 deployed strategic delivery vehicles, and 800 deployed and non-deployed strategic launchers. The 2002 Moscow Treaty terminates upon entry into force of the New
90th Operations Group
The 90th OG has command and control of 15 missile alert facilities and 150 ICBM missiles in a 9,600 square mile area covering three states. The 90th Operations Support Squadron, 319th, 320th and 321st Missile Squadrons, and the 37th Helicopter Squadron comprise the 90th OG. More than 450 missileers, pilots, chefs and facility managers work together to accomplish the mission of providing the Unites States Strategic Command with nuclear deterrent capability.
The Missile Alert Facility (MAF) provides shelter and work space for support and security members. The Launch Control Capsule (LCC) is a fully self-sufficient entity with its own air, power and water supplies, providing survivable command and control capabilities. A two-officer missile combat crew performs 24-hour alert duties in Minuteman III hardened underground LCCs. A variety of communication systems provide the president and secretary of defense with highly reliable, virtually instantaneous direct command for each launch crew.
90th Operations Support Squadron
The 90th OSS is the training and testing arm of the 90th Operations Group. They maintain the weapon system proficiency of 245 combat-ready crew members. In addition, they ensure combat readiness through emergency war order, cryptographic codes, weapon system, and chef/facility manager training. The 90th OSS is responsible for all targeting and cryptographic codes accuracy for the wing’s 150 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. Finally, the 90th OSS delivers mission-critical intelligence and weather support to 20th Air Force and 90th Missile Wing.
319th Missile Squadron
The 319th Missile Squadron is comprised of approximately 90 officers and enlisted members. Five two-officer Missile Combat Crews from the squadron deploy daily to man underground Launch Control Centers which are spread throughout 3,200 square miles in eastern Wyoming, western Nebraska and northern Colorado. These crews ensure proper configuration, security and maintenance of the 50 Minuteman III ICBMs assigned to the squadron. On-site enlisted squadron members who support the crew during their 24-hour alert tour include a facility manager, charged with maintaining the topside portion of the alert facility, and a chef, who masterfully prepares meals for the Missile Combat Crew and any personnel visiting or assigned to the remote facility.
320th Missile Squadron
The 320th Missile Squadron activated in 1964 with five flights of ten Minuteman I Missiles. Today, the squadron is comprised of approximately 90 officers and enlisted members who ensure the safe, secure and reliable operation of fifty Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Five highly trained two-officer squadron Missile Combat Crews deploy daily to man underground Launch Control Centers which are spread throughout western Nebraska and northern Colorado—the squadron’s portion of 90th Missile Wing’s 9,600 square mile missile field. On-site enlisted squadron members who support the Missile Combat Crew during their 24-hour alert tour include a facility manager, charged with maintaining the topside portion of the alert facility, and a culinary professional, who masterfully prepares meals for the Missile Combat Crew as well as for all personnel visiting or assigned to the remote facility. The 320th Missile Squadron is ready to fight anytime, anywhere.
321st Missile Squadron
The 321st Missile Squadron is responsible for five missile alert facilities and 50 launch facilities located in northern Colorado and western Nebraska. This team of 100 missile combat crew members, facility managers, and chefs ensures the readiness, security and reliability of our nation’s strategic deterrent force. Seven days a week, 365 days a year, missile combat crews command and control 50 Minuteman III ICBMs from the underground launch control centers and are trained to execute the nuclear mission if called upon to do so. In addition, facility managers perfectly maintain the squadron’s missile alert facilities in accordance with strict standards and the chefs prepare nutritious meals for site personnel. These exceptional professionals, known as “Green Tails,” are on alert in the heartland of America, directly contributing to national security.
37th Helicopter Squadron
The mission of the 37th Helicopter Squadron is to contribute to the defense of America by providing aerial support to the 90 MW. The 37 HS operates UH-1N Bell Helicopters in support of four missions: wartime contingencies, wing support, training and search and rescue.
Wartime contingencies support provides a flexible, rapid-response aerial platform in support of wartime requirements.
The squadron support mission encompasses aerial surveillance for off-base movement of nuclear weapons, emergency deployments of security response forces throughout the base and missile field and 24-hour coverage for priority airlift of cargo and passengers.
Through an agreement with civilian law enforcement and regional hospitals, 37 HS assists with search and rescue and airlift medical evacuations in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.
90th Maintenance Group
The 90th Maintenance Group is responsible for maintaining 150 Minuteman III ICBMs, and 15 associated missile alert facilities throughout a 9,600 square mile tri-state area. The professional members of the maintenance group work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure the world’s most powerful ICBM force remains safe, reliable and effective. They provide training and evaluation for over 600 maintenance personnel, maintaining over 200 specialized maintenance vehicles and thousands of mission specific pieces of equipment.
The men and women of the 90th Missile Maintenance Squadron maintains the alert posture of 150 Minuteman III ICBMs and 15 associated Missile Alert Facilities. The squadron provides organizational and intermediate level repair for reentry systems, missile guidance systems, downstages, mission-critical communications equipment and power/environmental control systems. Its members also maintain required special-purpose vehicles and support equipment.
The 90th Maintenance Operations Squadron is responsible for controlling, planning, scheduling, training, parts disbursement and administrative support of the maintenance activities of over 400 personnel who maintain 150 Minuteman III and 15 associated missile alert facilities on strategic alert throughout a 9,600 square mile tri-state area.
90th Mission Support Group
The 90th Mission Support Group provides mission support to Twentieth Air Force, the 90th Missile Wing and all associate organizations. This support includes base engineering, food services, billeting, recreational programs, transportation, contracting support, central base administration and educational and personnel services for more than 4,000 military and civilian employees and their families. Five squadrons comprise the 90th Mission Support Group; 90th Civil Engineer Squadron, 90th Communications Squadron, 90th Contracting Squadron, 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 90th Force Support Squadron.
90th Civil Engineer Squadron - 90 CES
The 90th Civil Engineer Squadron maintains many base historic facilities and provides the quality control and assignment of base housing. The squadron designs, constructs, maintains and plans future development of all on-base and missile site facilities. The squadron is also responsible for maintaining all base pavements and grounds, through reconstruction and snow removal. The 90th Civil Engineer Squadron consists of the engineering flight, environmental flight, housing flight, missile engineering flight, operations flight, resource flight, fire department and the explosive ordnance disposal flight.
90th Communications Squadron - 90 CS
The 90th Communications Squadron plans, manages, operates and maintains fixed command, control, communications, computers and administrative systems, equipment, personnel and facilities for the wing and its associates in support of emergency war action message traffic. The squadron also provides a wide variety of communications-computer and administrative services to the wing and manages the base computer network and all e-mail accounts, web servers and network defense operations. They also provide visual information and publication support, which includes still photography, video documentation and production, graphic arts and video teleconferencing. The publishing element manages publications and AFI supplements.
90th Contracting Squadron - 90 CONS
The 90th Contracting Squadron supports all wing local purchase requirements. The squadron works directly with all wing agencies to ensure timely and cost effective purchases of goods and services.
90th Logistics Readiness Squadron - 90 LRS
The 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron manages the base vehicle fleet of more than 750 vehicles and provides transportation services for Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. The squadron also manages the supply and logistics planning functions for the wing.
90th Force Support Squadron
The 90th Force Support Squadron provides responsive, credible and essential employment, personnel services, human resource development/management, education and training for our military and civilian workforce and family support for more than 10,000 personnel and is responsible for the First Term Airmen’s Center and the Airman Leadership School. The 90th FSS also provides combat support and community service programs to enhance the quality of life of Department of Defense members. The programs offered by the squadron are for fun, fitness, peace of mind, personal development and relaxation. Force Support offers a variety of activities and events that can help maximize time spent visiting or working at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base. Activities and programs are advertised on the Internet at www.90fss.com, in the base newspaper and through a free monthly mailer.
90th Medical Group
The 90th Medical Group’s mission is to provide exemplary health and preventive care to nearly 14,000 eligible beneficiaries. Clinic hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Services include family practice, flight medicine, pediatrics, mental health/family advocacy and dental. Also provided are a laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, physical therapy, allergy/immunotherapy and a health and wellness center at Freedom Hall. As Warren has no emergency room, patients must call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room (locally, proceed to Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, 214 East 23rd Street).
Appointments for all clinics can be obtained by calling (307) 773-3461 beginning at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays. Flight Medicine holds active-duty sick call on a walk-in basis from 7 to 7:30 a.m. weekdays. If urgent care is needed after hours (to include dental for active duty), please utilize the “Take Care of Yourself/Child” book or call the on-call primary care manager at (307) 773-3461. For information on local dentists that participate in the United Concordia Dependent Dental Plan, call the TRICARE Operations and Patient Administration Flight at (307) 773-3011.
90th Security Forces Group
The 90th Security Forces Group provides command and control for more than 1,100 security forces directly responsible for active defense of the weapons storage area, 150 Minuteman III missiles and 15 missile alert facilities geographically separated throughout 9,600 square miles of a missile complex spanning three states. The squadron also provides law enforcement protection for a community of more than 3,000 military and family members located on a 5,946-acre military installation. The 90th SFG also manages the information security, force protection, combat arms training and maintenance, resource protection, armory, pass and identification and personnel security programs for Warren.
The 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron provides continuous security for the 90th Missile Wing and ICBM force. The squadron’s mission includes the protection of 15 MAFs and 150 Minuteman III missiles on constant 24-hour alert throughout a 9,600-square-mile area spanning three states. The squadron also sustains a combat-ready force deployable worldwide in support of wartime and peacetime taskings.
The 790th Missile Security Forces Squadron provides security for priority resources covering the 9,600-square-mile missile complex in support of emergency war orders, including camper teams for launch facilities with inoperative alarms, security escorts for maintenance trips and mobile fire teams for daily security, open launcher security and nuclear weapon movements. The squadron also maintains combat-ready forces deployable worldwide.
The 90th Security Support Squadron provides support for the wing security mission by coordinating security actions in the 12,600 square-mile missile field. The squadron also trains more than 1,100 Security Forces members and provides combat arms training for the installation. The squadron operates a fleet of more than 200 vehicles, maintains non-contingency individual equipment and worldwide deployment assets.
The 90th Security Forces Squadron provides continuous base security for the nation’s most powerful ICBM wing. The members of the squadron maintain the safety of the base community through the proactive enforcement of federal laws and multiple community services, and the unit maintains the security of numerous resources associated with the Minuteman III missiles assigned to the 90th Missile W.