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New nuclear command center meets requirements for operational capability

New nuclear command center meets requirements for operational capability

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April 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Strategic Command has declared the new nuclear command center in Nebraska has reached initial operational capability. The center's readiness was determined Wednesday, according to an Air Force news release. The Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Enterprise Center, known as NC3, is located at Offutt Air Force Base. NC3 is involved in restructuring situation monitoring, decision-making, force direction, force management and planning. Offutt became the host base for the U.S. Strategic Command, known as USSTRATCOM, which was established in 1992 from the Strategic Air Command and the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff. It comprises the Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force branches. USSTRATCOM has taken over the modernization of NC3 from the Air Force Global...