1979: Strategic Air Command held operation Global Shield
Strategic Air Command held operation Global Shield -- the first time every phase of its role in the Single Integrated Operations Plan, short of nuclear warfare, was exercised


By MSgt William Medema
Posted Friday, July 8, 2005

  
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Strategic Air Command held operation Global Shield -- the first time every phase of its role in the Single Integrated Operations Plan, short of nuclear warfare, was exercised. For eight days in July, active duty Air Force, reserve, and National Guard units acted in their wartime alert contingency roles, including dispersal of bombers to civilian airfields, and even including the test launch of two Minuteman III missiles. Hundreds of missiles, bombers, tankers, and other aircraft were fully involved.


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