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Retired Maj. Gen. Robert Parker, the first commander to lead the Airborne Launch Control System in 1967, ceremoniously cuts the anniversary cake with a saber alongside Capt. Paul Bouvier, a missileer assigned to the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, at the 50th Anniversary celebration held June 2. the Patriot Club, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Over 80 Airmen both active duty and retired attended the event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Airborne Launch Control System. (U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger) ALCS celebrates 50 years
As the Air Force celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, America’s airborne missileers are also celebrating their own milestone as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary for the Airborne Launch Control System.Since 1967, a relatively small cadre of elite airborne missileers have stood alert, providing the U.S. a survivable ICBM launch capability in the
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