SAC-STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND OFFUTT AFB
USAF COMMAND AND CONTROL
AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE CAME INTO EXSISTANCE, THEY HAD SURPLUS PROP DRIVEN AIRCRAFT AND ALOT OF OTHER HAND ME DOWNS BUT THANKS TO MEN LIKE GENERAL CURTIS LEMAY THEY TURNED THE USAF INTO A ONE COHESIVE TEAM ENTRUSTED WITH THE DEFENSE OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES FROM ANY ENEMY RED CHINESE OR COMMUNIST SOVIET UNION,AND THE KEEPER OF THE NUCLEAR GENIE ONLY USED TWICE,THE USAF WAS ENTRUSTED WITH THE TASK OF CARRYING THESE NEW WEAPONS OF WAR DEEP INTO THE ENEMIES HEARTLAND AND DECAPITATING ITS POLITICAL AND MILITARY LEADERSHIP AND ALSO KEEPING OUR ENEMIES FROM GETTING ANY NUCLEAR DEVICE INTO THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES,THIS NEW MISSION REQUIRED MANY DIFFERENT UNITS FROM THE DISTANT EARLY WARNING RADAR STATIONS, TO THE AIRBORNE ALERT CREWS THAT FLEW MISSIONS THROUGHOUT THE COLD WAR 365 DAYS 7 DAYS A WEEK, THE AIR DEFENSE COMMANDS LOCATED OUTSIDE THE NATIONS CITIES WHERE INTERCEPTOR AIRCRAFT IDLED WAITING FOR THE KLAXON TO SCRAMBLE AND INTERCEPT INBOUND ENEMY AIRCRAFT ALSO THE USAF MISSILE CREWS DEEP IN SILOS FROM MAINE TO CALIFORNIA ON CONSTANT ALERT READY TO SEND THEIR ICBMS AT WHATEVER TARGET OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF APPROVED AND THE OTHER ANTI AIR CRAFT MISSILE SQUADRONS OUTFITTED WITH THE LATEST MISSILE WITH A NUCLEAR WARHEAD, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE USAF TURNED A BUNCH OF SURPLUS BASES AND AIRCRAFT INTO PERHAPS THE WORLDS TIGHTEST AND DEDICATED BRANCH OF THE ARMED FORCES DURING THE COLD WAR WITH THE MOTTO "PEACE THROUGH SUPERIOR FIREPOWER" THE STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND CONTROLLED THIS NUCLEAR FORCE AND NEVER HAD AN ACCIDENTAL NUCLEAR EXPLOSION EVEN WITH MOST USAF AIRCRAFT CARRYING SOMETYPE OF NUCLEAR ROCKET OR BOMB.THERE WERE ACCIDENTS BUT NEVER A BROKEN ARROW TYPE EVENT ,THE FOLLOWING FILM WHICH WAS POSTED AWHILE BACK IS BEING SHOWN IN ITS ENTIRE TWO PARTS.
Introduction to SAC
World War II left in its wake a conflict in ideology between the United States and the Soviet Union that quickly escalated into what became known as the “Cold War.” Toward deterring aggression, the U. S. built a vast nuclear arsenal, most of it under the control of the Strategic Air Command. The Soviet premier banged his shoe on the United Nation’s podium and screamed wildly at the American ambassador, “We will bury you.” SAC had over a thousand jet bombers that dared them to try. Tensions peaked in October, 1963 when the Soviets placed nuclear tipped missiles in Cuba and aimed them at the United States. Leaders of the two nations pushed “brinkmanship” to the limit and brought the world perilously close to nuclear holocaust. Years later, scientists discovered that a greenhouse effect would have resulted from such a confrontation. A carpet of ash and debris would have orbited the globe and blocked out sunlight. All plants would have died and this cataclysmic disruption of the food chain would have eventually destroyed all life on earth.
Throughout this chaos, America’s nuclear armada was on a hair trigger. SAC represented that its complex command and control technology precluded the possibility of an accidental nuclear war. SAC said it was Fail Safe. That just wasn’t true. There was always the threat of an electronic or mechanical malfunction and the ever-present risk that the unrelenting pressure would cause someone to panic and “push the button.”
During the 1970’s, tensions eased and both sides began a process of gradual disarmament. The next decade saw the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. SAC dismantled many of it’s missiles. Almost all of it’s bombers were placed in storage or scrapped for their metal. One-by-one, it’s bases were closed. In 1992, the Strategic Air Command was officially disbanded. It was the end of an era. Today the SAC museum maintains, “The Cold War didn’t just end … it was won.” For forty years SAC’s motto proclaimed, “Peace is Our Profession.” It had fulfilled that mission Our planet survived the most trying moments of it’s nuclear age and without question it was the single greatest threat that mankind has ever experienced.
OUTSIDE THE SAC HQ IN OFFUTT NEBRASKA "PEACE IS OUR PROFESSION" MISSING IS BUT WAR IS OUR TRADE"
THIS AIRCREW SCRAMBLES INTO THEIR B-47 STRATOJET BOMBER NOT KNOWING IF THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A LONG TRIP INTO THE SOVIET UNION
THE RED PHONE HOTLINE IN THE SAC WAR ROOM THE PHONE IS PART MYTH AND PART TRUTH AND NOBODYS TELLING,
THE WAR OR SITUATION ROOM WHERE UP TO THE MINUTE CONDITIONS ARE MONITORED WORLDWIDE
OVERSEAS BASE IN MOROCCO WHERE A WING OF USAF B-47s SIT ON ALERT WITH REFUELING AIRCRAFT
|NEACP PRONOUNCED "KNEECAP" WAS THE ALWAYS AIRBORNE BEFORE ONE COULD LAND ANOTHER WOULD NEED TO BE AIRBORNE THIS WAS TO ENSURE THAT IF A SURPRISE NUCLEAR STRIKE HIT ALL COMMAND CENTERS ONE WOULD ALWAYS BE ABLE TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE NUCLEAR FORCE THE "NATIONAL EMERGENCY AIRBORNE COMMAND POST" FLEW THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE COLD WAR EVERY DAY NIGHT ,HOLIDAY, NEACP WOULD BE MONITORING WORLD SITUATIONS WITH ITS BATTLE STAFF OF GENERAL AND OTHER HIGH ECHELON USAF MEMBERS THE OTHER BRANCHES OF THE ARMED SERVICES WITH NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES ALSO MAINTAINED AIRBORNE CPs THE US NAVY HAD "TACAMO" "TAKE CHARGE AND MOVE OUT" TO KEEP A COMMUNICATION CHANNEL OPEN WITH THEIR MISSILE SUBMARINES, EVEN TODAY AIRBORNE CP'S STILL FLY. |
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General LeMay & Bomber Deterrence
|A GREAT SHOT OF A B-47 TAKEOFF USING JATO JET ASSISTED TAKE OFF|
|HERE A SAC B-52 OUTFITTED "ACM NUCLEAR HOUND DOGS" GETS REFUELED DURING AN EXERCISE|