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Guardian Sword

Active duty, retired and veteran pioneers from across the ICBM community met at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Oct. 7 for a three-day 50th anniversary of the ICBM commemoration.

The ceremonies included a Guardian Sword event, a brainstorming session on how to make the strategic-deterrent mission more efficient; a ”Curtain Raiser” reception; a four-part symposium; a commemoration dinner; a technology exposition; a memorial service; and a painting dedication.

Attendees included Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley; Gen. Kevin Chilton, U.S. Strategic Command commander; Gen. C. Robert Kehler, Air Force Space Command commander; and Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, Air Force Global Strike Command commander.

America's ICBM force is deployed across almost 35,000 square miles of the Great Plains. The missiles are operated, secured, maintained and sustained every minute of the day by almost 10,000 dedicated Airmen.

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Taken on October 7, 2009