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With the June 1,1992, Stand Down of the Strategic Air Command and merger of SAC into the new USSTRATCOM, the Elite Guard continues the tradition of providing security for the resources of the new command.  Some pictures are posted that show the retirement of the SAC shield and pictures of the STRATCOM Elite Guard under the 55th SFS.
 


The 55th Wing is the host unit at Offutt Air Force Base and the largest wing within Air Combat Command. The wing conducts global reconnaissance missions and provides support functions not only for wing operations but also for the multitude of associate units on Offutt AFB.

The 55th Wing is one of the most diversified wings in the Air Force with responsibilities in worldwide reconnaissance, command and control communications, airlift and a full complement of support organizations.

The 55th Wing commander oversees the wing special staff and the five functional groups which compose the wing. The special staff totals several hundred people in specialty areas such as finance, legal, public affairs, inspections, history, safety, manpower, quality improvement, protocol and administration.

The 55th wing employs 46 aircraft, including 13 models of seven different types. Mission responsibility includes the Air Force's most diverse flying operations supporting worldwide reconnaissance, command and control, Presidential support, and nuclear treaty verification.


SAC Retirement

Retiring the SAC Shield SrA Kris Zhea & SSgt Larry Pinkham    SAC Shield Retirement 1Jun 1992 SrA Kris Zhea and SSgt Larry Pinkham             Color Guard for ACC Security Police Conference 1994. l to r: A1C Nick Yanez, Sgt Gregory Brown, SSgt Larry Pinkham, A1C Shane Sizemore, A1C Travis Crawford   



 

Photos submitted by Daniel J. Beaudoin  USSTRATCOM Elite Guard, Officer-In-Charge, 55 SFS
 

                                           
 



 

STRATCOM Elite Guard

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1995 Secretary of  Defense William Perry Arrival

                       


Vice Admiral Jones Retirement Ceremony

                   


USSTRATCOM Elite Guard, A and B Flights  (circa 1993 - 1994)
Photos courtesy of Brian Harlow

Back row: (3) MSgt Wayne Banks (6) SrA or SSgt Jason Sutton-went on to become a MTI (8) SSgt Ron Slagle (12) Amn or A1C Daniel Deschamps - went to NAOC (13) TSgt Davis 10Front row: (1) Superintendant SMSgt McCoy (3) "A" Flight Flt chief TSgt Stolpe (4) SSgt Jorge Caro (6)  A1C or SrA Brian Harlow (7) Siglock (8) Amn or A1C Joseph B. Brukiewa (9) Wrona (10) SrA Raul "Roy" Avalos (12) Yanez(?) (13) SrA Mark Dall (14) TSgt or MSgt Johnny Ghivan    Back row: (3) MSgt Wayne Banks (6) SrA or SSgt Jason Sutton-went on to become a MTI (8) SSgt Ron Slagle (12) Amn or A1C Daniel Deschamps - went to NAOC (13) TSgt Davis 10Front row: (1) Superintendant SMSgt McCoy (3) "A" Flight Flt chief TSgt Stolpe (4) SSgt Jorge Caro (6)  A1C or SrA Brian Harlow (7) Siglock (8) Amn or A1C Joseph B. Brukiewa (9) Wrona (10) SrA Raul "Roy" Avalos (12) Yanez(?) (13) SrA Mark Dall (14) TSgt or MSgt Johnny Ghivan    Brian Harlow on post   


July 2004

    SSgt Han with Stratcom Elite Color Guard                                 Lt Col Keithley    MSgt Todd DePorters       


July 2006

                                                                           


May 2008

                       


Brent Randolph's Retirement
 

                                                       



General LeMay's Final Inspection
 

           


 

 

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