United States Strategic Command
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
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
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.
Photos submitted by Daniel J.
Beaudoin USSTRATCOM Elite Guard, Officer-In-Charge, 55 SFS
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
Brent Randolph's Retirement
General LeMay's Final Inspection