AIR FORCE NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS CENTER (NC3)
NC3 Fact Sheet:
The United States Air Force Nuclear Command, Control and Communications Center (USAF NC3 Center), established on Oct. 1, 2016, is a sub-organization of Air Force Global Strike Command tasked to provide technical and operational support to maintain the health of communication links between the National Military Command Authority and the nuclear warfighters of the U.S. Air Force.
Located at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, the NC3 Center has 236 personnel assigned and consists of five major directorates: Communications, Governance and Training, Logistics, Operations and Plans, Programs and Requirements.
The USAF NC3 Center mission ensures national leadership has a survivable, secure and resilient communications path for issuing nuclear orders to the warfighter. It is responsible for command lead management of Air Force Global Strike Command – owned portions of the NC3 Weapon System. It also provides a focal point for support to all Air Force Elements of the National NC3 System.
Provide survivable and agile Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications from the President to combat-ready forces.
AF NC3 Center Strategic Goals
– Provide NC3 systems operational, logistics, planning, programming and communications support
– Provide “Direct Support” to the HQ AFGSC staff
– Provide liaison support to NC3 Using and Supporting MAJCOMs
– Provide governance support for the NLCC/NC3 Council framework