Nuclear Weapons Center

Nuclear Weapons Center
Nuclear Weapons Center
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Part of Air Force Materiel Command
Active 2006-Present
Country United States
Branch United States Air Force
Type Nuclear Experts
Role Combat Support
Size Center
Part of Air Force Materiel Command
Garrison/HQ Kirtland Air Force Base
Brigadier General Garrett Harencak



The center's mission is to ensure safe, secure, and reliable nuclear weapon systems to support the National Command Structure and the United States Air Force warfighter.


On 31 Mar 2006, the United States Air Force established the Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, the unit which oversees both the 377th Air Base Wing and 498th Armament Systems Wing. The NWC is on the east side of Kirtland AFB, N.M.

The Vision of the NWC is to be the Air Force's Center of Excellence for all nuclear weapon systems activities.

NWC strategic principle: Provide war-winning nuclear capabilities ... on time, on cost

Strategic goals · Maintain nuclear weapons system surety through timely and credible processes

· Enable the development and implementation of nuclear technology to maintain air, space and information dominance

· Sustain war-winning nuclear capabilities to ensure operational readiness and effectiveness

· Provide the work force with career development and progression opportunities

· Maintain and provide a quality work facility/environment

· Sustain a healthy, fit, safe, and ready work force


Major Command

Previous designations

  • Nuclear Weapons Center (2006–present)

Subordinate units



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