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Strategic Air Command (SAC)

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"Peace is Our Profession"

The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was both a Department of Defense Specified Command and a United States Air Force (USAF) Major Command (MAJCOM) responsible for command and control of two of the three components of the U.S. military's strategic nuclear strike forces, the so-called "Nuclear Triad," with SAC having control of land-based strategic bomber aircraft and intercontinental ballistic missiles or ICBMs (the other being submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM)). SAC also operated all strategic reconnaissance aircraft, all strategic airborne command post aircraft, and all USAF aerial refueling aircraft, to include those in the Air Force Reserve (AFRES) and Air National Guard (ANG), with the exception of those KB-50, WB-50 and WB-47 aircraft operated through the mid and late 1960s, KC-97 aircraft through the late 1970s, and HC-130 and MC-130 aircraft operated by Tactical Air Command (TAC), Military Airlift Command (MAC), and from 1990 onward, the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), or associated AFRES (now Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and ANG aerial refueling aircraft operationally gained by TAC, MAC or AFSOC

*60mm x 60mm, chrome plated, zinc alloy, enameled
*Attaches with 3M adhesive for easy application

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