Established on March 21, 1946, the Strategic Air Command assumed jurisdiction over 32 airfields and installations of the U.S. Army Air Forces, acquiring part of the personnel and facilities of the Continental Air Forces, the World War II command tasked with the air defense of the continental United States. Continental Air Forces headquarters was located at Bolling Field in the District of Columbia and SAC assumed occupancy until relocating SAC headquarters to Andrews Field. As the mission of the Strategic Air Command evolved its headquarters would move to Offutt AFB, include intercontinental ballistic missiles into its mission and span the globe to fulfill its motto of “Peace is our Profession.”

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