Brief History of AFNWC

Activated on March 31, 2006, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) is the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) center of excellence for nuclear materiel management (NMM). 

The center is charged with delivering nuclear capabilities that warfighters use every day to deter and assure. AFNWC is also responsible for synchronizing NMM across AFMC and the Air Force, as well as with our interagency partners in the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). 

The center is composed of elements at 18 locations to include Kirtland AFB, New Mexico; Hill AFB, Utah; Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; Eglin AFB, Florida; and Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. 

It is headquartered at Kirtland AFB, a base with a long history of involvement in weapons development and sustainment. The center draws its heritage from the Special Weapons Command, later named the Air Force Special Weapons Center, which was based at Kirtland Air Force Base from 1949 to 1976.

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