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Strategic Communications Wing 1


Our Wing consists of three squadrons and a Wing staff that employs over 1,300 active-duty sailors and 100 contractors to provide maintenance, security, operations, administration, training and logistic support for the E-6 Mercury aircraft fleet.

Our primary mission is to receive, verify and retransmit Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) to US strategic forces. Additionally, OC-ALC airframe artisans perform depot work on the Navy's E-6 Mercury aircraft, which are based on the Boeing 707 airframe. The Wing also operates alert facilities for E-6B aircraft at Travis AFB, California and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.


  • Captain David M. Gardner

    Deputy Commander, Strategic Communications Wing 1

  • Command Master Chief Jacob N. Stovall

    Command Master Chief, Strategic Communications Wing 1

  • Captain Britton "Britt" Windeler

    Commodore, Strategic Communications Wing 1

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