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For some strange reason, three out of the four E-4B National Military Command aircraft available to the US Air Force, are now airborne.  This seems unusual in the absence of any known threat.

The Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post, with the project name "Nightwatch", is a strategic command and control military aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF).

The E-4 series was specially modified from the Boeing 747-200B for the National Emergency Airborne Command Post (NEACP) program. The E-4 serves as a survivable mobile command post for the National Command Authority, namely the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and successors.

The four E-4Bs are operated by the 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron of the 595th Command and Control Group located at Offutt Air Force Base, near Omaha, Nebraska. An E-4B when in action is denoted a "National Airborne Operations Center".

Two of the aircraft were damaged by a tornado which struck Offutt Air Force Base.  One of those has since been repaired.   So ALL of the available NEACP aircraft are, right now, airborne.

Strange. . .

 

UPDATE 3:38 PM EST --

 North Korea appears to have mobilized tens of thousands of troops and civilians for a massive military parade next week, South Korean officials said Monday.

Earlier this month, Seoul detected 13,000 personnel near Pyongyang's Mirim Airport, training in what appeared to be a rehearsal for a military parade to mark the founding of the North Korean army on Feb. 8.

However, the figure has risen to roughly 50,000 as of late, according to multiple officials in Seoul.

While it is highly likely this mobilization is, in fact, for the upcoming parade, it may also be a ruse.  Preparation for something else ????

 

 

 

 

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