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Exercise Global Thunder 2012
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – Airmen from the 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron assembled an improvised ramp onto a Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 22 on Minot Air Force Base. The cargo loaded included this bomb lift truck. Airmen from the 5th LRS, along with others across the base, worked to support Global Thunder 12. Exercise Global Thunder 12 is U.S. Strategic Command’s annual field training and battle staff exercise, designed to exercise all mission areas with primary emphasis on nuclear command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley N. Avecilla)
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Minot Airmen participate in GT 2012

Posted 11/3/2011   Updated 11/4/2011 Email story   Print story

    


by Airman 1st Class Jessica McConnell
Minot Air Force Base Public Affairs


11/3/2011 - MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D.  -- The 91st Missile Wing and the 5th Bomb Wing participated in the U.S. Strategic Command worldwide exercise, Global Thunder 12 from Oct. 19 - 27.

Exercise Global Thunder 12 is U.S. Strategic Command's annual field training and battle staff exercise, designed to exercise all mission areas with primary emphasis on nuclear command and control.

Global Thunder provides training opportunities for forces to deter, and if necessary, defeat a military attack against the United States - employing forces as directed by the president.

"Strategic deterrence, nuclear force employment, and command and control remain core missions for the Department of Defense," said Col. James Dawkins, 5th Bomb Wing commander. "This exercise demonstrates USSTRATCOM's , as well as Minot Air Force Base's, ability to carry out its strategic nuclear deterrence mission."

The Global Thunder exercises are designed to reflect the ongoing evolution of USSTRATCOM and its components providing opportunities to incorporate the most current technology and techniques in support of these efforts.



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