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Barksdale participates in Global Thunder 21

Airman 1st Class William Archer and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Caraan, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs prepare to disinfect a B-52H Stratofortress during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020.

Airman 1st Class William Archer and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Caraan, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs prepare to disinfect a B-52H Stratofortress during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Airman 1st Class Nicholas Casillas, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, detaches a fuel hose from a B-52H Stratofortress during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020.

Airman 1st Class Nicholas Casillas, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, detaches a fuel hose from a B-52H Stratofortress during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an invaluable training opportunity to exercise all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and create the conditions for strategic deterrence against a variety of threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Wimbley, 2nd Security Forces installation entry controller, stands guard at an entry control point during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020.

Airman 1st Class Christopher Wimbley, 2nd Security Forces installation entry controller, stands guard at an entry control point during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020. U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, conducting operations to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and our allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Senior Airman Jordan Wyatt, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, untangles a chord during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020.

Senior Airman Jordan Wyatt, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, untangles a chord during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020. Exercises like GLOBAL THUNDER involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training opportunities for assigned units and forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

A crew chief from the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit operates machinery during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020.

A crew chief from the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit operates machinery during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020. Testing our readiness to confront uncertainty ensures we maintain a safe, secure, effective and ready strategic deterrent force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- Airman 1st Class William Archer and Staff Sgt. Jeremy Caraan, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs prepare to disinfect a B-52H Stratofortress during Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 22, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)