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Global Thunder 17

Staff Sgt. Riley Neads and Airman First Class Kejion Madden-Vaughn, crew chiefs with the 55th Maintenance Group, prepare to launch an RC-135 V/W Rivet Joint aircraft during Global Thunder 17, U.S. Strategic Command’s annual command post and field training exercise, Oct. 30, 2016, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The exercise provided training opportunities for USSTRATCOM-tasked components, task forces, units and command posts to deter and, if necessary, defeat a military attack against the United States and to employ forces as directed by the President. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Delanie Stafford)

PHOTO BY: Delanie Stafford
VIRIN: 161030-F-KS317-001.JPG
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