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  • Gen. Ray speaks at SANDS

    Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, speaks to the students of the School of Advanced Nuclear Deterrence Studies (SANDS) program about the importance of strategic leaders in the Air Force nuclear mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 17, 2020. SANDS is an Air Command

  • B-52's takeoff in support of Global Thunder 21

    A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Global Thunder 21 Oct. 23, 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 Senior Airman Tessa

  • Barksdale B-52s return for Global Thunder 21

    Two B-52H Stratofortresses taxi the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Global Thunder 21, Oct. 20, 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

  • Tanker partners broaden global strike capabilities

    When carrying out the nation’s top mission, there is no room for failure. The nation relies on the capabilities of its armed forces to ensure that freedoms endure. Strategic deterrence is the responsibility of Airmen from each of the Air Force’s major commands and Air Mobility Command’s role is to