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  • 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 participates in Global Thunder 21

    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.

  • 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

  • 2 SFS set up for Global Thunder 21

    Airmen from the 2nd Security Forces Squadron set up a cordon area for Global Thunder 21 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 20, 2020. GLOBAL THUNDER is an invaluable training opportunity to exercise all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and create the conditions for strategic deterrence

  • The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17

    The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.

  • Exercise Global Thunder 17 Concludes

    Exercise Global Thunder 17, an annual command post and field training exercise, concluded Oct. 31. U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), in coordination with U.S. and partner nation government agencies, conducted the exercise, which began Oct. 24, to train USSTRATCOM forces and assess joint

  • UK and Canadian collaboration highlighted during Global Thunder 17

    U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) continued its ongoing effort to build, support and sustain partnerships with ally nations last week by hosting the largest number ever of non-U.S. participants during the annual command and control exercise, Global Thunder 17.