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Global Thunder exercise validates U.S. STRATCOM's deterrence capabilities

Airman on ground aiming weapon

A 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron security forces member guards a launch facility at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during Exercise Global Thunder 2018, Nov. 1, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Two airman carry an airman across the ground

Two 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron security forces members evacuate a simulated casualty at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during Exercise Global Thunder 2018, Nov. 1, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Airman getting into fighting position

Airmen from the 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron practice security procedures at a launch facility at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during Exercise Global Thunder 2018, Nov. 1, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Airmen in a circle getting talked to

Members of the 90th Missile Wing exercise evaluation team give performance feedback to security forces members from the 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron after a launch facility recapture exercise at F.E. Warren Air Force, Wyo., during Exercise Global Thunder 2018, Nov. 1, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Airman manning a vehicle gun

A 90th Missile Security Forces Squadron security forces member guards a launch facility at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., during Exercise Global Thunder 2018, Nov. 1, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Security Forces walking K-9

Senior Airman Michael Pigg, military working dog handler with the 90th Security Forces Squadron, carries a simulated gunshot victim, played by Army Sgt. Darrel Wilkes, to safety during an active shooter drill as part of Exercise Global Thunder 2018 at the Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 30, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

enemy pointing gun at good guy

A detective with the 90th Security Forces Squadron detains a suspect, played by Eric Kidder, during an active shooter drill as part of Exercise Global Thunder 2018 at the Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 30, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

Airman checking on injured person

Tech. Sgt. Mark Jenner from the 90th Security Forces Squadron checks on a simulated gunshot victim, played by Army Sgt. Jayson Beck, during an active shooter drill as part of Exercise Global Thunder 2018 at the Joint Forces Readiness Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 30, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by (U.S. Air Force photo by Glenn S. Robertson)

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