Two B-52H Stratofortresses fly over Barksdale Air Force Base, La., as part of Global Thunder 21, Oct. 20. (Airman 1st Class Jacob Wrightsman/Air Force)
Air Force Times: Global Thunder: Bombers practice for nuclear war
U.S. Strategic Command forces, including bombers such as the B-52 Stratofortress, on Tuesday began the annual nuclear command and control exercise known as Global Thunder.
STRATCOM, in a Monday news release, said Global Thunder 21 provides “realistic training activities against simulated targets” to allow forces to train in all mission areas, but particularly focusing on nuclear readiness.
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