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U.S. Strategic Command Conducts Exercise GLOBAL THUNDER linked with VIGILANT SHIELD
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Oct. 18, 2019 - Exercises GLOBAL THUNDER and VIGILANT SHIELD 20 commenced today to provide integrated training

Bomber Task Force Deploys to Europe
A B-52H Stratofortress taxis before takeoff Oct. 10, 2019, for a Bomber Task Force deployment from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, to Royal Air Force Fairford, England. BTF missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the always-ready global strike capability. U.S. Strategic Command operations and engagements with U.S. allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen a shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller)
Oct. 10, 2019 - B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, here, departed tonight for a Bomber Task Force deployment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England. While there, aircrews will conduct integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners in the region.

Barksdale AFB bomb wings support Cobra Warrior
Pilots with the 343rd Bomb Squadron guide a B-52 Stratofortress over the skies of Europe in support of Exercise Cobra Warrior, Sept. 13, 2019. This year’s effort was a large-scale exercise that served as the capstone event for the Royal Air Force weapons instructor course. Fighters from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Israel all participated, with the U.S. providing the sole bomber presence. The aircraft operated out of Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)
Sept. 23, 2019 - The exercise featured more than 50 fighter aircraft from Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy and Israel. The large-scale exercise, based out of RAF Waddingham, United Kingdom, had aircraft flying in simultaneously to participate in peer-to-peer scenarios.

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