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A B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 18, 2019. The B-52 is capable of deploying the largest spectrum of munitions in the U.S. inventory.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies below a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel off the U.K. coast, March 14, 2019. U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24/7 to deter and detect strategic attack against the U.S. and NATO allies.
Aircraft from the United States, Australia and Japan engage in COPE North 2019 participate in a large show-of-force formation over the Pacific Ocean on Mar. 6, 2019. CN19 is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations amongst partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines, and Sailors participated alongside approximately 800 RAAF and JASDF members during the exercise.
A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, LA, prepares to land at the Sioux Gateway Airport / Col. Bud Day Field, in Sioux City, Iowa. The B-52 will be on display at the "Air and Ag Show" hosted by the 185th Air Refueling Wing.
Robert J. Taylor, Jr.
USSTRATCOM Deputy Director, Plans and Policy
Official Photo
Leadership deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., welcome their deployed Airmen to RAF Fairford, England, March 11, 2019. During their deployment, the Airmen will work around the clock to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force (BTF) in Europe.
Air transportation Airmen from the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., unload equipment supporting U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force (BTF) in Europe at RAF Fairford, England, March 9. 2019. The Airmen, equipment and aircraft supporting the BTF are collectively enhancing readiness and response capabilities within the European theater and across the globe.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress pulls away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel off the English coast, March 14, 2019.  U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24/7 to deter and detect strategic attack against the U.S. and NATO allies.
Staff Sgt. Scot Boone, 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron training validation and operation noncommissioned officer in charge, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., directs a 2nd LRS vehicle operator at RAF Fairford, England, March 9, 2019. The team loaded cargo to deliver to various units on base to begin U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force (BTF) in Europe.
Air transportation Airmen from the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., unload equipment deployed from Barksdale to RAF Fairford, England, as a part of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force (BTF) in Europe, March 9, 2019. Multiple C-17s provided airlift for personnel and cargo supporting the BTF.
Airmen deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., unload baggage at RAF Fairford, England, March 11, 2019. The Airmen deployed to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force (BTF) in Europe which validates the readiness and capability of the command.
A C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., taxis down the flight line at RAF Fairford, England, March 9, 2019. Multiple C-17s were required to deliver all the support equipment needed to support the U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force (BTF) in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, England, before receiving fuel above the English coast, March 14, 2019.  The U.S. routinely and visibly demonstrates commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of our military forces.
A military plane gets fuel from another military plane in midair.
U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), greets Dr. James Anderson, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, during his visit to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., March 11, 2019. During his visit, Anderson saw firsthand how USSTRATCOM implements policies from the 2018 National Defense Strategy, 2018 Nuclear Posture Review and the 2019 Missile Defense Review, and met with service members performing vital nuclear deterrence and missile defense missions. After his visit to USSTRATCOM, Anderson will spend several days visiting units responsible for executing various components of the USSTRATCOM mission. Anderson is responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on national security and defense strategy; the forces and contingency plans necessary to implement defense strategy; nuclear deterrence and missile defense policy; and security cooperation plans and policies. He ensures that the Department’s program, budget, and posture decisions support and advance senior Department of Defense leaders’ strategic direction.
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), meets with Dr. James Anderson, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, during his visit to Offutt Air Force, Neb., March 11, 2019. During his visit, Anderson met with senior leaders; received briefs on implementation efforts, including nuclear command, control and communications (NC3) systems; and visited operations centers where he spoke with service members carrying out the deterrence mission. After his visit to USSTRATCOM, Anderson will spend several days visiting units responsible for executing various components of the USSTRATCOM mission. Anderson is responsible for advising the Secretary of Defense and the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on national security and defense strategy; the forces and contingency plans necessary to implement defense strategy; nuclear deterrence and missile defense policy; and security cooperation plans and policies. He ensures that the department’s program, budget, and posture decisions support and advance senior Department of Defense leaders’ strategic direction.
U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), speaks to faculty members and students participating in a table top exercise during the 2019 Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference Workshop and Conference at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., March 7, 2019. USSTRATCOM’s Academic Alliance consists of 45 local and national universities who have teamed with the command to confront the challenges in the increasingly complex security environment in which USSTRATCOM operates.
The March Enlisted Corps Spotlight is Staff Sgt. Montai Gillard.
Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), Chief Master Sgt. Patrick McMahon, senior enlisted leader, and other USSTRATCOM members take a photo with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson during the USSTRATCOM Birthday Ball Sept. 22, 2017 in Omaha Nebraska.
U.S. Strategic Command Commander Gen. John E. Hyten, and U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command Commander Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services  on United States Strategic Command and United States Northern Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2020 and the Future Years Defense Program at the Hart Senate Building in Washington, D.C., Feb. 26, 2019.