Airmen ready B-52H Stratofortresses during Global Thunder 19 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2018. Global Thunder is an exercise to test readiness and ensure a safe, secure, ready and reliable strategic deterrent force. The exercise provides training opportunities that assess all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and joint and field training operational readiness, with a specific focus on nuclear readiness as well as providing unique training for assigned units and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)