A B-52H Stratofortress takes off during Global Thunder 19 at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Nov. 4, 2018. The Global Thunder exercise provides training opportunities that assess all U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) mission areas and joint and field training operational readiness, with a specific focus on nuclear readiness. It globally integrates USSTRATCOM headquarters staff, components and subordinate units, and allied personnel from a variety of nations to test readiness and ensure a safe, secure, ready and reliable strategic deterrent force. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)