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B-2 Spirit Operations

A 509th Security Forces Squadron member controls access to a B-2 Spirit during Exercise Global Thunder 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 1, 2017. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces’ ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States.