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Team Kirtland takes part in Global Thunder 20

Team members from the 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight treat a simulated patient as part of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Team members from the 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight treat a simulated patient as part of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Team Kirtland members process through the deployment line during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base., N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Team Kirtland members process through the deployment line during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base., N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Members of Team Kirtland participated in a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Members of Team Kirtland participated in a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Participants and inspectors in exercise Global Thunder 20 clarify chemical findings during a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to ensure an efficient mission response by testing Airmen's ability to execute command, control and operational procedures during a notional scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Participants and inspectors in exercise Global Thunder 20 clarify chemical findings during a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to ensure an efficient mission response by testing Airmen's ability to execute command, control and operational procedures during a notional scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Participants in exercise Global Thunder respond to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual command and control exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Participants in exercise Global Thunder respond to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual command and control exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Joshua Dunn, 377th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, participates in exercise Global Thunder 20 where first responders responded to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Joshua Dunn, 377th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, participates in exercise Global Thunder 20 where first responders responded to a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Taylor Pitts, 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight installation patrolman, is decontaminated during a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive exercise as part of exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Taylor Pitts, 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight installation patrolman, is decontaminated during a simulated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive exercise as part of exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of U.S. Strategic Command 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Team members from the 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight evacuate a simulated patient as part of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Team members from the 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight evacuate a simulated patient as part of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

Members of Team Kirtland make their way to the mass deployment facility during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate nuclear command, control and operational procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Members of Team Kirtland make their way to the mass deployment facility during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate nuclear command, control and operational procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Members of Team Kirtland load onto the bus to deploy during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual nuclear command and control exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)
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Members of Team Kirtland load onto the bus to deploy during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is an annual nuclear command and control exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Inspector General’s Office inspect baggage during a mass deployment as part of exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Large-scale exercises, like Global Thunder, involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training for assigned units and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)
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Members of the U.S. Air Force Inspector General’s Office inspect baggage during a mass deployment as part of exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Large-scale exercises, like Global Thunder, involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training for assigned units and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Team Kirtland members taking part in exercise Global Thunder 20 wait to be moved to their secondary location at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a large-scale exercise that required an extensive amount of planning and coordinating to unit training for assigned units and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)
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Team Kirtland members taking part in exercise Global Thunder 20 wait to be moved to their secondary location at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a large-scale exercise that required an extensive amount of planning and coordinating to unit training for assigned units and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

Members of Team Kirtland fill out pre-deployment paperwork during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)
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Members of Team Kirtland fill out pre-deployment paperwork during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kimberly Nagle)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Team members from the 377th Security Forces Squadron Alpha Flight treat a simulated patient as part of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high–yield explosive emergency during exercise Global Thunder 20 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 24, 2019. Global Thunder is a worldwide exercise that provides training opportunities for all of U.S. Strategic Command’s mission areas, tests joint and field training operations, and has a specific focus on nuclear readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)