Members of the 341st Security Forces Group and the 40th Helicopter Squadron practice a launch facility recapture during exercise Global Thunder 19, Oct. 30, 2018, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Global Thunder involves extensive planning and coordination and provides unique training opportunities and assessments for all U.S. Strategic Command mission areas and joint and field training operational readiness, with a specific focus on nuclear readiness. The training is based on a notional scenario exercise to test readiness and ensure a safe, secure, ready and reliable strategic deterrent force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Beau Wade)