— Official News Release, Minot Air Force Base —
Air Force Global Strike Command bomb wings participated in a major exercise this month, demonstrating the command’s flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques, and procedures. The annual AFGSC exercise, Constant Vigilance is designed to train and assess the command’s ability to perform its conventional and nuclear missions. Using notional scenarios, command and control elements and operational units effectively demonstrated AFGSC’s ability to perform nuclear deterrence operations and long-range strike missions if and when called upon to do so.
For more photos of the exercise visit the news release on the Minot Air Force Base website.
Image: B-52H Stratofortresses prepare to taxi onto the runway on Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 13, 2015. The B-52s participated in a rapid launch exercise during Constant Vigilance. This is an annual Air Force Global Strike Command exercise conducted with B-52s from Minot and Barksdale. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Malia Jenkins)