Strategic deterrence is a daily occurrence
A member of the personnel deployment function (PDF) line checks the identification of a deployer during Exercise Global Thunder 17 (GT17) at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 26, 2016. Exercises like GT17 involve extensive planning and coordination to provide unique training opportunities for assigned units and forces. (U.S. Air Force by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)

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