Testing the Nuclear Response

Air Force Global Strike Command in April tested every aspect of the command, from bomb crews to cyber defenders, during Exercise Constant Vigilance. The annual exercise, which ran from April 11-15, was the first time the command incorporated all mission planners, aircrews, maintainers, security forces, and administrative personnel in an exercise to test their ability to be ready “at a moment’s notice,” according to a Global Strike release. “It requires a great deal of communication between all operational levels … as well as support organizations, which have largely remained untested in these types of exercises until this point,” Maj. Ryan Graves, chief of exercises for AFGSC, said in the release.