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A B-52H Stratofortress flies over Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 30, 2018. This bomber, along with three others, recently deployed to Europe to exercise a state of readiness at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton) Homecoming: B-52s return from UK deployment
A B-52H Stratofortress flies over Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 30, 2018. This bomber, along with three others, recently deployed to Europe to exercise a state of readiness at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)
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Three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft prepare to take off from RAF Fairford, England, en route to their home station at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., on Jan 30, 2018. Approximately 300 Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing deployed to the United Kingdom to conduct theater integration and flying training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) Minot Airmen, B-52s complete UK deployment
RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen, four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and support equipment assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, returned home from their deployment to RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 30.
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Crews control Crews control
The sun peaks over the horizon to reveal the icy minefield known as the flight line. Airmen are bundled from head to toe in thermal underwear, thick coveralls, gloves and multiple headgear, but these comforting layers don’t keep them from getting the job done.
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5th MDG hosts open house 5th MDG hosts open house
The 5th Medical Group hosted the 3rd Annual Partners in Health Open House at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Aug. 18, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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A load crew team from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removes BDU-50s, (inert munitions) general purpose unguided conventional weapons, from a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. B-52s and Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are working side-by-side NATO allies and partners during BALTOPS, Saber Strike and Arctic Challenge missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach) B-52 Stratofortresses execute Saber Strike 17 missions
RAF FAIRFORD, U.K.— Three B-52H Stratofortresses and Airmen from U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command began conducting missions in support of Saber Strike 17 at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 5, 2017.
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Senior Airman Joshua Suter, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, explains a B-52H Stratofortress’s landing gear during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 1, 2017. The 5th AMXS Airmen taught Edison Elementary School’s science, technology, engineering and math girls about the aircraft’s mission and features. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) 3… 2… 1… STEM GIRLS!
Edison Elementary School’s science, technology, engineering and math girls toured Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 1, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers)
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A B-52H Stratofortress banks to the right, in airspace above North Dakota, Jan. 31, 2017.  During the mission, the crew ran simulated close air support scenarios, helping them better communicate and work together as a team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Warbirds soar above the clouds
A B-52H Stratofortress soars above the clouds of North Dakota airspace, Jan. 31, 2017. During the mission, the crew ran simulated close air support scenarios, preparing them to support Operation Inherent Resolve with B-52 firepower. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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(From left) Senior Airman Daniel Hancock and Senior Airman Josh Serafin, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, try to stay warm before launching an aircraft at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan 26, 2017. Crew chiefs arrive to the aircraft before the aircrew to perform pre-flight inspections to ensure a safe launch. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Crew chiefs launch B-52 at sunrise
Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 26, 2017. Crew chiefs are maintenance specialists whose duty is to ensure that aircraft are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. 5th AMXS Airmen work around the clock in all weather conditions to provide B-52 firepower on
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An unarmed AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missile is released from a B-52H Stratofortress Sept. 22, 2014, over the Utah Test and Training Range during a Nuclear Weapons System Evaluation Program sortie. Conducted by Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., the launch was part of an end-to-end operational evaluation of 8th Air Force and Task Force 204’s ability to pull an ALCM from storage, load it aboard an aircraft, execute a simulated combat mission tasking and successfully deliver the weapon from the aircraft to its final target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson) Air-launched cruise missile passes tests
Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircrews recently tested three unarmed AGM-86B air-launched cruise missiles, demonstrating the bomber force’s ability to configure, load, fly and deliver the nation’s only nuclear cruise missile. The B-52H aircrews departed Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, for the Utah Test and Training Range, about 80 miles west
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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) prepare to take off from the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct 30, 2016, during exercise Global Thunder 17. AFGSC supports U.S. Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) global strike and nuclear deterrence missions by providing strategic assets, including bombers like the B-52 and B-2, to ensure a safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force. Global Thunder is an annual training event that assesses command and control functionality in all USSTRATCOM mission areas and affords component commands a venue to evaluate their joint operational readiness.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Kin) The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17
The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.
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