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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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(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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A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly near Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 2, 2017. The bombers participated in the flyover as part of the Eighth Air Force’s 75th anniversary events. Former and present bomber Airmen from across the country celebrated the anniversary by partaking in various event to honor the past, present and future Airmen of the “Mighty Eighth.” (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Sagar Pathak)		8 AF celebrates 75 years

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(From left) Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, and Lt. Col. Drew Smith, 5th Operations Group deputy commander, watch a B-52 Stratofortress launch at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Bussiere toured Minot’s facilities and spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Eighth AF leadership visits Minot AFB
(From left) Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, and Lt. Col. Drew Smith, 5th Operations Group deputy commander, watch a B-52 Stratofortress launch at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 14, 2016. Bussiere toured Minot’s facilities and spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Airman 1st Class Josh DeSpain, 5th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew member, stands between two rows of inert BDU-50 bombs at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 2, 2016.  DeSpain was recognized by his squadron leadership with the 5 MUNS Own It Award, for consistent hard work and leadership capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) 5 MUNS: Building BUFF firepower
Respectful. Leader. Hard-worker. These are some of the words 5th Munitions Squadron leaders use to describe Airman 1st Class Josh DeSpain, 5th MUNS conventional maintenance crew member.“He’s the kind of Airman you want working for you,” said Staff Sgt. Sahtara Wehe, 5th Munitions Squadron productions superintendent. “He’s a self-motivated worker,
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For the first time in 10 years, B-1B Lancer aircraft will replace the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) B-1s to replace B-52s during routine bomber presence rotation
The B-1B Lancers are scheduled to deploy to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 6 for the first time since April 2006 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission.
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