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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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Minot Airmen board a plane during a mass deployment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 9, 2017. Airmen deploy to assure allies, deter adversaries and defeat our enemies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Sullivan) 5th Bomb Wing Members Deploy in support of Operation Inherent Resolve
More than 400 Airmen from the 5th Bomb Wing recently deployed to the Middle East, in support of U.S. Central Command’s Operation Inherent Resolve. The 23rd Bomb Squadron sent a number of B-52H Stratofortresses to take over day-to-day operations, which will be the first time in 12 years aircraft from the base have deployed in support of combat
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Aircrew from the 23rd Bomb Squadron are harnessed in simulated parachutes during egress and emergency parachute training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. Tech. Sgt. Clifton Cleveland, 5th Operational Support Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, led the training, which prepares the aircrew members for aircraft emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Aircrew participate in egress, emergency parachute training
Aircrew members from the 23rd Bomb Squadron participated in egress and emergency parachute training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 22, 2017. The training is an annual requirement for all aircrew flying on the B-52H Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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Airman 1st Class Brandon Conner, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, poses for photo after washing a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 14, 2017. It takes the nine-Airman team two days and approximately 10 gallons of soap to wash each jet when it comes in for its routine wash every 120 days. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) 5 AMXS team washes the warbird
Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 14, 2017. It takes the nine-Airman team two days and approximately 10 gallons of soap to wash each jet when it comes in for its routine wash every 120 days. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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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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The sun rises behind a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 26, 2017. Airmen from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work around the clock in all weather conditions to provide B-52 firepower on demand. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Warbirds participate in Green Flag East 17-03
Airmen from across the 23rd Bomb Squadron, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 5th Operations Support Squadron participated in exercise Green Flag East 17-03, which took place Jan. 13-27, 2017.Green Flag East is a joint simulated combat operation held between Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk, La., to employ close air support and home
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Airman 1st Class Alexander Shaikh, 5th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection journeyman, shines a black light during a fluorescent penetrant inspection at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 18, 2016. The black light aids Shaikh in locating cracks and imperfections on parts of the B-52H Stratofortress and aircraft support equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Non-Destructive Inspection: Seeing Through the B-52

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Lt. Col. Jeremy Holmes, 69th Bomb Squadron commander, peers out a window of the B-52H Stratofortress Ghost Rider at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2016. In 2008, Ghost Rider was sent to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group, aka Boneyard, at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and has spent the last year at both Barksdale AFB, La. and Tinker AFB, Okla., undergoing equipment transfers of usable equipment and undergoing inspections and corrective maintenance actions to ensure its airworthiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Out of the Boneyard, Into the Fight: Ghost Rider Flies Again
He said it was something he never thought he’d see again. The B-52H Stratofortress screamed across the blue North Dakota sky above Minot Air Force Base before coming in to land.“I saw it at the boneyard and figured that’s the end of that era,” said Robert Crane, 5th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management flight chief. “She’s never going to
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Three B-52H Stratofortresses taxi down the runway during Prairie Vigilance 16-1 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 16, 2016. As one leg of U.S. Strategic Command’s nuclear triad, Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s at Minot, play an integral role in nation's strategic deterrence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong) Prairie Vigilance 16: Anytime, Anywhere
The 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, participated in Prairie Vigilance 16-1 Sept. 11-16, an annual exercise designed to test the wing’s ability to conduct conventional and nuclear-capable bomber operations.“Prairie Vigilance 16-1 is an operational readiness exercise that validates the 5th Bomb Wing's capability to execute our
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