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B-52 Taxiing In Guam

On Anderson Air Force Base United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress taxis to runway to take off for participate in Valiant Shield on September 17, 2018. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darienne Slack)
On Anderson Air Force Base United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress taxis to runway to take off for participate in Valiant Shield on September 17, 2018. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darienne Slack)

On Andersen Air Force Base United States Air Force B-52 Stratofortress taxis to runway to take off for participate in Valiant Shield on September 17, 2018. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. This training enables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking, and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Navy photo Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Darienne Slack)

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B-52 Arrives In Australia

U.S. Air Force members from the 96th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit shake a tow bar to maneuver it into place on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber during exercise Lightning Focus at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018. Two bombers along with aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian counterparts in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

U.S. Air Force members from the 96th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit shake a tow bar to maneuver it into place on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber during exercise Lightning Focus at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018. Two bombers along with aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian counterparts in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

U.S. Air Force members from the 96th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit shake a tow bar to maneuver it into place on a B-52 Stratofortress bomber during exercise Lightning Focus at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin, Australia, Nov. 29, 2018. Two bombers along with aircrew and support personnel deployed to RAAF Darwin to enable the U.S. to train and increase interoperability with Australian counterparts in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) program. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

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Hurricane Michael 2018 Evacuation

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 10, 2018. The aircraft evacuated to Barksdale to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mozer O. Da Cunha)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 10, 2018. The aircraft evacuated to Barksdale to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mozer O. Da Cunha)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., arrives at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 10, 2018. The aircraft evacuated to Barksdale to avoid possible damage from Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mozer O. Da Cunha)

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B-52 Operations out of Qatar

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018. The mission was the last flight for the squadron before heading back to the U.S.. After two years of B-52 squadrons, the B-1 Lancer will arrive to continue the operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018. The mission was the last flight for the squadron before heading back to the U.S.. After two years of B-52 squadrons, the B-1 Lancer will arrive to continue the operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron lands at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 8, 2018. The mission was the last flight for the squadron before heading back to the U.S.. After two years of B-52 squadrons, the B-1 Lancer will arrive to continue the operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in the U.S. Central Commands area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

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B-52 Arriving In Guam

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, lands on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2018. The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 20th EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, lands on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2018. The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 20th EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, lands on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2018. The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 20th EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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B-52 Pair Over Pacific Ocean

Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are a key component to improving combined and joint service interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are a key component to improving combined and joint service interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 2, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are a key component to improving combined and joint service interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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USAF Strategic Bombers

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit prepare to launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit prepare to launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit prepare to launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)

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US Strategic Bomber Over Europe

A B-52 Stratofortress pilot, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, controls the aircraft during a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 12, 2018. A total of four strategic bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., are conducting theater integration and participating in training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress pilot, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, controls the aircraft during a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 12, 2018. A total of four strategic bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., are conducting theater integration and participating in training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress pilot, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, controls the aircraft during a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 12, 2018. A total of four strategic bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., are conducting theater integration and participating in training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress navigator, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, performs a walk-around the aircraft before a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 16, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to RAF Fairford, England, helps exercise United States Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress navigator, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, performs a walk-around the aircraft before a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 16, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to RAF Fairford, England, helps exercise United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

 

Two B-52 Stratofortress pilots, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, prepare to taxi before taking flight to conduct a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 16, 2018. Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s and Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to exercise a state of readiness at United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for strategic bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Two B-52 Stratofortress pilots, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, prepare to taxi before taking flight to conduct a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 16, 2018. Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s and Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to exercise a state of readiness at United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for strategic bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

 

Two B-52 Stratofortress pilots, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, make a sharp turn with the aircraft during a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 12, 2018. The Air Force Global Strike Command bomber presence in Europe is a visual representation of the U.S. Air Force’s ability to utilize long-range, precision air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Two B-52 Stratofortress pilots, assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, make a sharp turn with the aircraft during a strategic bomber mission over Europe, on Jan. 12, 2018. The Air Force Global Strike Command bomber presence in Europe is a visual representation of the U.S. Air Force’s ability to utilize long-range, precision air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

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Big Ugly Fat F…

Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing, 7th BW and 2nd BW gather around a recently arrived B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2017. The jet arrived to take part in Exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live exercise that offers advance Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ released)

Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing, 7th BW and 2nd BW gather around a recently arrived B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2017. The jet arrived to take part in Exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live exercise that offers advance Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ released)

Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing, 7th BW and 2nd BW gather around a recently arrived B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2017. The jet arrived to take part in Exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live exercise that offers advance Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ released)

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B-52’s Ancient Cockpit

Pilots from the 343rd Bomb Squadron run through their checks in the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2017. The mission was part of Exercise Ample Strike, a Czech Republic-led live exercise that offers advance Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ released)

Pilots from the 343rd Bomb Squadron run through their checks in the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2017. The mission was part of Exercise Ample Strike, a Czech Republic-led live exercise that offers advance Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ released)

Pilots from the 343rd Bomb Squadron run through their checks in the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2017. The mission was part of Exercise Ample Strike, a Czech Republic-led live exercise that offers advance Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ released)