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Air Force Global Strike Command will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the B-52 Stratofortress on April 15, 1952. This flight was made by the YB-52 prototype in Seattle.

Air Force Global Strike Command will commemorate the airframe's anniversary with events centered around the theme: "The B-52: An Icon of American Airpower."

During the celebratory campaign, AFGSC will recognize the heritage and accomplishments of the B-52 and the people - both past and present - responsible for the development, acquisition, operation, maintenance and security of the weapon system.

Through the course of the year, the Command will highlight the history of deterrence and combat capabilities the B-52 has provided through its distinguished career, in conflicts from Vietnam to Operation Enduring Freedom.
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B-52 celebrates 60 Years

Air Force Global Strike Command will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the B-52 Stratofortress on April 15, 1952, with anniversary events centered around the theme: "The B-52: An Icon of American Airpower."

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Year of the B-52: Global Strike Command delivers deterrence through continuous bomber presence

Year of the B-52: B-52s make historic, nonstop around the world flights

B-52 celebrates 60 Years

Year of the B-52: B-52s help bring N. Vietnam to negotiation table in Operation Linebacker

2nd Bomb Wing Barksdale Air Force Base articles
Year of the Buff

96 BS participates in Red Flag

GOSG improves B-52H, weapons systems

B-52 beefs up capabilities

5th Bomb WingMinot Air Force Base articles
B-52 flexes global power

A look in history: Trip heard 'round the world

American airpower opener

A Ground Liaison Officer's perspective on the B-52

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Do you have photo that focus on the B-52? If so, please submit any historical photos to us that might help us tell the amazing story of the B-52 through the years. These photos may be posted on our Year of the B-52 Web site, our Facebook Page, our Flickr site, our Twitter page, or other AFGSC sites as appropriate.

All photos should be submitted to AFglobalstrike@gmail.com. When submitting, please include the following disclaimer in the text of your e-mail:

"I certify that I am submitting my own photograph(s), which is (are) not copyrighted by another person or entity. I grant permission to the United States Air Force to use the photograph(s) in any format that meets the needs of the United States Air Force, to include further dissemination of the photograph(s)."

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