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  • Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million

    The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.
  • Bombers Return to Europe for Exercises with NATO Allies and Partners

    B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and 800 Airmen, deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, to support various exercises throughout Europe this June.
  • B-52s set to deploy to Europe

    Three B-52 Stratofortresses are scheduled to deploy June 2 from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to participate in U.S. European Command’s Exercises Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 16 and Saber Strike 16, and U.S. Africa Command’s Just Hammer.
  • B-52 conducts long-range training with Colombia

    A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range training sortie to engage with South American military partners, April 1-2, 2016.
  • 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron to continue Pacific presence

    Airmen assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, to Andersen AFB, Guam to replace their sister unit, the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence. Since March 2004, Andersen AFB has hosted the CBP mission, which is designed to enhance regional security and
  • B-52s drop bombs during Combat Hammer exercise

    B-52 aircrews from 5th Bomb Wing participate in Combat Hammer, a training exercise.
  • Snow Birds

    Pilots from the 69th Bomb Squadron go through a pre-flight checklist inside the cockpit of a B-52H Stratofortress while members of the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron remove snow from the flightline before a training sortie at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 14, 2016. Bomber Airmen work around the clock in all weather conditions in order to provide B-52H Stratofortress firepower on demand. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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