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  • Team Minot's aircraft maintainers keep B-52s flying high

    A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, takes off from the runway at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Feb. 28, 2024. Each of the B-52’s eight engines is capable of producing up to 17,000 pounds of thrust; allowing it to fly at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of

  • B-52 elephant walk

    B-52H Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing line up on the runway as part of a readiness exercise before taking off. The 2nd Bomb Wing conducts exercises to ensure the ability to present uncompromising combat capacity.

  • Where every sortie begins and ends

    Barksdale is home to the more than 65-year-old backbone of the United States’ strategic bomber force, the B-52H Stratofortress. There are numerous components that all work together to ensure this aircraft can take flight at any given time, but one office in particular is charged with the