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B-52s at Andersen

B-52s at Andersen

NARA RG342-B..Andersen AFB, Guam..Note 20mm tail guns

B-52 Bombardier Panel

B-52 Bombardier Panel

NARA RG342-B..Bombardier Panel, 1955

B-52D High Angle Front

B-52D High Angle Front

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..1975

B-52G All White

B-52G All White

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..4 Jun 75, Edwards

B-52 Crash

B-52 Crash

NARA RG342-B..Loring AFB, 1958?

YB-52 Take Off 2

YB-52 Take Off 2

NARA B26563..8 May 52

B-52 with X-15

B-52 with X-15

NARA RG342-B..17 July 62, White's record flight

B-52 at Eglin 1

B-52 at Eglin 1

NARA RG342-B..Eglin, 1956

B-52H with Skybolts 2

B-52H with Skybolts 2

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..1961

YB-52 Top In Flight

YB-52 Top In Flight

NARA B26574..21 Oct 53

B-52A First Flight

B-52A First Flight

NARA RG342-B..5 August 54, maiden flight

B-52G with Bump

B-52G with Bump

NARA RG342-B..Note strnage bump uder aft fuselage..Octobver 1958

B-52H with Skybolts 1

B-52H with Skybolts 1

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..1961

B-52 with SAC Stripe

B-52 with SAC Stripe

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..1 Feb 56, Castle AFB..Note location of SAC stripe

YB-52 Take Off 1.xnbak

YB-52 Take Off 1.xnbak

NARA B26562..12 May 52

B-52 I-Panel

B-52 I-Panel

Nara rg342-b..1955

B-52G with AGM-86Bs

B-52G with AGM-86Bs

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..18 May 79..Boeing AGM-86B ALCM shapes

B-52 Front View

B-52 Front View

NARA RG342-B..23 Feb 56

B-52 Early 003 at Edwards

B-52 Early 003 at Edwards

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..19 Oct 55, Edwards..003

B-52G Roll Out

B-52G Roll Out

NARA RG342-B..23 July 58, WICHITA, roll out

B-52G with AGM-109s 2

B-52G with AGM-109s 2

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..GD AGM-109 during flyoff..18 May 79

B-52 Front Quarter

B-52 Front Quarter

NARA RG342-B....23 Feb 56

B-52 at Hickam 1

B-52 at Hickam 1

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..B-52, April 68, 22nd BW, Hickam, enroute SEA

B-52G with AGM-86Bs 3

B-52G with AGM-86Bs 3

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..18 May 79..Boeing AGM-86B during flyoff

B-52 at Hickam 2

B-52 at Hickam 2

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..April 68, Hickam AFB, enrout to SEA, 22nd BW

B-52C In FLight

B-52C In FLight

Nara rg342-b..

B-52s at Castle

B-52s at Castle

NARA RG342-B..Castle AFB, 1 Feb 56

X-15 Mated to B-52 Captive Flight

X-15 Mated to B-52 Captive Flight

(1959) One of three X-15 rocket-powered research aircraft being carried aloft under the wing of its B-52 mothership. The X-15 was air launched from the B-52 so the rocket plane would have enough fuel to reach i... more

X-15 Mounted to B-52 Mothership Pylon in Flight

X-15 Mounted to B-52 Mothership Pylon in Flight

(1965) This photo illustrates how the X-15 rocket powered aircraft was taken aloft under the wing of a B-52. Because of the large fuel consumption, the X-15 was air launched from a B-52 aircraft at 45,000 ft an... more

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

X-24A Powered Flight Drop from B-52

(1970) The X-24A lifting-body research aircraft begins its rocket-powered flight after being launched from the wing of NASA's B-52 mothership during a 1970 research flight. NASA B-52, Tail Number 008, is an air... more

AGM-86B ALCM

AGM-86B ALCM

Boeing AGM-86B Air Launched Cruise Missiles are attached to the underwing weapon pylon of a B-52 Stratofortress at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 30, 1984. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bob Simons.

M2-F3 In-Flight Launch from the B-52 Mothership

M2-F3 In-Flight Launch from the B-52 Mothership

(1971) This photo shows the M2-F3 lifting body being launched from NASA's B- 52 mothership at the NASA Flight Research Center (FRC--now the Armstrong Flight Research Center), Edwards, California. A fleet of lif... more

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) captive flight on NB-52B EC77-7428

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) captive...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) captive flight on NB-52B

First Captive Flight of DAST Mated to B-52 - Close-up from Below EC77-8113

First Captive Flight of DAST Mated to B-52 - Close-up from Below EC77-...

First Captive Flight of DAST Mated to B-52 - Close-up from Below

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) first release from NB-52B EC77-8184

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) first r...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) first release from NB-52B

B-52G with AGM-109s 1

B-52G with AGM-109s 1

NARA RG 342-B Records of USAF..18 May 79..GD AGM-109 Shapes during flyoff

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) with chutes open after release from NB-52B EC79-10168

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) with ch...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) with chutes open after release from NB-52B

DAST Mated to B-52 on Ramp - Close-up EC79-10247

DAST Mated to B-52 on Ramp - Close-up EC79-10247

DAST Mated to B-52 on Ramp - Close-up

A view of an upside-down B-52 Stratofortress aircraft mounted on a pedestal at the Rome Air Development Center Stockbridge site. Antennas around the B-52 are part of a new antenna measurement test facility. The new system allows engineers to determine the effectiveness of aircraft antennas without a test flight

A view of an upside-down B-52 Stratofortress aircraft mounted on a ped...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Griffiss Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to ... more

A view of an upside-down B-52 Stratofortress aircraft mounted on a pedestal at the Rome Air Development Center Stockbridge site. Antennas around the B-52 are part of a new antenna measurement test facility. The new system allows engineers to determine the effectiveness of aircraft antennas without a test flight

A view of an upside-down B-52 Stratofortress aircraft mounted on a ped...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Griffiss Air Force Base State: New York (NY) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to ... more

A left front view of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft being readied for an alert mission as another B-52 (in the background) takes off

A left front view of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft being readied for an...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grand Forks Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Bob Wickley Release Stat... more

An air-to-air front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from the 416th Bomb Wing, being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The B-52 is equipped with the air-launched cruise missile (ALCM) weapon system

An air-to-air front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from the 41...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Ernie Sealing Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Members of the ground crew move a maintenance cart into position next to a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft parked on the flight line. The B-52 is being serviced under the Strategic Air Command Recovery Oriented Aircraft Maintenance (ROAM) system. The ROAM system ensures that aircraft are serviced as soon as they complete a mission

Members of the ground crew move a maintenance cart into position next ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Wurtsmith Air Force Base State: Michigan (MI) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn Release Status: Rele... more

A right front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft with a Harpoon (AGM-84A) missile on its wing, as it is prepared for takeoff. This is the first launch of a Harpoon from a B-52

A right front view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft with a Harpoon (A...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mather Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to ... more

A left side view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft with an AGM-84A Harpoon missile on its wing, as the aircraft is preparing to takeoff. This is the first launch of a Harpoon missile from a B-52

A left side view of a B-52 Stratofortress aircraft with an AGM-84A Har...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mather Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to ... more

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) mated to NB-52B in snow EC84-32107

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) mated t...

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Drop Test Vehicle (SRB-DTV) mated to NB-52B in snow

Pegasus Carried by B-52

Pegasus Carried by B-52

(April 15, 1990) This image shows a Pegasus being carried to altitude by B-52. An air-launched, three stage, all solid-propellant, three-axis stabilized vehicle, the Pegasus can set a 400-1,000 pound payload in... more

EC93-01211-2

EC93-01211-2

B-52 Flight Mission Symbology on Side of Craft

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft Accompanied by an F-18 Safety Chase Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Research Flights EC95-43205-1

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft Accompanied by an F-18 Safety Chase Commem...

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft Accompanied by an F-18 Safety Chase Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Research Flights

Aerial view of a B-52 Stratofortress as seen through the boom operators window of a KC-135 aircraft. The B-52 is assigned to the 5th Bomber Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota and is preparing to be refueled in air, by a KC-135 from the 319th Air Refueling Wing, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Both Planes are participating in the exercise NORTHERN VIKING '95

Aerial view of a B-52 Stratofortress as seen through the boom operator...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN VIKING '95 Base: Naval Air Station, Keflavik Country: Iceland (ISL) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Richard T. Kaminsky ... more

Aerial view of a B-52 Stratofortress as seen through the boom operators window of a KC-135 aircraft. The B-52 is assigned to the 5th Bomber Wing, Minot AFB, North Dakota and is preparing to be refueled in air, by a KC-135 from the 319th Air Refueling Wing, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. Both the B-52 and the KC-135 are participating in the exercise NORTHERN VIKING '95

Aerial view of a B-52 Stratofortress as seen through the boom operator...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN VIKING '95 Base: Naval Air Station, Keflavik Country: Iceland (ISL) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Richard T. Kaminsky ... more

A B-52 from the 93rd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is silhouetted against the morning sun at Royal Australian Air Base Darwin. The B-52s are participating in Australia's largest air defense exercise, PITCH BLACK '96, held at RAAF bases at Darwin, and Tindal in the Northern Territory and RAAFB Curtain in Western Australia. U.S. forces including Air Force F-16 and F-15 fighters, B-52 bombers, KC-10 tankers, C-141 transports and E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft; Marines and Army teamed up with troops from Australia and Singapore during 15 July to 2 August 1996.Published in AIRMAN Magazine November 1996 Exact Date Shot Unknown

A B-52 from the 93rd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is silh...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PITCH BLACK '96 Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT. Val Gempis Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... more

B-52B Cockpit Instrument Panel EC96-43814-1

B-52B Cockpit Instrument Panel EC96-43814-1

B-52B Cockpit Instrument Panel

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway EC96-43808-4

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway EC96-43808-4

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Edwards AFB Runway

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp EC96-43808-2

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp EC96-43808-2

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft on Dryden Ramp

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden EC96-43808-1

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden EC96-43808-1

Dryden B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight over Dryden

X-38 on B-52 Wing Pylon

X-38 on B-52 Wing Pylon

(October 31, 1997) A unique, close-up view of the X-38 (Crew Return Vehicle) under the wing of NASA's B-52 mothership prior to launch of the lifting-body research vehicle. The photo was taken from the observati... more

A B-52H Stratofortress taxis to a ramp after a mission at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. During Desert Storm, B-52s delivered 40 percent of all the weapons dropped by coalition forces (not shown). B-52s are forward deployed in support of NATO Operation Allied Force from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and Minot AFB, North Dakota

A B-52H Stratofortress taxis to a ramp after a mission at Royal Air Fo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ALLIED FORCE Base: Raf Fairford State: Gloucestershire Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Jef... more

B-52 008 landing on runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base after first free flight of X-38 vehicle #131R EC00-0318-1

B-52 008 landing on runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base after first fr...

B-52 008 landing on runway 04 at Edwards Air Force Base after first free flight of X-38 vehicle #131R

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight EC01-0084-9

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight EC01-0084-9

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight EC01-0084-2

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight EC01-0084-2

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight EC01-0084-5

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight EC01-0084-5

B-52 Launch Aircraft in Flight

STAFF Sergeant Ben Dorsey, USAF, 93rd Bomb Squadron (BS) weapons loader, locks in a 750-pound unguided, general purpose M117 bomb to the internal racks of a B-52 deployed to RAAF Base Darwin, Australia. The B-52 from 93rd BS Barksdale Air Force Base Louisiana will drop its payload of inert bombs over the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise TANDEM THRUST 2001. TANDEM THRUST 2001 a combined US, Australian, and Canadian military exercise for crisis action planning and execution of contingency response operations. The biannual exercise is held in the vicinity of Shoalwater Bay training area in Queensland, Australia

STAFF Sergeant Ben Dorsey, USAF, 93rd Bomb Squadron (BS) weapons loade...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TANDEM THRUST 2001 Base: Raaf Darwin State: Northern Territory Country: Australia (AUS) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Jessica ... more

A B-52H, tail number 61-0025, arrives at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center after landing July 30, 2001. EC01-0220-6

A B-52H, tail number 61-0025, arrives at NASA's Dryden Flight Research...

A B-52H, tail number 61-0025, arrives at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center after landing July 30, 2001.

A B-52 "H" model, on loan to NASA Dryden from the U.S. Air Force, touches down at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 30, 2001. EC01-0220-3

A B-52 "H" model, on loan to NASA Dryden from the U.S. Air Force, touc...

A B-52 "H" model, on loan to NASA Dryden from the U.S. Air Force, touches down at Edwards Air Force Base, California, July 30, 2001.

A B-52H, on loan to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, makes a pass down the runway prior to landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California. EC01-0220-1

A B-52H, on loan to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, makes a pass...

A B-52H, on loan to NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, makes a pass down the runway prior to landing at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

A newly arrived B-52H is seen here alongside NASA Dryden's venerable B-52 "B" model during its arrival ceremony on August 1, 2001. EC01-0223-1

A newly arrived B-52H is seen here alongside NASA Dryden's venerable B...

A newly arrived B-52H is seen here alongside NASA Dryden's venerable B-52 "B" model during its arrival ceremony on August 1, 2001.

NASA's new white B-52H, destined to join a veteran B-52B mother ship at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, was exhibited at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas, April 12, 2002 during the 50th anniversary commemoration of the B-52 series of aircraft. EC02-0080-63

NASA's new white B-52H, destined to join a veteran B-52B mother ship a...

NASA's new white B-52H, destined to join a veteran B-52B mother ship at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, was exhibited at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas, April 12, 2002 during the 50th anniversary com... more

NASA's new white B-52H, shared ramp space with the veteran NASA B-52B mother ship in Wichita, Kansas, April 12, 2002 during the 50th anniversary of the B-52 aircraft. EC02-0080-93

NASA's new white B-52H, shared ramp space with the veteran NASA B-52B ...

NASA's new white B-52H, shared ramp space with the veteran NASA B-52B mother ship in Wichita, Kansas, April 12, 2002 during the 50th anniversary of the B-52 aircraft.

NASA's veteran silver B-52B, foreground, joined the new B-52H in NASA markings for a ceremony in Wichita, Kansas, April 12, 2002, marking the 50th anniversary of the B-52 aircraft EC02-0080-38

NASA's veteran silver B-52B, foreground, joined the new B-52H in NASA ...

NASA's veteran silver B-52B, foreground, joined the new B-52H in NASA markings for a ceremony in Wichita, Kansas, April 12, 2002, marking the 50th anniversary of the B-52 aircraft

B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center EC02-0083-1

B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center EC02-0083-1

B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center

NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight. EC02-0083-12

NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight. EC02-0083-12

NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight.

B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center EC02-0083-2

B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center EC02-0083-2

B-52H over Dryden Flight Research Center

NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight EC02-0083-3

NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight EC02-0083-3

NASA Dryden's B-52H in flight

NASA's new B-52H is seen here on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. EC03-0258-19

NASA's new B-52H is seen here on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Researc...

NASA's new B-52H is seen here on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

NASA's new B-52H is seen here on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. EC03-0258-04

NASA's new B-52H is seen here on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Researc...

NASA's new B-52H is seen here on the ramp at the Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

NASA's new B-52H mother ship at the ready, with renowned NASA B-52B 008 poised beside. EC03-0258-16

NASA's new B-52H mother ship at the ready, with renowned NASA B-52B 00...

NASA's new B-52H mother ship at the ready, with renowned NASA B-52B 008 poised beside.

Ready to go, NASA's new B-52H mother ship waits as NASA B-52B 008 taxis back from flight. EC03-0258-12

Ready to go, NASA's new B-52H mother ship waits as NASA B-52B 008 taxi...

Ready to go, NASA's new B-52H mother ship waits as NASA B-52B 008 taxis back from flight.

The second X-43A hypersonic research aircraft and its modified Pegasus booster rocket accelerate

The second X-43A hypersonic research aircraft and its modified Pegasus...

Photo Description: The second X-43A hypersonic research aircraft and its modified Pegasus booster rocket accelerate after launch from NASA's B-52B launch aircraft over the Pacific Ocean on March 27, 2004. The m... more

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's workhorse B-52B launch aircraft, known as NASA 008, displays new markings. EC04-0197-4

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's workhorse B-52B launch aircraft, ...

NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's workhorse B-52B launch aircraft, known as NASA 008, displays new markings.

A newly constructed pylon (green) for carrying aerospace vehicles aloft flies attached to the wing of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's B-52H aircraft. EC04-0194-19

A newly constructed pylon (green) for carrying aerospace vehicles alof...

A newly constructed pylon (green) for carrying aerospace vehicles aloft flies attached to the wing of NASA Dryden Flight Research Center's B-52H aircraft.

Shadowed by two F/A-18s, NASA Dryden's venerable NB-52B is saluted by employees as it makes its final flyover after the last X-43A launch in November 2004. EC04-0327-39

Shadowed by two F/A-18s, NASA Dryden's venerable NB-52B is saluted by ...

Shadowed by two F/A-18s, NASA Dryden's venerable NB-52B is saluted by employees as it makes its final flyover after the last X-43A launch in November 2004.

Retired NASA Dryden research pilot Ed Schneider served as master of ceremonies at the retirement ceremony for NASA's B-52B, on Dec. 17, 2004. ED04-0362-01

Retired NASA Dryden research pilot Ed Schneider served as master of ce...

Retired NASA Dryden research pilot Ed Schneider served as master of ceremonies at the retirement ceremony for NASA's B-52B, on Dec. 17, 2004.

NASA's venerable B-52B mothership launch aircraft served as the backdrop at its retirement ceremony on Dec. 17, 2004. ED04-0362-02

NASA's venerable B-52B mothership launch aircraft served as the backdr...

NASA's venerable B-52B mothership launch aircraft served as the backdrop at its retirement ceremony on Dec. 17, 2004.

DFRC director Kevin Petersen speaks to an audience of NASA and Air Force visitors, employees and special guests at the retirement ceremony for NASA's B-52B. ED04-0362-07

DFRC director Kevin Petersen speaks to an audience of NASA and Air For...

DFRC director Kevin Petersen speaks to an audience of NASA and Air Force visitors, employees and special guests at the retirement ceremony for NASA's B-52B.

Dryden Center director Kevin Petersen shakes hands with AFFTC commander, Brig. Gen. Curtis Bedke, at the retirement ceremony for NASA's B-52B. ED04-0362-08

Dryden Center director Kevin Petersen shakes hands with AFFTC commande...

Dryden Center director Kevin Petersen shakes hands with AFFTC commander, Brig. Gen. Curtis Bedke, at the retirement ceremony for NASA's B-52B.

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies above the

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies above the

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress flies above the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan after requesting permission to approach the ship. Ronald Reagan is underway participating in Rim of the Pacific 2010, the ... more

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 77th Wing

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 77th Wing

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 77th Wing Shaw Air Force Base takes off for a Close Air Support mission flight during the 2010 Falcon Air Meet, Oct. 24, 2010, Muwaffaq Salti Air Base, Azraq, Jordan... more

A day in the life of a B-52

A day in the life of a B-52

U.S. Airmen stand by during flight operations on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 30, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo/Released)

A B-52 Bomber from Minot AFB, N.D. is refueled during

A B-52 Bomber from Minot AFB, N.D. is refueled during

A B-52 Bomber from Minot AFB, N.D. is refueled during night time maneuvers by the 174th Air Refueling Squadron, 185th Air Refueling Wing after completing an exercise in Guam on Dec. 14. The 174th partnered with... more

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots of the 18th

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots of the 18th

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots of the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, ride a crew bus out to their aircraft before a mission in support of Exercise Cope North 2012, Anderson... more

Airmen from the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit place

Airmen from the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit place

Airmen from the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit place a drogue chute stand behind a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Feb. 22. The stand provides Airmen stability and convenience when packin... more

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 155th Air Refueling

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 155th Air Refueling

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 155th Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-52 Stratofortress May 3, 2017 at the 155th Air Refueling Wing, Lincoln, Nebraska. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Airman 1st Class Jamie Titus/ Released)

Senior Airman Bryan Turner, 20th Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Bryan Turner, 20th Aircraft Maintenance

Senior Airman Bryan Turner, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, communicates with members of the aircrew inside a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 6. The aircrew communicated with Turner... more

Tools to survive and thrive

Tools to survive and thrive

1st Lt. Mason Martin, 96th Bomb Squadron, holds an aircrew helmet in front of a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 6. Airmen from the 2nd Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equi... more

Senior Airmen Jacob Coltson, 2nd Munitions Squadron,

Senior Airmen Jacob Coltson, 2nd Munitions Squadron,

Senior Airmen Jacob Coltson, 2nd Munitions Squadron, directs a forklift carrying unloaded Miniature Air Launch Decoys into a munitions storage area on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21. MALDs are small je... more

Working in the rain

Working in the rain

Airmen from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 21. Airmen of the 2nd AMXS are out on the flight line everyday performing the 2nd Bomb Wi... more

Firefighters from the Shreveport Fire Department douse

Firefighters from the Shreveport Fire Department douse

Firefighters from the Shreveport Fire Department douse a mock B-52H Stratofortress with water on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 22. The mock B-52 is used by Barksdale Airmen and outside agencies for training.

Senior Airman Marleah Miller, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron,

Senior Airman Marleah Miller, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron,

Senior Airman Marleah Miller, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, receives a tour of the B-52H Stratofortress before flying April 17 on Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Capt. Andrew Embry, right, 96th Bomb Squadron, B-52H

Capt. Andrew Embry, right, 96th Bomb Squadron, B-52H

Capt. Andrew Embry, right, 96th Bomb Squadron, B-52H Stratofortress aircraft commander, assists Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Zannetti, 3rd Combat Camera Squadron broadcaster, during a pre-flight helmet check, April 18, a... more