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B-52 flight

Capt. Joshua Henry, 69th Bomb Squadron pilot, observes potential weather hazards during a B-52H Stratofortress training sortie near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. As a safety precaution, the flight path was adjusted to avoid storms in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Capt. Franklin Baker, 5th Operations Support Squadron pilot and aircraft commander, adjusts the throttle of a B-52H Stratofortress during landing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. During landing, Baker worked through limited visibility and heavy winds due to storms in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Pilots with the 69th Bomb Squadron prepare to land at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. During the training sortie, the aircrew dealt with inclement weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Pilots with the 69th Bomb Squadron break through the clouds during a flight at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. During the training sortie, the aircrew dealt with inclement weather conditions and adjusted the flight plans accordingly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Capt. Franklin Baker, 5th Operations Support Squadron pilot and aircraft commander, observes his co-pilot during an in-flight turn near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. The flight path was adjusted to avoid storms in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Capt. Joshua Henry, 69th Bomb Squadron pilot, communicates with an air traffic control tower during a training sortie near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. During flight, pilots are required to communicate with local towers when passing through their airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Capt. Franklin Baker, 5th Operations Support Squadron pilot and aircraft commander, checks a switch during a training sortie near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. The pilot and co-pilot work together throughout the flight to accomplish the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Capt. Joshua Henry, 69th Bomb Squadron pilot, talks to his aircraft commander during a B-52H Stratofortress training sortie near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. In-flight communication with all members of the aircrew is crucial for mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight

Capt. Franklin Baker, 5th Operations Support Squadron pilot and aircraft commander, checks a switch during a training sortie near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. As AC, Baker is tasked with ensuring the safety of the flight and aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

B-52 flight
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A pilot with the 5th Operations Support Squadron adjusts the throttle of a B-52H Stratofortress during landing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. During landing, the pilots worked through limited visibility and heavy winds caused by storms in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airmen from the 69th Bomb Squadron and 5th Operations Support Squadron flew a training sortie near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 2, 2017. The flight incorporated both offensive and defensive training scenarios. With inclement weather in the area, the crew had to make in-flight adjustments to avoid turbulent skies. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Apryl Hall)