Ample Strike Rolls On, Second B-52 Arrives

Airmen of the 307th Security Forces Squadron guard a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 4, 2017.

Airmen of the 307th Security Forces Squadron guard a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 4, 2017. The jet is being flown in exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. Both the B-52 and the B-1B Lancer took part in the exercise to show U.S. commitment to its NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

Another B-52 Stratofortress is marshalled into place at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017.

Another B-52 Stratofortress is marshalled into place at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017. The jet was the second B-52 to arrive for exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO allies and partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing, 7th BW and 2nd BW gather around a recently arrived B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017.

Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing, 7th BW and 2nd BW gather around a recently arrived B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017. The jet arrived to take part in exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO allies and partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dane McKenzie, 343rd Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer, inspects a B-52 Stratofortress prior to flying a mission from Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dane McKenzie, 343rd Bomb Squadron electronic warfare officer, inspects a B-52 Stratofortress prior to flying a mission from Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017. He and several other Airmen from both the active-duty and Reserve components were taking part in exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO allies and partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

Pilots from the 343rd Bomb Squadron run through their checks in the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017.

Pilots from the 343rd Bomb Squadron run through their checks in the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 1, 2017. The mission was part of exercise Ample Strike, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO allies and partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Troderick Trotter, 307th Security Forces Squadron, keeps careful watch while guarding a B-52 Stratofortress on the flight line at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 4, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Troderick Trotter, 307th Security Forces Squadron, keeps careful watch while guarding a B-52 Stratofortress on the flight line at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 4, 2017. Trotter and 29 other members of the 307th SFS were on hand for exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise involving the U.S. and 18 of its NATO partners and European allies. The 307th SFS took the lead on flight line security and partnered with U.K. Ministry of Defense police to provide security on other areas of the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

Rivets on a B-52 Stratofortress are getting a close inspection by an Airman at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep.1, 2017.

Rivets on a B-52 Stratofortress are getting a close inspection by an Airman at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep.1, 2017. The jet had just arrived from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. to participate in exercise Ample Strike 2017. Checking rivets for wear and tear is just one of the many routine safety checks the B-52 undergoes after every flight. Ample Strike is a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO allies and partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mike Guderyon, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, checks a B-52 Stratofortress for wear and tear after its trans-atlantic flight from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. to Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., Sep. 1, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mike Guderyon, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintainer, checks a B-52 Stratofortress for wear and tear after its trans-atlantic flight from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. to Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., Sep. 1, 2017. The jet is participating in exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. The exercise also gives U.S. forces an opportunity to train with their NATO allies and partners while also utilizing the total force integration model in the European theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/ not released)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Stevick, 307th Security Forces Squadron, shows Lt. Col. Kenneth Brown, 307th Bomb Wing chaplain, around the armory at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Aug. 28, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joseph Stevick, 307th Security Forces Squadron, shows Lt. Col. Kenneth Brown, 307th Bomb Wing chaplain, around the armory at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Aug. 28, 2017. Brown was checking in on Airmen from the 307th Bomb Wing participating in exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. Stevick is supervising the armory for elements of several different security forces squadrons on the base. The elements are comprised of active-duty, Reserve and National Guard airmen all participating in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

A B-1B Lancer comes in for a landing at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 4, 2017.
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A B-1B Lancer comes in for a landing at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 4, 2017. The jet had just completed a training mission during exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. Both the B-52 Stratofortress and the B-1B Lancer took part in the exercise to show U.S. commitment to its NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

A B-1B Lancer lowers its landing gear as it passes overhead at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 4, 2017.
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A B-1B Lancer lowers its landing gear as it passes overhead at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, Sep. 4, 2017. The jet was returning from a mission during exercise Ample Strike 2017, a Czech Republic-led live-fire exercise that offers advanced Air/Land Integration training to Forward Air Controllers, Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and Close Air Support aircrews. Both the B-52 Stratofortress and the B-1B Lancer took part in the exercise to show U.S. commitment to its NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/Released)

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