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History was made Nov. 6, 2017, when the first Conventional Rotary Launchers (CRL) were flown out of Barksdale Air Force Base, La. on a C-5M Super Galaxy to be used in their first ever combat area of responsibility. CRLs are improved munitions equipment that allows B-52 Stratofortresses to carry a selection of different conventional smart weapons or GPS guided weapons.
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Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, coins a 5th Security Forces Squadron Airman at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 11, 2017. During his visit, Boling spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including the fire department, weapons loading dock, bomb building facility, dining facility and parachute shop. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) 8AF CCC visits Minot
Chief Master Sgt. Alan Boling, Eighth Air Force command chief, visited Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 10-11, 2017. During his visit, Boling spoke with 5th Bomb Wing Airmen and visited facilities including the fire department, phase maintenance dock, bomb building facility, dining facility and parachute shop. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman
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Senior Airman Brian Sanchez, 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, inspects munitions before they are loaded into a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19, 2017. The training muntions were loaded into an aircraft by the 5th AMXS Global Strike Challenge team during their bomb-loading competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) GSC 17: 5 AMXS loads bombs
The 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Global Strike Challenge team participated in a bomb-loading competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19-20, 2017. The four-member team was evaluated and scored based on their speed, precision and bomb-loading expertise. (U.S. Air Force photos/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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