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A snowplow clears the runway at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 4, 2017, during exercise Global Thunder 18. Global Thunder is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Global Thunder 18
Multiple B-52H Stratofortresses assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) departed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 4, 2017, during exercise Global Thunder 18. Exercise Global Thunder is an annual command and control and field training exercise designed to train Department of Defense forces and assess joint operational readiness
0 11/27
2017
Newest bomber technology makes history Newest bomber technology makes history
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.
0 11/20
2017
Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million Repair facility saves nuclear command $13 million
The nuclear mission cannot be stopped by old or non-functioning aircraft components. The solution to this is a trip to a bomber hydraulic Centralized Repair Facility (CRF) which saves time and money. The bomber hydro CRF at Barksdale has repaired enough parts from the bomber fleet to save the Air Force over $13 million this year.
0 11/07
2017
Default Air Force Logo Bombers Return to Europe for Exercises with NATO Allies and Partners
B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, and 800 Airmen, deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, to support various exercises throughout Europe this June.
0 6/01
2017
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