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B-Fifty TuesdayB-Fifty Tuesday
B-Fifty Tuesday

A B-52H Stratofortress sits on the flightline at Barksdale Air Force Base La., Oct. 1, 2013. The B-52 is classified as a long-range, heavy bomber and is capable of carrying 70,000 pounds of mixed ordnance and is capable of flying 8,800 miles without being refueled by another aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagan Jr.)
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Posted: 10/17/2013

B-52 gets UpgradeB-52 gets Upgrade
B-52 gets Upgrade

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16, 2013. The aircraft flew to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to receive a communication upgrade. The new system uses a high-speed digital data link that can transmit targeting, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. The Air Force has set aside funding for 30 B-52s to be upgraded in the near future. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)
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Posted: 7/16/2013

B-52 gets UpgradeB-52 gets Upgrade
B-52 gets Upgrade

Tech. Sgt. Michael Zeigler, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and Staff Sgt. Aaron McCullum, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to launch a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16, 2013. The B-52 was sent to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to receive the first Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. The change will allow aircrew to receive real-time intelligence updates. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony)
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Posted: 7/16/2013

2 MXS maintainers strive for greatness2 MXS maintainers strive for greatness
2 MXS maintainers strive for greatness

The 2nd Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintainers work on a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 28. Team Barksdale works hard to foster a culture of safety by continually assessing daily operations and finding new ways to make the work environment a better place to accomplish the mission. Barksdale is comprised of dedicated individuals who are highly trained, well-equipped and ready to work with the nation's most powerful weapon system to the level of perfection the American people expect and deserve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)
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Posted: 11/28/2012

Morning take offMorning take off
Morning take off

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 27. With a well-rounded bomber force, the 2nd Bomb Wing and B-52s lead the way when it comes to global engagement. The long range and versatility of the B-52 make it the weapon of choice for providing deterrence, demonstrating U.S. resolve and combat operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 11/28/2012

Waiting for the next missionWaiting for the next mission
Waiting for the next mission

Two B-52H Stratofortress bombers stick out of a hanger on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 31. The B-52 provides the backbone of the bomber force with the ability for global attack and precision engagement. The bomber is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Martin)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 11/1/2012

Buff staying mission readyBuff staying mission ready
Buff staying mission ready

Maintenance crews work on B-52H Stratofortress Bombers in the early morning on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 19. With a well-rounded bomber force, the 2nd Bomb Wing and B-52s lead the way in global engagement. The long range and versatility of the B-52 make it the weapon of choice for providing deterrence, demonstrating U.S. resolve and combat operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 10/19/2012

Touch and goTouch and go
Touch and go

A B-52H Stratofortress lands during a touch-and-go on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 16. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. The B-52 is the backbone of the bomber force with the ability for global attack and precision engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 10/18/2012

Backbone of the bomber forceBackbone of the bomber force
Backbone of the bomber force

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off over Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 16. The B-52 provides the backbone of the bomber force with the ability for global attack and precision engagement. Its proud history paves the way as the next generation of bombers comes online to provide a comprehensive bomber package. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 10/17/2012

Phase HangarPhase Hangar
Phase Hangar

Senior Airman Greg Pagallo, 2nd Maintenance Squadron, inspects the throttle cables on the number two pod kneecap of a B-52H Stratofortress as Staff Sgt. Matt Lachney, 2 MXS, observes inside the Phase Hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 1. These cables provide power to the landing gear and to the structures that flex the wings upward during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED)
Phase Hangar


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Posted: 5/3/2012

Phase HangarPhase Hangar
Phase Hangar

Senior Airman Hinz Bartnick, 2nd Maintenance Squadron, inspects the line replaceable units on a B-52H Stratofortress inside the Phase Hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., May 1. The LRUs "talk" to each other to make sure the aircraft displays availability of electronic countermeasures to the aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Andrew Moua)(RELEASED)
Phase Hangar


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Posted: 5/3/2012

Always readyAlways ready
Always ready

Senior Airman Christopher Green, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, connects a hydraulic quick disconnect hose from an engine pump to a wing strut of a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 28. Airmen from the 2 AMXS routinely inspect and repair the aircraft, checking wiring, fluid levels and any other parts that may have discrepancies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 3/30/2012

Always readyAlways ready
Always ready

Tech. Sgt. Jason Gamble (right) and Staff Sgt. Mitchell Seitz, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, drag hoses from a portable hydraulic test stand on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 28. Maintainers can perform upwards of 30 jobs during a routine pre-flight inspection of an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED)
Always ready


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Posted: 3/30/2012

Always readyAlways ready
Always ready

Staff Sgt. Jason Gibson, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, drains hydraulic fluid from a B-52H Stratofortress hydraulic reservoir on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 28. Hydraulic fluid levels are one of the many items maintainers routinely inspect on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 3/30/2012

Always readyAlways ready
Always ready

Tech. Sgt. Jason Gamble, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, fixes safety wiring for a hydraulic quick disconnect hose on a B-52H Stratofortress engine on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 28. Airmen from the 2 AMXS routinely inspect and repair the aircraft, checking wiring, fluid levels and any other parts that may have discrepancies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 3/30/2012

Always readyAlways ready
Always ready

Staff Sgt. Kevin Henchey, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, closes a panel on a B-52H Stratofortress engine on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 28. Crew chiefs are required to be qualified on more than 250 tasks to ensure the aircraft is in top condition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 3/30/2012

BUFF in the SunBUFF in the Sun
BUFF in the Sun

A B-52H Stratofortress receives maintenance on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 27. The B-52 is capable of flying 7,652 nautical miles or 8,800 miles without being refueled by another aircraft. The "BUFF" is classified as a long-range, heavy bomber and is capable of carrying 70,000 pounds of mixed ordnance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Micaiah Anthony)(RELEASED)
BUFF in the Sun


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Posted: 1/27/2012

Team Barksdale participates in surgeTeam Barksdale participates in surge
Team Barksdale participates in surge

Senior Airman Kyle Matinzi and Airman 1st Class Sudarien Smith, both with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salute a B-52H Stratofortress before its departure for a surge mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Jan. 25. Surge missions ensure combat readiness and play an important role in the Barksdale mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
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Posted: 1/27/2012

Year of the BuffYear of the Buff
Year of the Buff

Staff Sgt. Andrew Dennis, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, reads a technical order to Airman 1st Class Christopher Bellin, 2nd AMXS, as he conducts an entry hatch light checkout on a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 28. A technical order is a 'how-to' job reference guide used to ensure safety and accuracy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
Year of the Buff


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Posted: 12/29/2011

Year of the BuffYear of the Buff
Year of the Buff

Airmen of the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52H Stratofortress in the Corrosion Control Facility on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 19. The B-52 is a jet-powered strategic bomber and plays a vital role in the Barksdale mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
Year of the Buff


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Posted: 12/29/2011

Year of the BuffYear of the Buff
Year of the Buff

Airmen 1st Class Eric Dearing and Airman 1st Class Sean Minnis, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash a B-52H Stratofortress in the Corrosion Control Facility on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Dec. 19. Each part of the plane is meticulously scrubbed to prevent build-up of grime. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
Year of the Buff


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Posted: 12/29/2011

Year of the BuffYear of the Buff
Year of the Buff

A B-52H Stratofortress sits on the flightline of Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 30. The B-52 is a jet-powered strategic bomber and can hold over 60,000 pounds of weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)(RELEASED)
Year of the Buff


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Posted: 12/29/2011

B-52H reaches milestoneB-52H reaches milestone
B-52H reaches milestone

The first B-52H to be assigned to Wurtsmith Air Force Base, which was also the first to be stationed on Michigan soil is parked behind the reviewing stand on Wurthsmith's runway. The ceremony, during which the Stratofortress bomber was christened "State of Michigan", was held May 11, 1961. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 5/13/2011

B-52s in Exercise Red FlagB-52s in Exercise Red Flag
B-52s in Exercise Red Flag

First Lt. Kevin Crawford, 96th Bomb Squadron, inspects a Barksdale B-52 bomb bay before one of many wartime training missions during Exercise Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Exercise Red Flag is traditionally one of the Air Force’s most comprehensive training events preparing aviators for war. (courtesy photo)
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Posted: 2/25/2011

    

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