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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Ruiz, left, and Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Martin, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members, load inert, (non-explosive) Quick Strike MK 62 mines into a B-52 Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, June 5, 2017. Bomber crews are participating in BALTOPS 2017, an annual, multinational, maritime-focused exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and cohesiveness between NATO allies and partnered nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Ruiz, left, and Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Martin, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members, transport an inert, (non-explosive) Quick Strike MK 62 mine into the bomb bay of a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, England, June 5, 2017. Bomber crews participated in BALTOPS 2017, an annual, multinational, maritime-focused exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and cohesiveness between NATO allies and partnered nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., departs RAF Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017 in support of Baltic Operations. BALTOPS provides an opportunity to exercise the increased joint capabilities of NATO and partner forces. The exercise will enable them to enhance their combat readiness so that, collectively, NATO can immediately respond to a range of real-world situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Julian Tisdale, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team member, releases a strap on an inert, (non-explosive) Quick Strike MK 62 mine at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. Bomber crews are participating in BALTOPS 2017, an annual, multinational, maritime-focused exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and cohesiveness between NATO allies and partnered nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Julian Tisdale, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team member, inspects inert, (non-explosive) Quick Strike MK 62 mines at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. Bomber crews are participating in BALTOPS 2017, an annual, multinational, maritime-focused exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and cohesiveness between NATO allies and partnered nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Julian Tisdale, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, prepares inert, (non-explosive) Quick Strike MK 62 mines to be loaded into a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. Bomber crews are participating in BALTOPS 2017, an annual, multinational, maritime-focused exercise designed to strengthen interoperability and cohesiveness between NATO allies and partnered nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Blake Nickells, left, and Alexander Dones, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chiefs, conduct preflight inspections on a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Exercises such as BALTOPS enable bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the bomber’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:19 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Blake Nickells, right, and Alexander Dones, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chiefs, conduct pre-flight inspections on a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Exercises such as BALTOPS enable bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the bomber’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:20 PM6/9/2017
A B-52H Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lifts off the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Crew members aboard B-52s will participate in BALTOPS, an annual, multinational, maritime-focused exercise involving NATO allies and partner nations. BALTOPS provides bomber crews with opportunities to integrate capabilities with regional partners and is part of the United States’ commitment to supporting global security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

3:21 PM6/9/2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Blake Nickells, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, waits out a storm while conducting pre-flight inspections on a B-52H Stratofortress at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Exercises such as BALTOPS enable bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the bomber’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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Air Force B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bombers arrive in UK

3:41 PM6/12/2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands on the flightline at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 regularly conducts strategic bomber missions that demonstrate the credibility of the bomber forces to address a global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)
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Air Force B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bombers arrive in UK

3:50 PM6/12/2017
A B-2 Spirt deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., approaches the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 routinely conducts bomber assurance and deterrence missions providing a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability, and is just one demonstration of the U.S. commitment to supporting global security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)
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Air Force B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bombers arrive in UK

3:52 PM6/12/2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., approaches the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The B-2 routinely conducts bomber assurance and deterrence missions providing a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability, and is just one demonstration of the U.S. commitment to supporting global security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)
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Air Force B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bombers arrive in UK

3:53 PM6/12/2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxis the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. The bomber assurance and deterrence missions conducted by the B-2s are representative of the U.S. commitment to their allies and enhancing regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)
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B-52s train with Norwegian aircraft in high North

1:50 PM6/3/2020
Four B-52H Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Arctic region, June 3, 2020.
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B-52H Bomber Missions Begin at RAF Fairford

12:39 PM8/26/2020
5th Bomb Wing Airmen in support of a long-planned bomber training mission, arrived at RAF Fairford, England on Aug. 24, 2020.
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Unsafe, unprofessional intercept of US bomber by Russian aircraft over the Black Sea

6:25 AM8/31/2020
At approximately 11:19 a.m. on Aug. 28, 2020, two Russian Su-27 Flanker pilots intercepted a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber that was conducting routine operations in the black sea over international waters. The Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while crossing within 100 feet of the nose of the B-52 multiple times at co-altitude and while in afterburner causing turbulence and restricting the B-52’s ability to maneuver.
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