How to re-engine a B-52 and make a new bomber fleet

Minot Air Force Base’s B-52 Bombers are part of a fleet that’s been flying missions for over 70 years. It’s a testament to the aircraft’s design and ability, and it’s a role that’s expected to continue for another 30 years, at least. But to extend the life is going to take new engines, and that’s

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MAFB Upgrades in Obama’s Federal Budget

President Obama’s 2017 Federal budget includes earmarks for several upgrades at Minot Air Force Base. Eloise Ogden writing for The Minot Daily News has the story, but it requires entrance through a Google search page.

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The wonders of a B-52

By Senior Airman Malia Jenkins For more than 50 years the B-52H Stratofortress has served as the backbone of the United States’ strategic bomber force. The B-52 is capable of dropping or launching the widest array of weapons in the U.S. inventory, including gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided missiles and joint direct attack munitions

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MAFB B-52 Team Minot Stays Vigilant

— Official News Release, Minot Air Force Base — Air Force Global Strike Command bomb wings participated in a major exercise this month, demonstrating the command’s flexibility and global reach while testing its tactics, techniques, and procedures. The annual AFGSC exercise, Constant Vigilance is designed to train and assess the command’s ability to perform its conventional

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Latest: Pentagon’s $55 Billion Mystery Bomber

An addition to nations bomber fleet is in the works, and though the secret airplane is not projected to enter service until well into the next decade, this is a Minot story.

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