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A B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off from RAF Fairford, England, Oct. 14, 2019.

US Air Force B-52 bombers are done flying with nuclear bombs, but they’re keeping the missiles

The B-52 bomber is no longer authorized to carry nuclear gravity bombs, but it will continue to carry nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.
A US Air Force B-52 in formation with Royal Air Force Typhoon fighters over the North Sea, October 28, 2019.

4 US B-52 bombers just got back from a month flying all around Europe — here’s what they were up to

Bomber task force deployments train US aircrews while reassuring partners and deterring foes, including into Arctic skies as these images reveal.
A B-2 Spirit bomber after a mission over Iraq.

Here’s what the US Air Force has planned for all its bombers

From the venerable B-52 to the future B-21, the US leads the way in firepower and stealth technology. This is what the US has in the skies.
"Wise Guy."

The US Air Force just resurrected a 60-year-old B-52 bomber from its ‘boneyard’ to fight another day

The bomber, nicknamed "Wise Guy," is only the second B-52 to ever be brought back from the "boneyard" for continued service.
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron taxis for takeoff on a runway at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 12, 2019.

US fighters and bombers flew over the Persian Gulf in a warning to Iran

B-52 bombers flew alongside F-15s and F-35s in a visible show of force designed to deter Iran from attacking US interests in the region.
Two U. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers over the Pacific Ocean on a routine training mission, August 1, 2018.

US and Chinese bombers have been flexing their muscles over an important waterway

It's been a busy week for Chinese and US bombers, both of which have participated in military drills in the same neighborhood recently.
Two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers fly over the Pacific Ocean during a routine training mission Aug. 1, 2018

US Air Force B-52s ignore Beijing’s ‘great wall’ of missiles with South China Sea flights

China has a 'great wall of SAMs' in the South China Sea, a top US admiral argues, but the US Air Force and its heavy bombers aren't backing down.
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam, August 24, 2016.

The US is walking all over Beijing with regular B-52 bomber flights in the South China Sea

The US military again flew B-52 nuclear capable bombers through the South China Sea, and completely refuses to back down to China's claims over the waterway.
A US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on a higher headquarters-directed Continuous Bomber Presence mission

‘Everybody loves the B-52’: Step aboard one of the massive bombers patrolling the front line in the Pacific

The US has been carrying Continuous Bomber Presence missions over the Pacific since 2004, working to reassure allies and send a message to rivals.
A pair of B-52H Stratofortress bombers

The US is sending an unmistakable message to China — four B-52 bomber flights through the East and South China Seas this month

Several US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress heavy, long-range bombers have flown through the contested East and South China Seas multiple times this month, sending a clear message to potential challengers -- one in particular.