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

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright
US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bombers are no longer approved to carry nuclear gravity bombs, according to the latest Air Force strategic bomber guidance document.
As nuclear expert Hans Kristensen first noticed and The Drive first reported , the update notes the "removal of B61-7 and B83-1 from B-52H approved weapons configuration."
US Air Force Global Strike Command told Insider that B-52 crews no longer train to employ these nuclear gravity bombs.
There have long been concerns that the B-52 lacks the capability to penetrate modern...
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How the Air Force's 'tank drivers' keep tankers full of fuel and in flying shape

How the Air Force's 'tank drivers' keep tankers full of fuel and in flying shape

3 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Ryan C. Grossklag
Air Force "tank drivers" at Florida's MacDill Air Force Base have the complicated but vital job of making sure tankers can tank safely and effectively.
Working day and night, these airmen handle all operations involving the pumps, valves, manifolds, and other aspects of the fuel cell.
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Tucked away behind US Central Command and MacDill Air Force Base, Florida's traditional hangars lies a hangar originally built to house fighter jets. On a given day, peeking out of that hangar will sit a...
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