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Patches and lanyards sit on stage prior to students in the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03 graduate and join their new squadron during their graduation ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018.

Patches and lanyards sit on stage prior to students in the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03 graduate and join their new squadron during their graduation ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018. The graduates have completed the eight-month long course to be B-52 Stratofortress crewmembers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Maxwell Daigle/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William Fish, 11th Bomb Squadron commander, introduces the guest speaker of the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03 graduation ceremony, Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone, the command chief master sergeant of Air Force Global Strike Command, on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. William Fish, 11th Bomb Squadron commander, introduces the guest speaker of the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03 graduation ceremony, Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone, the command chief master sergeant of Air Force Global Strike Command, on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018. Mazzone stressed the importance of being a good Airman on and off the B-52 to the graduates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Joshua Page, a student in the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03, shakes hands with his new fellow aircrew from the 96th Bomb Squadron during his graduation from on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Joshua Page, a student in the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03, shakes hands with his new fellow aircrew from the 96th Bomb Squadron during his graduation from on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018. Aircrew from the 96th BS were on hand to congratulate and welcome the graduates joining their squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Maxwell Daigle/Released)

Lt. Col. Christopher Chandler, the 93rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, presents the Lindell Mabus Leadership Award to Capt. Jacob Stawski during a graduation ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. May 18, 2018.

Lt. Col. Christopher Chandler, the 93rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, presents the Lindell Mabus Leadership Award to Capt. Jacob Stawski during a graduation ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. May 18, 2018. Stowski is graduating from the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit and was selected by his peers for the award. He demonstrated the leadership qualities that were critical to the class’s graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

Lt. Col. William Fish, the commander of the 11th Bomb Squadron, presents the Meeks Award to Capt. Shane McMillen, 1st Lt. Mitchell Redmond and 1st Lt.  Zaquero Harnett during a graduation ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. May 18, 2018.

Lt. Col. William Fish, the commander of the 11th Bomb Squadron, presents the Meeks Award to Capt. Shane McMillen, 1st Lt. Mitchell Redmond and 1st Lt. Zaquero Harnett during a graduation ceremony on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. May 18, 2018. The trophy is awarded to the top B-52 Stratofortress crew in each Formal Training Unit class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Dachelle Melville/Released)

A graduate from the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03 shows off the flight controls of the B-52 on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018.

A graduate from the B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 17-03 shows off the flight controls of the B-52 on Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, May 18, 2018. Graduates had the opportunity to show off the bomber to family and friends after a graduation ceremony culminating the eight-month long course to become trained aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Maxwell Daigle/Released)

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