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Gary Bridges, of the Louisiana State Police, is all smiles as he climbs into the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 2, 2018.  He participated in the 307th Bomb Wing’s Employer Appreciation Day which included a static tour of a B-52 and an air refueling flight aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/released)

Gary Bridges, of the Louisiana State Police, is all smiles as he climbs into the cockpit of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 2, 2018. He participated in the 307th Bomb Wing’s Employer Appreciation Day which included a static tour of a B-52 and an air refueling flight aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/released)

Clergy members make their way out to the flight line for a tour of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 1, 2018.  The tour was part of Clergy Appreciation Day in which Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th BW invited their clergy to learn more about the unit and watch an air refueling of the B-52 from a KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cody Burt/released)

Clergy members make their way out to the flight line for a tour of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 1, 2018. The tour was part of Clergy Appreciation Day in which Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th BW invited their clergy to learn more about the unit and watch an air refueling of the B-52 from a KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cody Burt/released)

Kevin Baxter and Hack Willis, both with the Louisiana State Police, observe the interior of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 2, 2018.  They were on hand for the 307th Bomb Wing’s Employer Appreciation Day.  Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th BW nominated their employers to learn more about the unit’s mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/released)

Kevin Baxter and Hack Willis, both with the Louisiana State Police, observe the interior of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 2, 2018. They were on hand for the 307th Bomb Wing’s Employer Appreciation Day. Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th BW nominated their employers to learn more about the unit’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Callie Ware/released)

A B-52 Stratofortress lines up to the boom on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a Clergy Appreciation Day flight originating from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 1, 2018.   Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing nominated clergy to attend the event, which included an air refueling flight aboard the KC-135 and a static tour of the B-52.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cody Burt/released)

A B-52 Stratofortress lines up to the boom on a KC-135 Stratotanker during a Clergy Appreciation Day flight originating from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, June 1, 2018. Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 307th Bomb Wing nominated clergy to attend the event, which included an air refueling flight aboard the KC-135 and a static tour of the B-52. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cody Burt/released)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --