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A B-52 Stratfortress pilot gives the thumbs up sign after arriving at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2018.   The jet arrived from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana and is in the U.K. as part of the Air Force’s bomber task force operations.  Such operations are routinely conducted to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to allies and partners in the region and enhance readiness to respond to any contingencies around the globe.  They also provide opportunities to work with allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/not released)

A B-52 Stratfortress pilot gives the thumbs up sign after arriving at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2018. The jet arrived from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana and is in the U.K. as part of the Air Force’s bomber task force operations. Such operations are routinely conducted to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to allies and partners in the region and enhance readiness to respond to any contingencies around the globe. They also provide opportunities to work with allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/not released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dane McKenzie, 345th Bomb Squadron weapons system officer greets Lt. Col. Pat Booker, 307th Bomb Wing detachment commander, after arriving at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2018.   McKenzie and other air crew came in from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana and is in the U.K. as part of the Air Force’s bomber task force operations.  Such operations are routinely conducted to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to allies and partners in the region and enhance readiness to respond to any contingencies around the globe.  They also provide opportunities to work with allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/not released)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Dane McKenzie, 345th Bomb Squadron weapons system officer greets Lt. Col. Pat Booker, 307th Bomb Wing detachment commander, after arriving at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2018. McKenzie and other air crew came in from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana and is in the U.K. as part of the Air Force’s bomber task force operations. Such operations are routinely conducted to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to allies and partners in the region and enhance readiness to respond to any contingencies around the globe. They also provide opportunities to work with allies and partners in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/not released)

The drage chute of a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base awaits collection at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2018.   The jet is in the U.K. in support of AMPLE STRIKE 18, a Czech-led exercise involving 19 NATO allies and partners.  The exercise is designed to test interoperability with Joint Terminal Air Controllers from multiple countries. Citizen Reserve Airmen and their active-duty counterparts from multiple units are working together at RAF Fairford to support bomber operations during the exercise.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/not released)

The drage chute of a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base awaits collection at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 5, 2018. The jet is in the U.K. in support of AMPLE STRIKE 18, a Czech-led exercise involving 19 NATO allies and partners. The exercise is designed to test interoperability with Joint Terminal Air Controllers from multiple countries. Citizen Reserve Airmen and their active-duty counterparts from multiple units are working together at RAF Fairford to support bomber operations during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle/not released)

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