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Airmen and civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area pose outside of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018.  The group toured the jet and spoke with Airmen to learn more about the Air Force mission during their informational tour as the future generation of leaders for the community.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Airmen and civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area pose outside of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. The group toured the jet and spoke with Airmen to learn more about the Air Force mission during their informational tour as the future generation of leaders for the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Two local civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area celebrate on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018.  They were part of a group learning more about the Air Force mission in the community.  All leaders toured a B-52 Stratofortress and had the opportunity to speak with active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Two local civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area celebrate on the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. They were part of a group learning more about the Air Force mission in the community. All leaders toured a B-52 Stratofortress and had the opportunity to speak with active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area toured a B-52 Stratofortress and spoke with active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen about their mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area toured a B-52 Stratofortress and spoke with active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen about their mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area toured a B-52 Stratofortress and spoke with active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen about their mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Local civic leaders view the inside of the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. Airmen from the 11th Bomb Squadron offered the tour to build greater understanding of the Air Force’s mission and to strengthen the ties with the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area toured a B-52 Stratofortress and spoke with active-duty and Reserve Citizen Airmen about their mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Oct. 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bill Fish, 11th Bomb Squadron commander, speaks about the B-52 Stratofortress with civic leaders from the Shreveport-Bossier City area, Oct. 9, 2018 at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The participants are considered the next generation of leaders for the local area and the group is sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier City Chambers of Commerce. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --