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Naval mine buildup at Barksdale

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sergio Valasquez, a mineman with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston tightens a bolt on an inert underwater mine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019.  The mines are prepared by Navy personnel, but loaded onto a B-52 Stratofortress by Reserve Citizen Airmen.  The B-52 can lay mines as part of its maritime capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sergio Valasquez, a mineman with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston tightens a bolt on an inert underwater mine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019. The mines are prepared by Navy personnel, but loaded onto a B-52 Stratofortress by Reserve Citizen Airmen. The B-52 can lay mines as part of its maritime capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Sailors from Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina prepare inert marine mines at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 31, 2019.   The mines will be laid by a B-52 Stratofortress.  The cross-service effort occurs on a biannual basis.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Sailors from Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston begin preparing inert underwater mines at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019. The mines will be laid by B-52 Stratofortress’ operating out of Barksdale AFB. The joint service operation occurs regularly, highlighting the interoperability between the Air Force and Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Royer, a mineman with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston prepares an inert underwater mine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019.  Royer and several other sailors were at Barksdale AFB to ready the munitions to be loaded aboard a B-52 Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Royer, a mineman with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston prepares an inert underwater mine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019. Royer and several other sailors were at Barksdale AFB to ready the munitions to be loaded aboard a B-52 Stratofortress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Airmen and Sailors worked side by side to ready inert underwater mines for loading aboard a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019.   The joint service effort strengthens capabilities between the Air Force and Navy and highlights the B-52’s maritime capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

Airmen and Sailors worked side by side to ready inert underwater mines for loading aboard a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019. The joint service effort strengthens capabilities between the Air Force and Navy and highlights the B-52’s maritime capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Dylan Scott, a mineman with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston makes final adjustments to an inert naval mine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019.   The mines will be laid by a B-52 Stratofortress operating out of Barksdale AFB.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

U.S. Navy Petty Officer Dylan Scott, a mineman with Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston makes final adjustments to an inert naval mine at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Jan. 30, 2019. The mines will be laid by a B-52 Stratofortress operating out of Barksdale AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --