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93rd Bomb Squadron rises to the Global Strike Challenge

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An inert Bomb Dispenser Unit-50 munition sits at the ready on a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 8, 2019. It was scheduled to be dropped as part of the 2019 Global Strike Competition. The event is hosted by Air Force Global Strike Command and features several challenges including how accurately B-52 aircrews can drop unguided munitions such as the BDU-50. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Aaron Bohl, an instructor pilot assigned to the 93rd Bomb Squadron, speaks with other B-52 Stratofortress aircrew officers prior to a mission at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 8, 2019. The crew was participating in the 2019 Global Strike Challenge, a competition hosted by Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keith Hester, 307th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, communicates with aircrew on a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 8, 2019. He was making final preparations prior to the bomber participating in the 2019 Global Strike Challenge, a competition hosted by Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Cox, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance journeyman, preps a B-52 Stratofortress prior to takeoff at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 8, 2019. The 93rd Bomb Squadron was preparing to participating in Air Force Global Strike Command’s 2019 Global Strike Challenge. The Global Strike Challenge’s bomber operations competition is to accurately place inert, unguided munitions on a specific target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Jeremy Holt, an instructor pilot assigned to the 93rd Bomb Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July, 8, 2019. Holt was participating in the 2019 Global Strike Challenge, a competition hosted by Air Force Global Strike Command. The day’s challenge included trying to place unguided munitions as close as possible to a designated target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

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Aircrew officers from the 93rd Bomb Squadron consult with U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin Cox, aircraft maintenance journeyman assigned to the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prior to their flight at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 10, 2019. Cox briefed the crew on the condition of the B-52 Stratofortress before their participation in the Air Force Global Strike Command’s 2019 Global Strike Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. --

The 93rd Bomb Squadron participated in the 2019 Global Strike Challenge bomber operations competition at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 8, 2019.  Global Strike Challenge is a competition hosted by Air Force Global Strike Command which allows AFGSC units to showcase their skill sets in a variety of challenges in the bomber, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, helicopter operations and security forces fields.  The 93rd BS, part of Air Force Reserve Command, participates in the AFGSC mission by training and re-certifying B-52 aircrew members for the Air Force.   The 93rd was the first unit to participate in the munitions placement portion of this years competition.  They were required to place both guided and un-guided, inert munitions as close to a designated target as possible.  Results of the competition will be announced later this year.