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Winter in July: FTU Class 19-01 graduates

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  • By Master Sgt. Ted Daigle
  • 307th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

B-52 Stratofortress Formal Training Unit Class 19-01 graduated during a ceremony at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, July 26, 2019. The FTU, comprised of active-duty instructors from the 11th Bomb Squadron and Reserve Citizen Airmen instructors from the 93rd Bomb Squadron, is a Total Force Integration arrangement. All prospective B-52H Stratofortress air crew, as well as anyone re-qualifying on the aircraft, are trained by the two squadrons. The 93rd BS is an active associate Reserve unit along with the 11th BS. The 93rd BS is part of the 307th Bomb Wing, the only bomber unit in the Air Force Reserve. Retired Brig. Gen. Peyton Cole, former 2nd Bomb Wing commander, was the guest speaker for the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)