Exercise Polar Growl takes off

Engines start on the B-52 Stratofortress named the Phoenix, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The “Phoenix” is taking part in the Total Force Enterprise mission with the 2nd and 307th Bomb Wings in the command directed mission “Polar Growl”. The B-52 is capable of delivering large payloads of precision nuclear or conventional ordnance over long ranges, while also providing decision makers the ability to rapidly project military power and generate decisive effects. This is a long range exercise over the Arctic and North Sea regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Laura Siebert/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Laura SiebertReleased
VIRIN: 150401-F-AN422-097.JPG
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