The Air Force completed the drawdown of the B-52 bomber fleet to 76 aircraft in January 2009, with the retirement of the last of 17 airframes, according to Air Combat Command. Here, a B-52 with the 23rd Bomb Squadron from Minot AFB, N.D., departs on a counter-sea training mission during a five-month deployment to Andersen AFB, Guam, Jan. 15, 2008.
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