B-52 bombers flew in two major exercises, simultaneously flexing nuclear and conventional strike forces on a global scale, June 10-11, 2012. As two B-52s returned to Barksdale AFB, La., from a 25-hour simulated maritime strike over the Baltic Sea on June 11, 2012, another 10 B-52s launched on a mass nuclear-generation exercise from Minot AFB, N.D., said Air Force Global Strike Command officials, June 15, 2012. Here, B-52s take off from Minot during the multi-aircraft generation, June 7, 2012.
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