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A B-52H Stratofortress sits on the flight line at Minot AFB, N.D., July 9, 2015. Air Force photo by SrA. Stephanie Morris.

A B-52 bomber from Minot AFB, N.D., launched July 9 on a 16-hour, non-stop training sortie, rendezvousing with Colombian air force aircraft over Colombia this week, US Strategic Command announced. The 5th Bomb Wing crew also flew a demonstration as part of the Colo​mbian international airshow in Antioquia, Colombia, on Thursday. "The aircraft's participation in this airshow and the training conducted alongside our Colombian partners allow our strategic aircrews to maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency," STRATCOM Commander Adm. Cecil Haney said in a release. A B-52 conducted training in the US Southern Command area of responsibility last year during Exercise PANAMAX, and also appeared at the Colombia international airshow back in 2006, according to STRATCOM.