Crew from Operations Group 2 rush to a B-52H Stratofortress during a readiness exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., September 24, 2020. Such exercises provide the 2nd Bomb Wing, which can provide the nation with victorious combat power. 23rd Bomb Squadron, combined with the B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Minot Air Force Base, ND, takes off from RAF Fairford, UK, in support of the Bombardment Task Force, 1 September 2020. Video Staff Sgt. James Cason, 1st Combat Camera Squadron, Staff Sergeant. Philip Bryant 2nd Bomb Wing PR, Senior Airman Bria Hughes 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs, Airman 1st Class Baylee Yassu 2nd Bomb Wing PR The appearance of US Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply approval of the DoD, or does not constitute. We had B-47s at one base and B-52s at two other bases. An ORI inspection team would download the clock to start when it was declared an ORI, before stopping the plane's movement. All alert planes had to blow up within 15 minutes. It wasn't a ruckus, it was a slow launch.