2nd Bomb Wing projects power from the Last Frontier, BTF Alaska

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron gather their equipment following two B-52H Stratofortress takeoffs at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The aircraft deployed to Eielson from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in support of Bomber Task Force operations which help maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron gather their equipment following two B-52H Stratofortress takeoffs at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The aircraft deployed to Eielson from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., in support of Bomber Task Force operations which help maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A crew chief assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals a B-52H Stratofortress, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. This Bomber Task Force mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Karamjeet Singh, a 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, runs through pre-flight checks on a B-52H Stratofortress during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. This BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

An Airman assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., pulls the chalks from a B-52H Stratofortress at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The Bomber Task Force mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Pilots assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., wait to board a B-52H Stratofortress at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. In support of the National Defense Strategy’s strategic predictability and operational unpredictability objectives, the pilots deployed to demonstrate flexibility, credibility, and lethality of our bomber forces to address today’s complex, contested and volatile security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., taxis behind a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard’s 168th Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. The bomber aircraft deployed to Eielson in support of a Bomber Task Force mission which helps maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress assigned to 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., sits on the flightline at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions help maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress pilot assigned to 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., signs out an M9 Beretta before stepping to his aircraft on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. Bomber pilots are typically issued a weapon as a contingency plan for emergency situations that may arise while completing a mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Airmen from the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform post-flight checks on a B-52H Stratofortress after landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. The aircraft deployed to Eielson from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to demonstrate the ability of U.S. forces to address a diverse and uncertain security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., releases a drag chute upon landing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. The aircraft deployed to Eielson to demonstrate the ability of U.S. forces to address a diverse and uncertain security environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., prepares to land at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. A total of three bomber aircraft deployed to Eielson in support of a Bomber Task Force mission to integrate and operate in the Indo-Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

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