Two B-52H bombers regenerated to active service undergoing simultaneous maintenance at Tinker’s Air Logistics Complex

The B-52H bomber nick named “Wise Guy,” sits in post dock nearing completion of its regeneration back to active service, Nov. 19, 2020. The bomber sat in the desert for 10 years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and is the second B-52H aircraft to be brought back to active service. The first aircraft was nick named “Ghost Rider” and was regenerated in 2015. Both bombers are here at the same time and will return to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
The B-52H bomber nick named “Wise Guy,” sits in post dock nearing completion of its regeneration back to active service, Nov. 19, 2020. The bomber sat in the desert for 10 years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and is the second B-52H aircraft to be brought back to active service. The first aircraft was nick named “Ghost Rider” and was regenerated in 2015. Both bombers are here at the same time and will return to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)

The B-52H bomber nick named “Wise Guy,” sits in post dock nearing completion of its regeneration back to active service, Nov. 19, 2020. The bomber sat in the desert for 10 years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and is the second B-52H aircraft to be brought back to active service. The first aircraft was nick named “Ghost Rider” and was regenerated in 2015. Both bombers are here at the same time and will return to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)

A B-52H bomber nick named “Ghost Rider” undergoes routine programmed depot maintenance at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Nov. 20, 2020. The bomber sat in the desert for seven years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and is the first of two B-52H bombers to be brought back on active service.    (U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
A B-52H bomber nick named “Ghost Rider” undergoes routine programmed depot maintenance at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Nov. 20, 2020. The bomber sat in the desert for seven years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and is the first of two B-52H bombers to be brought back on active service.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)

Nathan Whitesell, a B-52 structures engineer and Andrew Jones, an aerospace engineer with the B-52 System Program Office, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, examine wing skins through the landing gear bay on “Ghost Rider,” a B-52H bomber currently undergoing programmed depot maintenance at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Nov. 20, 2020. In 2015, Ghost Rider was the first B-52H aircraft to be regenerated from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)

The B-52H bomber nick named “Wise Guy,” sits in post dock nearing completion of its regeneration back to active service, Nov. 19, 2020. The bomber sat in the desert for 10 years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona and is the second B-52H aircraft to be brought back to active service. The first aircraft was nick named “Ghost Rider” and was regenerated in 2015. Both bombers are here at the same time and will return to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)

Curtis Smith, an aircraft mechanic with the 565th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, opens a panel to replace a fuel level control valve on a B-52H bomber Nov. 19, 2020. The bomber known as “Wise Guy” is being regenerated to rejoin the fleet. The aircraft sat in the desert for 10 years at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s National-Level Airpower Reservoir located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. Wise Guy is the second B-52H aircraft to be brought back to active service.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)

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