Tag: 307th Bomb Wing

USAF to start B-52 re-engine competition in the first quarter of 2019
“Wise Guy” is the second B-52 ever taken from AMARG. The other, “Ghost Rider”, was prepped and flown out back in 2015. On May 13, 2019 the 307th Bomb Wing (BW) brought a previously decommissioned B-52 Stratofortress to Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), Louisiana. As reported by KSLA, Col. Robert...
B-52 RTBs safely after being struck by lightning that leaves man-sized hole in her tail
“We see a handful of strikes every year, but out of all the maintainers we have, no one had seen lightning damage that bad,” Lt. Col. George P. Cole III, commander of the 307th MXS As reported by KTBS a U.S. Air Force (USAF) B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber on final approach to Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB) in December was...