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Mothballed B-52 back in service

 

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 61-007 is returning to active service after 19 months of overhaul work at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The aircraft, which has been named ‘Ghost Rider’, had been in external storage at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona and will join the USAF’s 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota.

Ghost Rider is the first B-52H to ever be regenerated from long-term storage with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, and returned to fully operational flying status.

“Ghost Rider” spent three days in paint before getting its signature nose art and returning to the active fleet. ‘Ghost Rider’ is the first B-52 to ever be regenerated from long-term storage with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and returned to fully-operational flying status. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)

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