Munitions on display at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana show the full capabilities of the B-52H. (Sgt. Robert J. Horstman, U.S. Air Force /February 2, 2006)
Upgrades Aim To Extend B-52 bombers' Already Long Lives -- L.A. Times
Despite the plane's more than half-century of service, the Air Force thinks modifications and overhauls have made the B-52 ageless.
For Air Force Capt. Daniel "Swoop" Welch, flying a B-52 bomber has become the family business.
His father, retired Lt. Col. Don Welch, was trained to drop nuclear bombs with the aircraft during the height of the Cold War. His grandfather, retired Col. Don Sprague, flew B-52 combat missions in Vietnam.
"It is definitely a testament to the robust design of the B-52," said Welch, 28. "Getting to fly the same aircraft as my father and grandfather has been pretty cool."
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