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Air Force picks Northrop Grumman to build next big bomber

...companies who sought the contract, the stakes were high. Boeing has built most of the Air Force's bombers, including the B-52. And it collaborated with Lockheed Martin on the F-22 stealth fighter. Northrop Grumman built the B-2 bomber fleet...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-28/air-force-picks-northrop-gru
Nation and World
China says it monitored 2 US B-52 bombers in its airspace

...BEIJING - China acknowledged Wednesday it let two American B-52 bombers fly unhindered through its newly declared air defense...announcement of the zone. U.S. officials said the two unarmed B-52 bombers took off from their home base in Guam around midday...

http://juneauempire.com/christopher-bodeen/2013-11-28/china-says-it-monitored-2-
Great blues: The elegant, familian Southeast shorebird

Pterodactyls? B-52 bombers? What are these looming, faintly ominous creatures in the sky? They are great blue herons, largest and best known of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060103/out_herons.shtml
Outdoors
Airport fire service cutback eyed

...land a burning plane. In 1971, at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D., the pilot watched an engine on his B-52 airplane become engulfed in flames. Miller landed the plane, and no one was hurt. But he was glad to see fire engines...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022399/Loc_airport.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...land a burning plane. In 1971, at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D., the pilot watched an engine on his B-52 airplane become engulfed in flames. Miller landed the plane, and no one was hurt. But he was glad to see fire engines...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022399/Loc_airport.shtml
Outside editorial: On nuclear negligence

...personnel in connection with an August incident in which six nuclear-armed cruise missiles were inadvertently loaded onto a B-52 bomber and mistakenly flown from North Dakota to Louisiana. Sound off on the important issues at The Air Force deserves...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102407/opi_20071024028.shtml
Opinion
This Day in History

...in the U.S. - aimed at reducing bakeries' demand for metal replacement parts - went into effect. In 1957, a trio of B-52's completed the first nonstop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011807/sta_20070118018.shtml
News
Airmen, Marines participating in Red Flag Alaska

...training in Alaska is the 67,000 square miles of air space, the most available in the United States. Capt. Mike Waites, a B-52 pilot, said the space is particularly useful when piloting the bulk bomber. "My expectations have all been met and exceeded...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042910/sta_627603979.shtml
News
This Day in History

...President Eisenhower warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex." In 1966, a U.S. Air Force B-52 carrying four unarmed hydrogen bombs crashed on the Spanish coast. Three of the bombs were quickly recovered, but the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011706/sta_20060117008.shtml
News
This Day in History

...people were killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas while returning from a war-bond promotion tour. In 1957, three B-52's (accompanied at first by two spare aircraft) took off from Castle Air Force Base in California on the first nonstop...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011607/sta_20070116012.shtml
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