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08-27-2009, 03:40 PM
New B-52 squadron to be activated at Minot

The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Aug 27, 2009 11:28:06 EDT

MINOT, N.D. — Minot Air Force Base is preparing to activate a new B-52 bomber squadron.

Base spokeswoman Laurie Arellano says the ceremony is planned for Sept. 3, though some details still need to be wrapped up, including the squadron’s name.

The unit will be the fourth B-52 squadron in the Air Force. The Minot base has the 23rd Bomb Squadron and Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has two B-52 units.

Air Force officials say adding the new squadron at Minot is part of plans to put a stronger emphasis on nuclear mission training for B-52 units.

Arellano says the new squadron will bring about 1,000 more people to the base.

08-27-2009, 04:03 PM
why not squadron badass........motto: dropping more tonnage than Jenny Graig.
or alternate motto:Bringing you more pain the gonarea.