Fade to Red

Capt. Andrew Embry (left), aircraft commander, and Capt. Michael Plourde, co-pilot, take off in their B-52H Stratofortress bomber on a sortie during a Red Flag training exercise, March 3, 2012. These airmen and their B-52 are assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale AFB, La. Red Flag runs through March 16, 2012, on the Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas.