Load Up and Go

Aircrew assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron prepare to board their B-52H Stratofortress bomber at Barksdale AFB, La., for a sortie in support of Exercise BALTOPS 2012, June 10, 2012. The crew flew the B-52 to the Baltic Sea area and back during a mission of more than 25 hours as part of the maritime security exercise with nations of the Baltic Sea region.