A B-52H Stratofortress belonging to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is welcomed with a shower at Guam.
Unlike commercial planes that get a shower for celebratory reasons the clear water rinse system is used to clean the B-52 after flight over salt water.
Some B-52s flying with the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed to the Pacific island as part of the continuous bomber presence mission to maintain “a prudent, long-standing deterrent capability throughout the Asia-Pacific region.”
Few days ago, two B-52s and two B-2s were involved in a +20-hour long, round-trip synchronized attack training mission on ground targets located on Hawaii’s Pohakuloa military weapon range.
Image credit: U.S. Air Force via Airman Magazine