Read about two B-52 Strafortress bombers’ historic un-MANned missions

An all-female nuclear strike force!

On Mar. 22, in honor of Women’s History Month, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, made history by launching two B-52 Stratofortress bombers with all-female crews March 22. The training mission included in-air refueling and target practice. Noteworthy, the missions, that also featured female crew chiefs, were just part of the Air Force Global Strike Command's recognition of Women's History Month, as on the same day all of the United States’ alert intercontinental ...

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David Cenciotti is a freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written four books.