Airman prepares for a B-52 sortie
240302-F-HZ361-1010.JPG Photo By: Senior Master Sgt. Ted Daigle

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. - U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Pontius, 307th Operations Group commander, conducts a pre-flight inspection of a B-52H Stratofortress at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, March 2, 2024. Pontius was one of several active-duty and Air Force Reserve members participating in Exercise SOUTHERN EDGE 24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tambri Cason)


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