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IN PHOTOS: Air Force trains with B-52H Stratofortress at Fort Polk

Capt. Matthew Gray, assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, flies a B-52H Stratofortress during a training mission on Aug. 21 at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS) Capt. Matthew Gray, assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, flies a B-52H Stratofortress during a training mission on Aug. 21 at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS)
Maj. Chris Weir, B-52H Stratofortress navigator, 96th Bomb Squadron, checks the instruments while participating in training on Aug. 21 at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS) Maj. Chris Weir, B-52H Stratofortress navigator, 96th Bomb Squadron, checks the instruments while participating in training on Aug. 21 at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS)
Maj. Chris Weir, left, and Capt. Greg Lepper, right, B-52H Stratofortress navigators, check the instruments while participating in training at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS) Maj. Chris Weir, left, and Capt. Greg Lepper, right, B-52H Stratofortress navigators, check the instruments while participating in training at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS)
First Lt. Reed Elsbernd, assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, flies a B-52H Stratofortress during Fort Polk training. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS) First Lt. Reed Elsbernd, assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, flies a B-52H Stratofortress during Fort Polk training. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS)
Capt. Matthew Gray, right, and 1st Lt. Reed Elsbernd, left, fly a B-52H Stratofortress during training on Aug. 21 at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS) Capt. Matthew Gray, right, and 1st Lt. Reed Elsbernd, left, fly a B-52H Stratofortress during training on Aug. 21 at Fort Polk. (Source: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder/DVIDS)
FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) -

U.S. Air Force training this week at Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center involved a B-52H Stratofortress, a long-range, heavy bomber.

According to the Air Force, it is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet (15,166.6 meters).

You can read more about the aircraft HERE.

Check out the photos for scenes from the training.

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