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B-52 from Minot to fly over Superbowl during National Anthem

The Air Force relocated B-52 Stratofortress bombers stationed at Barksdale Air Force to Minot...
The Air Force relocated B-52 Stratofortress bombers stationed at Barksdale Air Force to Minot Air Force Base, as part of a standard precautionary plan, amid the threat of Hurricane Laura.(KFYR)
Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 12:09 PM CST
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TAMPA, Fla. – A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base will be one of three aircraft with the Global Strike Command to fly over Raymond James Stadium during the National Anthem of Superbowl LV on Feb. 7, according to a news release from the Air Force Monday.

The “first-of-its kind trifecta flyover” will feature the B-52 from Minot, along with a B-1B Lanser from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota, and a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, the release indicates.

According to Air Force Public Affairs, the aircraft will take off from their respective bases, join together for the flyover, and return to their respective bases shortly after.

Public Affairs indicated the Air Force conducts roughly 1,000 flyovers a year, at no additional cost to taxpayers.

The Kansas City Chiefs will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Superbowl LV.

A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base will be one of three aircraft with the Global Strike Command to fly over Raymond James Stadium during the National Anthem of Superbowl LV on Feb. 7, according to a news release from the Air Force Monday.

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