26 Feb '15, 4pm

TBT! After a 7-year hiatus, this B-52H “Ghost Rider” rises from the #AirForce Boneyard.

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. -- After almost seven years of slumber, a sleeping giant awakened in the Arizona desert. It prepared to take flight Friday the 13th from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, on a historic journey to resume the mission for which it was created; provide strategic long-range bomber support anywhere in the world, at any time. Emerging from the crowd that gathered to watch the historic event was Mr. Jerry Fugere, an 80 year old veteran, native of Tucson and an aspiring 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group tour guide of the notorious Boneyard. Fugere’s connection with this B-52 Stratofortress called “Ghost Rider” began in 1962 at Homestead AFB, Fla., when he accepted the jet as a young crew chief. It arrived straight from the Boeing assembly line with just 17 flying hours on it. He became its first crew chief. “Every time I came on base, I wo...

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