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At a time when B-52 heavy bombers are frequent flyers over the Korean peninsula (see: North Korea shenanigans) it’s nice to know that they’re keeping ready. Six B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, took part in Exercise Combat Hammer, an annual air-to-ground combat training exercise which tests bombing capability, according to a release from Minot. “We exercise to ensure we are able to hit a target that the Air Force tells us to hit, with weapons they tell us to use, at a time they want it to be hit,” Maj. Ryan Cox, 5th Operations Support Squadron chief of wing…

[youtube][/youtube] The Air Force this week released this video of a C-17 from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., refueling from a KC-10 during exercise Talisman Saber earlier this month. The night-vision video shows the precise operation in the dark. The C-17 was participating in the joint training, which involves U.S. and Australian forces to “improve combat training, readiness and interoperability across a wide spectrum of military activities,” according to the Defense Department. The training wrapped up Aug. 5.