Daily Post, 11 July 2014
Accord to today’s Air Force Times, Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, recently visited Kings Bay Navel Submarine Base in Georgia. During this visit a sailor told Hagel that the last ship he served on was older than he is.
This comes as no surprise to me. Many of the current flight crews on the B-52s are the grandchildren of those who originally crewed these bombers when the fleet was new.
Adequate maintenance and timely modifications have enabled these machines to continue meeting the challenges in spite of their age.