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Rapid launch

A B-52H Stratofortress soars through the sky during the rapid launch portion of Exercise Prairie Vigilance at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 5, 2009. The exercise is a combined-wing nuclear operational readiness exercise that demonstrates safe, secure, reliable nuclear weapons standards. A sequence of seven B-52s successfully launched confirming the wing's agile ability to respond when called upon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jesse Lopez)

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