Welcome to this feature on our channel! This feature discusses some facts about the B-52 airplane and the importance of scramble take-off, including the military aviation technique of interception and the general concept of air combat training. Some time back, I worked in Rome, New York, literally across the street from Griffis AFB. Back then, B-52’s were stationed there and took off and landed all day! Ground would shake when they would take off, especially in groups. Nobody ever got tired of watching these planes come and go, enormous planes! During the Cold War with Russia (and probably even today) it was assumed that air bases, containing "alert" B-52's, would be vaporized with a nuclear strike within minutes after the alert crews were scrambled. They had to be in the air and away from the base in the shortest time possible to survive that strike and carry out their counter strike mission against the Soviets. The B52s had the SAC strategic nuclear alert missions and exercises that they pulled from the time the bomber was first introduced until the end of the nuclear alerts in 1991. They've been doing this for longer than most of us have been alive. She is a beautiful beast to have on your side. The Marines love her for saving us at the battle of Khe Sanh Jamuary 21 - July 9 of 1968 Vietnam. The nightly cleansing of the NVA as they attempted to trench their way up to the American fire base lines. Thank you USAF.