46. ALWAYS VIGILANT Our gratitude to the air crews, their support, and to those magnificent fortresses of flight that have served… so many times… in so many ways.
47. The B-52 ‘Stratofortress’ is arguably the finest military aircraft ever built by standards of weapon system versatility, impact on war policy, range, cost, longevity and reliability of service in hostile environments. Happy 55 th Anniversary of alert duty, Stratofortress. You have served two generations of Americans faithfully.