BARKSDALE AFB, LA (KSLA) - Air Force officials deny a report to place the fleet of nuclear-armed B-52 bombers on 24-hour alert status, despite a weekend report quoting a senior Air Force official.
Air Force officials do, however, acknowledge that bases undergo updates to maintain a continuous baseline level of readiness.
Upgrades are being made to infrastructure near the flight line at Barksdale Air Force Base.
Capt. Mark Graff, an Air Force spokesman, released the following statement Monday:
If the bombers were to be put on 24-hour alert, it would be the first time since the Cold War.