Lightning provides a dramatic backdrop for a Boeing B-52H Stratofortress at North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base. The Stratofortresses first entered Air Force Service in 1955. This airplane, called Ghost Rider, was retrieved from the boneyard in the Arizona desert in 2015 and completely updated. It returned to the air on September 27, 2016. The Air Force expects to keep flying the venerable B-52s until 2050—the year the service will celebrate its 103rd birthday. (SrA J.T. Armstrong/U.S. Air Force)

SrA J.T. Armstrong/U.S. Air Force