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Associated Press, Published August 28 2009

Air Force names new bomber squadron in Minot

MINOT, N.D. - A new B-52 bomber squadron being activated at Minot Air Force Base now has an official name.

Base spokeswoman Laurie Arellano says the unit that is being activated Thursday will be known as the 69th Bomb Squadron.

The new unit will be the fourth operational B-52 squadron in the Air Force. The Minot base has the 23rd Bomb Squadron and Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana has two operational B-52 units.