Update 3.23.2014: I was very sad to learn that the ARC LIGHT MEMORIAL B-52D Stratofortress Bomber is being dismantled as I update this info. Deterioration caused by climate conditions has been cited as the the cause to dismantle the aircraft. I know nothing last forever, especially the actual servants, but it's sad nonetheless.
This B-52 Stratofortress Bomber now called the Arc Light Memorial has been in this location at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for more than 20 years. [I captured this shot during a visit to watch the Thunderbirds Air Show]. This bomber is one of the actual bombers that served the United States Armed Forces and South Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict (1960s/1970s). It is huge, formidable looking and is just an awesome sight. This aircraft is kept in excellent condition & is usually open to the public when AAFB features open houses. From speaking with military personnel assigned to Guam, this aircraft is regularly moved on several occasions for maintenance/upkeep. No matter how many times I pass by this mighty machine, I am awestruck by the sight of this servant.
Operation Arc Light began with the deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft in 1965 from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to support ground combat operations in Vietnam.
Now...Notice the massive size of this mighty machine against the building... :)