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Air Force next-generation bomber naming contest begins

An artist's rendering of the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber.

An artist's rendering of the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the first rendering of the Long Range Strike Bomber, designated the B-21, at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium Feb. 26, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., and announced the Air Force will be taking suggestions from Airmen to help decide the name of the bomber. (U.S. Air Force graphic)

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- At the Air Force Association's Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the newest bomber addition to the Air Force's long history of aircraft, the B-21. Now it's up to you to name it.

"I'm challenging and I'm calling on every Airman," James said. "We want our active-duty, our (Air) National Guard, our Reserve, our civilians, our family members; we'd like all of you to give us your best suggestions for a name for the B-21, America's newest bomber."

For the B-21 naming contest guidelines and to submit, click here