Many stories have been written about the B-52 combat missions flown in Vietnam. There's also many books on the B-52 aircraft. On the other hand, there have been very few things written about the day-to-day training, peacetime missions, and everyday life of a B-52 Crewdog during the Cold War era or recent wars. When the Strategic Air Command ended its Nuclear Alert readiness in 1991, many of us were already out of the B-52 and retired from the service. Now it seems even longer in the past, and not only do aircrews on Nuclear Alert no longer exist, neither does the Strategic Air Command, the command in which many of us spent the majority of our military service. That's the educational goal of this collection of stories. Some people sit down and write stories to educate others. Some people write stories to entertain. Some record history. We hope that in our endeavors, this group of stories will do all of these things. It is a collection of the serious and the humorous sides of living the life of a SAC B-52 Crewdog, and it is intended to share those experiences with others. The common thread that binds them is the B-52 aircraft - the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat Fellow).