Continued to train in strategic bombardment and participate in SAC exercises; standing nuclear alert. During the Vietnam War, the squadron deployed aircrews and personnel to forward locations in the Western Pacific, participating in Operations Arc Light, Linebacker I and Linebacker II. In 1982 transitioned to the B-52G, and remained on nuclear alert until 1987 when the B-52s were sent to storage.
Re-equipped with the B-1B Lancer in 1987 and flew training missions with conventional and nuclear configurations. Inactivated in 1994 with the drawdown of USAF strategic forces at the end of the Cold War.