Barksdale Air Force Base folks are breathing a little easier today after learning that the crew onboard a B-52 is ok after the big plane crashed on the U.S. territory of Guam. The crash happened shortly after takeoff. The incident remains under investigation.

The Air Force issued a statement saying the bomber was deployed to Guam from Minot, North Dakota, as part of the military's continuous bomber presence in the Pacific. The crew members are with the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and were performing a routine training mission. The Air Force has been moving B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers through Guam since 2004 to boost the U.S. security presence in the Asia-Pacific region.