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Air Force B-52 Bomber arrives in the U.K.

Release Number: 010917

One B-52 Stratofortress arrived today at RAF Fairford, U.K. to participate in Ample Strike 2017.

The B-52, from the 307th Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, will join two B-1 Lancer aircraft from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas, and one additional B-52 from the 307th BW currently deployed to RAF Fairford.

All aircraft are participating in Ample Strike, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise, which started Aug. 28 and will run until Sept. 9. The exercise includes 300 total force Airmen and involves 18 countries.

During the exercise the aircraft and participants will conduct day and night operations out of the Czech Republic. This training will serve to improve NATO ally and partner nation interoperability.

Following the exercise, one B-1 and one B-52 will also participate in NATO Air Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic, from Sept. 12-17.

For more information, contact +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 or via e-mail at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil. If after duty hours, please call +49 (0) 1624-25-5428 or send an e-mail to usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.