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Three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft prepare to take off from RAF Fairford, England, en route to their home station at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., on Jan 30, 2018. Approximately 300 Airmen assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing deployed to the United Kingdom to conduct theater integration and flying training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride) Minot Airmen, B-52s complete UK deployment
RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen, four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and support equipment assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, returned home from their deployment to RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 30.
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A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command touches down at RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 9, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to RAF Fairford helps exercise the base as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong) Minot B-52s, Airmen deploy to RAF Fairford
RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen and four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, are deployed to RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and flying training.
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A B-52H Stratofortress arrives at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 1, 2017. Three B-52s from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., operated out of RAF Fairford in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17. The responsibility to deter a strategic attack against the U.S. and its allies is U.S. Strategic Command’s fundamental mission. These missions validate the readiness and capability of its bomber forces, which is a critical component of the safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force that USSTRATCOM provides the nation and its allies. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach) Historic bomber operations BALTOPS, Saber Strike conclude at RAF Fairford
Air Force Global Strike Command bomber operations in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17 out of RAF Fairford, U.K., concluded June 17.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bobby McMillian, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron expediter, updates a munitions tracking sheet at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 7, 2017. Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., are participating in bomber missions in the European theatre that provide opportunities to train with allies and partners in joint and multinational exercises such as BALTOPS and Saber Strike. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) More than maintenance: 28th AMXS keep B-1s in the fight
ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, U.K. – A pair of lethal, supersonic birds of prey roar past the Air Traffic Control Tower as spectators turn their attention to the two-ship performing a flyby before making their descent to the dark pavement below.With their charcoal-gray, metallic skin and retractable wings, the B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force
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A load crew team from the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron removes BDU-50s, (inert munitions) general purpose unguided conventional weapons, from a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 5, 2017. B-52s and Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are working side-by-side NATO allies and partners during BALTOPS, Saber Strike and Arctic Challenge missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Curt Beach) B-52 Stratofortresses execute Saber Strike 17 missions
RAF FAIRFORD, U.K.— Three B-52H Stratofortresses and Airmen from U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command began conducting missions in support of Saber Strike 17 at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, June 5, 2017.
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Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting the exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. and U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andres, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany will be supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off
Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Blake Nickells, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief, waits out a storm while conducting pre-flight inspections on a B-52H Stratofortress at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 6, 2017. Exercises such as BALTOPS enable bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate the bomber’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)  B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017
Three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., began missions in support of Baltic Operations on June 6, 2017.
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A B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 1, 2017. Bomber missions in the European theatre enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the Air Force’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson) U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre
– B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft including two Polish air force F-16 Fighting Falcons, four U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, two German Eurofighter Typhoons and four Swedish Gripens over the Baltic Sea, June 9, 2016. The formation was captured from a KC-135 from the 434th Air Refueling Wing, Grissom Air Force Base, Indiana as part of exercise BALTOPS 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Babis) B-52s conclude deployment at RAF Fairford
After flying numerous sorties, multiple airshows and missions with NATO allies, two B-52H Stratofortresses headed home to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, June 23. The bombers were deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, along with approximately 250 personnel from Air Force Global Strike Command for the month of June in support of
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A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis in to park at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 7, 2016, after flying a training sortie in support of exercise BALTOPS 16. BALTOPS is an ongoing cooperative training effort that has participants from approximately 17 different nations throughout the region. It allows the participants to demonstrate their own unique roles in contributing to regional and global stability and to train for deployments in support of multinational contingency operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Bumpus) Minot AFB B-52s begin BALTOPS 16 flying operations
B-52H Stratofortress aircrew members from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, conducted their first flying training mission in support of the multi-national exercise BALTOPS 16 June 7, from RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.BALTOPS 16 is an ongoing cooperative training effort with participants from approximately 17 different nations throughout the
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