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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 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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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 B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis down the runway at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of exercises Saber Strike 16 and BALTOPS 16, June 2, 2016. The B-52 is capable of carrying up to approximately 70,000 lbs. of munitions. These include gravity bombs, cluster bombs, precision guided missiles and joint direct attack munitions.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sahara L. Fales) Ready to receive: B-52s touch down at RAF Fairford
With the sharp screech of rubber meeting asphalt, two B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, touched down at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, June 2.For the third year in a row the bombers have deployed to RAF Fairford to participate in bilateral training exercises. This year marks an integration with allied military forces
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