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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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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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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, 8th Air Force commander, speaks with 93-year-old World War II veteran Raymond Odom during Odom’s dog tag presentation at Arbor Rose Assisted Living Facility in Farmerville, La., Feb. 2, 2017. Odom was reunited with his lost dog tags during the 8th Air Force 75th Anniversary event after more than 70 years.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erin Trower) Dog tags make final journey home to WWII veteran
A gathering of friends, family and Mighty Eighth Airmen made way as the guest of honor slowly approached the front of the stage. Raymond Odom, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, sat patiently in a large chair on stage as he waited for the unveiling of a memento he lost while serving in the U.S. Army Air Forces in England more than 70 years ago.
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A KC-135 Strantotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017, during a mission that targeted Islamic State training camps in Libya. The B-2’s low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft's sensors. Its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Air Force refuelers enable B-2 strike against Daesh in Libya
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 bomber mission which struck two Daesh training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.
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