Dyess B-1s deploy to Europe for Ample Strike

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Two B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Base, Texas, Air Force Global Strike Command, deployed to the U.S. European area of responsibility today to join the B-52 Stratofortress, which arrived Aug. 30 at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.

All three aircraft will take part in Exercise Ample Strike 16, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled for Sept. 5-16.

During Ample Strike, the B-52, B-1Bs, and Airmen from 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Vilseck, Germany, will conduct day and nighttime operations to improve NATO and partner nation interoperability. The B-52 Stratofortress and one B-1B Lancer are then scheduled to participate in the Czech Republic-hosted NATO Air Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sept. 13-19.