Arctic Challenge 2023: Supersonic bombers soar over USS Gerald Ford

Lt. Col. Matthew Barnard (left), 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron director of operations, and 1st Lt. Miles D’Ascensio, B-1B Lancer pilot assigned to the 9th EBS, step for a flight at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Jun. 5, 2023. Two supersonic strategic bombers executing Bomber Task Force 2023-3 joined NATO and coalition aircraft during Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023 in a counter-maritime mission in the High North. Joint and combined training, exercises, and operations help mitigate and reduce security risks associated with increased human activity in the Arctic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josiah Brown)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Josiah Brown
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