U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa
Published September 11, 2018
A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress conducted training today with Romanian F-16s in the airspace above Romania. Training with NATO allies such as Romania improves interoperability and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional security.
The B-52, part of the Bomber Task Force currently deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, is deployed from the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The aircraft arrived in theater on Sept. 5 and is temporarily operating out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.