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U.S. Air Force B-52s conduct training missions over Baltic Sea

Release Number: 080319

A B-52 Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from RAF Fairford, England, March 21, 2019. The B-52s are deployed to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe.

A B-52 Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from RAF Fairford, England, March 21, 2019. The B-52s are deployed to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

A B-52 Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from RAF Fairford, England, March 21, 2019. The B-52s are deployed to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe.

A B-52 Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from RAF Fairford, England, March 21, 2019. The B-52s are deployed to support U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)


U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses are conducting training flights in the vicinity of the Baltic Sea as a clear and visible demonstration of U.S. commitment to regional security.

These missions have been closely coordinated with the governments of neighboring countries.

The strategic bombers, part of the Bomber Task Force currently deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, are from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The aircraft arrived in theater on March 14-15 and are temporarily operating out of RAF Fairford. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward training location for bombers.

This statement was released in order to promote transparency and communicate our intentions.

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