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

Release Number: 100319

A B-52 Stratofortress lands on the flight line at RAF Fairford

A B-52 Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the flight line at RAF Fairford, England, in support of U.S. Strategic Command's Bomber Task Force in Europe, March 21, 2019. During the BTF, B-52s conducted missions throughout the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)


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

These missions have been closely coordinated with the governments of the respective countries and the NATO Enhanced Forward Presence units operating there.

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 combers 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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For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 6371-47-6558 or by e-mail at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil.

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