U.S. Air Force B-52s conduct flights to Iceland and the Netherlands Published March 30, 2019 USAFE - AFAFRICA Public Affairs RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft conducted flights from RAF Fairford, England, to Iceland and the Netherlands on March 29, 2019, to conduct theater familiarization and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of our military forces. 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. Bomber training missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate our always-ready global strike capability. For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.