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Bomber Task Force returns from flights in Black Sea region

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Bomber Task Force returns from flights in Black Sea region

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off from RAF Fairford, England, to conduct a training sortie in the Black Sea region as part of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1, Oct. 21, 2019. The B-52s and Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing deployed to improve interoperability with joint partners and allied nations and conduct European theater integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright)


U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., operating out of RAF Fairford, U.K., recently returned from an extended duration flight in the Black Sea region focused on integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners. 

The flight, which lasted 12 hours, included training with Romania, Ukraine and Georgia bordering the Black Sea.

Airmen from the 2nd BW  are deployed to RAF Fairford to conduct training in a joint environment with allies and partners during this BTF rotation. 

This deployment enhances global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with the U.S. Air Forces Europe – U.S. Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. To preserve operational security, we will not confirm or discuss details of future operations.

Continuing coverage of this deployment will be available on this website, and on the DVIDS feature page at:

https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/bombertaskforceeurope.