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Bomber Task Force returns from flights in the Barents Sea Region

Release Number: 011119

Three 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., returned today from flights in the Barents Sea region of the Arctic Circle. 

The flight included integration and interoperability training with the Norwegian Air Force, as well as maritime training with U.S. Navy P-8s assigned to Commander Task Force (CTF) 67 operating in the region.

Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing are deployed to RAF Fairford to conduct training in a joint environment with partners and allies during this BTF rotation which began on October 10, 2019. 

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 hub at:

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