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Bomber Task Force continues European mission push in Black Sea region

Release Number: 010920

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Four Romanian Air Force F-16 aircraft integrate with a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, over Romania during a Bomber Task Force Europe Mission on Sep. 14, 2020. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

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A B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, is escorted by Ukrainian Air Force aircraft over the Ukraine during a Bomber Task Force Europe Mission Sep 14, 2020. The strategic bomber missions provide theater familiarization for aircrew members and opportunities for U.S. integration with NATO allies and regional partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)


Three U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft conducted multi-domain training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Black Sea, Sep. 14, 2020.

During the flights, the B-52s integrated with Ukrainian Su-27 and Romanian F-16 fighter aircraft. Training with NATO allies like Romania and partners such as Ukraine enhances the capabilities and readiness of the alliance and strengthens collective commitment to global security and stability.

The flight was coordinated in support of Bomber Task Force Europe, which is a series of missions developed to allow aircrews to train and familiarize themselves with different geographic locations and allies.

The B-52 aircraft are currently deployed to of RAF Fairford, England, from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.

Continuing coverage of this deployment will be available on the DVIDS hub at: https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/bombertaskforceeurope.