Bombers deploy to UK for training

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  • U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africs
Three B-1 Lancer aircraft, approximately 300 Airmen and support equipment from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, have deployed to RAF Fairford, U.K., to conduct theater integration and training.

The deployment of strategic bombers to the UK helps exercise RAF Fairford as United States Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers. The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command theaters to improve bomber interoperability.

Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.