U.S. Air Force B-52 conducts training with Romanian F-16s

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress conducted training today with Romanian F-16s in the airspace above Romania. Training with NATO allies such as Romania improves interoperability and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional security.


The B-52, part of the Bomber Task Force currently deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, is deployed from the 307th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The aircraft arrived in theater on Sept. 5 and is temporarily operating out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.


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.