U.S. Air Force B-52s participate in large exercise over Norwegian Sea

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Five U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses conducted training flights over international waters in the vicinity of the Norwegian Sea, March 28, 2019.

During the flights, B-52s conducted training with Norwegian F-16 fighter jets. Training with NATO allies like Norway enhances the capabilities and readiness of the alliance.

The flights also allowed aircrews to conduct theater familiarization and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of our military forces. U.S. Strategic Command regularly tests and evaluates the readiness of strategic assets to ensure we are able to honor our security commitments.

The B-52s, part of the Bomber Task Force currently deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, are from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana. The aircraft arrived in theater on March 14-15 and are temporarily operating out of RAF Fairford.

For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or e-mail usafepao.pao@us.af.mil or usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.