U.S. Air Force B-52 conducts training mission

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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress is conducting a training flight in the vicinity of southeast Europe today as a clear and visible demonstration of U.S. commitment to regional security.


The mission has been closely coordinated with allies and partners in the region.


The strategic bombers, 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. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward training location for bombers.


This statement was released in order to promote transparency and communicate our intentions.


For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 6371-47-6558 or by e-mail at usafepao.pao@us.af.mil.