In a sign of support, two B-1B Lancers to fly over Sarajevo

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Two B-1 aircraft assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, will conduct a low approach flyby as a show of support to Bosnia Herzegovina.

"Today we recognize the enduring bond between the United States and Bosnia Herzegovina," said U.S. Air Force Gen. James Hecker, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, and NATO Allied Air Command.  "This flyover today shows our commitment to fostering strong diplomatic relations and serves as a testament to our shared values and common goals. Through cooperation and understanding we pave the way for a future of peace, security and prosperity in the region."

The flyby will take place over Sarajevo, Bosnia, following key leader engagements in the city.

Please note these fly-bys may be canceled at any time due to weather or other mission requirements with little to no notice.

The B-1Bs are operating out of RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, for the latest Bomber Task Force iteration. Bomber Task Force missions enable Airmen to continuously conduct operations throughout the world at a moment's notice to help maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions.

The B-1B Lancer is a long-range, heavy bomber that can carry the largest conventional payload of guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory. The multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time.

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