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  • Bomber Task Force Deploys to Europe

    B-52 Stratofortresses from the 2nd Bomb Wing, here, departed tonight for a Bomber Task Force deployment to Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England. While there, aircrews will conduct integration and interoperability training with European allies and partners in the region.
  • B-2 conducts hot-pit refueling at Lajes

    The 65th Air Base Group, in cooperation with our long standing NATO ally, provided hot-pit refueling to the B-2 aircraft and showcased the interoperability and readiness capability between the two allied nations.
  • RAF F-35s train with US Air Force B-2 bombers for the first time

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit, currently deployed to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England, flies above the English countryside near Dover with two RAF F-35 jets, August 30, 2019. This is the first time UK F-35 Lightening jets have conducted training with the U.S. B-2 stealth bomber. (Courtesy Photo)
  • All hands on deck: Airmen respond to unexpected B-52 landing

    A B-52H Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, made an unexpected appearance on the RAF Mildenhall flightline June 17, 2019, after experiencing an in-flight emergency, but landed safely and no one was injured. The aircraft had been operating in the European theater in support of several exercises in the region. Members from throughout Team Mildenhall were put into action – maintenance, command post, air traffic control from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, a B-52 subject matter expert from the 95th Reconnaissance Squadron, and more.
  • B-1s take off for Trident Juncture

    B-1B Lancers from the 34th Bomb Squadron, 28th Bomb Wing, launched from Ellsworth Air Force Base on Oct. 29 for a transatlantic flight to Norway to participate in Trident Juncture 2018.
  • Minot Airmen, B-52s complete UK deployment

    RAF FAIRFORD, England - Approximately 300 Airmen, four B-52H Stratofortress aircraft and support equipment assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, returned home from their deployment to RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 30.
  • Historic bomber operations BALTOPS, Saber Strike conclude at RAF Fairford

    Air Force Global Strike Command bomber operations in support of exercises Arctic Challenge, BALTOPS 17 and Saber Strike 17 out of RAF Fairford, U.K., concluded June 17.
  • More than maintenance: 28th AMXS keep B-1s in the fight

    ROYAL AIR FORCE FAIRFORD, U.K. – A pair of lethal, supersonic birds of prey roar past the Air Traffic Control Tower as spectators turn their attention to the two-ship performing a flyby before making their descent to the dark pavement below.With their charcoal-gray, metallic skin and retractable wings, the B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force
  • B-52s conduct bomber missions during BALTOPS 2017

    Three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., began missions in support of Baltic Operations on June 6, 2017.
  • U.S. bomber mission underway in European theatre

    – B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and approximately 800 Air Force Global Strike Airmen deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, to support a number of exercises with joint partners and NATO Allies June 2.“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained
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