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  • B-52H Bomber Missions Begin at RAF Fairford

    5th Bomb Wing Airmen in support of a long-planned bomber training mission, arrived at RAF Fairford, England on Aug. 24, 2020.The 5th BW enables the demonstration of the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe.

  • 351st ARS female flyers conduct B-2 aerial refueling

    A 351st Air Refueling Squadron training mission, which refueled B-2 Spirits included two all-female crews at RAF Mildenhall, England, June 18, 2020.The two aircrews were part of a four-ship formation and provided aerial refueling support for the stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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