Ellsworth B-1s integrate with allies, partners in Nordic region

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer taxis on the flight line prior to takeoff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility May 19, 2020. These long-range, long-duration B-1 missions demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s global strike capacity and ability to deliver precision-guided ordnance against any adversary - anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)
A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer taxis on the flight line prior to takeoff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility May 19, 2020. These long-range, long-duration B-1 missions demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s global strike capacity and ability to deliver precision-guided ordnance against any adversary - anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer taxis on the flight line prior to takeoff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility May 19, 2020. These long-range, long-duration B-1 missions demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s global strike capacity and ability to deliver precision-guided ordnance against any adversary – anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, for a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions increase aircrew familiarity with operations in different geographic combatant command areas of operations as well as allied-nation interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)
A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, for a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions increase aircrew familiarity with operations in different geographic combatant command areas of operations as well as allied-nation interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer launches from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, to conduct a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission within the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions provide opportunities to work and train with U.S. allies and partners, while strengthening capabilities by familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer taxis on the flight line prior to takeoff from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility May 19, 2020. These long-range, long-duration B-1 missions demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s global strike capacity and ability to deliver precision-guided ordnance against any adversary – anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

An aviator assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., conducts pre-flight checks on a B-1B Lancer prior to launching in support of a Bomber Task Force mission in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility May 19, 2020. BTF missions are representative of the U.S. commitment to integrate with NATO and allied partners to ensure regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Pre-flight checks are conducted prior to a B-1B Lancer launch from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission within the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions are a visible demonstration of the United States’ capability of extended deterrence and commitment to the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Members of the 34th Bomb Squadron receive a step brief prior to launching from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 19, 2020, for a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions play a part in familiarizing aircrew members with operations in different geographic combatant command areas of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Aviators assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., gather for a step briefing May 19, 2020, to receive mission plans for a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions demonstrate the commitment of the U.S. to integrate with NATO and allied partners and ensure regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer taxis down the runway after landing on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 20, 2020.  This followed the completion of a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions provide opportunities to work and train with U.S. allies and partners, while strengthening capabilities by familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)
A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer taxis down the runway after landing on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 20, 2020. This followed the completion of a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions provide opportunities to work and train with U.S. allies and partners, while strengthening capabilities by familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer lands on the runway at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 20, 2020, after the completion of a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission within the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. BTF missions provide opportunities to work and train with U.S. allies and partners, while strengthening capabilities by familiarizing aircrew with air bases and operations in different parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A 34th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer lands at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 20, 2020, following their support of a Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility. These long-range, long-duration B-1 missions demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s global strike capacity and ability to deliver precision-guided ordnance against any adversary – anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

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