A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
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Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe-Ukraine Mission

A Ukraine SU-27 integrates with a U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 4, 2020. Operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

U.S. Air Force members of the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, marshal in a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, to support a Bomber Task Force mission, August 19, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions help maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. Bomber Task Force deployments test the readiness of the Airmen and equipment to operate in any forward location, maintaining ally partnership and global stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandria Lee)
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B-2 Spirit operates at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia

U.S. Air Force members of the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, marshal in a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, to support a Bomber Task Force mission, August 19, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions help maintain global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. Bomber [Read More …]

U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing five F/A-18 Super Hornets, Marine Corps Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35 Lightning IIs, all assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, and a U.S. Air Force 37th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., conduct a large-scale joint and bilateral integration training exercise Aug. 18, 2020. Four B-1B Lancers, two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers, and four F-15C Eagles conducted Bomber Task Force missions simultaneously within the Indo-Pacific region over the course of 24 hours. Pacific Air Forces routinely conducts BTF operations to show the United States’ commitment to allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)
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US demonstrates airpower in Indo-Pacific region with simultaneous bomber missions

U.S. Navy Carrier Air Wing five F/A-18 Super Hornets, Marine Corps Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 F-35 Lightning IIs, all assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, and a U.S. Air Force 37th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., conduct a large-scale joint and bilateral integration training exercise Aug. 18, 2020. Four B-1B Lancers, [Read More …]

A B-1B Lancer, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., rests on the flightline at Andersen AFB, Guam, July 23, 2020. Strategic bomber missions contribute to the joint lethality and readiness of the U.S. Air Force and its allies and partners throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Joshua Sinclair)
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B-1s support Bomber Task Force deployment

A B-1B Lancer, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., rests on the flightline at Andersen AFB, Guam, July 23, 2020. Strategic bomber missions contribute to the joint lethality and readiness of the U.S. Air Force and its allies and partners throughout the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Joshua Sinclair)

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)
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2nd Bomb Wing projects power from the Last Frontier, BTF Alaska

Airmen assigned to the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a B-52H Stratofortress for takeoff during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 16, 2020. The BTF mission brought B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 2nd Bomb Wing Airmen to the Indo-Pacific theater to test their ability to integrate and operate from a forward location. (U.S. Air [Read More …]

Two B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., arrive at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 17, 2020. Approximately 170 Airmen and two B-1s deployed to the Indo-Pacific in support of the BTF.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)
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B-1s return to Indo-Pacific, conduct bilateral training

Two B-1B Lancers, assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., arrive at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment, July 17, 2020. Approximately 170 Airmen and two B-1s deployed to the Indo-Pacific in support of the BTF.(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

A B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., sits on the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. Three B-52s arrived at Eielson to conduct Bomber Task Force operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)
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B-52s arrive at Eielson Air Force Base

A B-52H Stratofortress deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., sits on the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2020. Three B-52s arrived at Eielson to conduct Bomber Task Force operations in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)

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)
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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 [Read More …]