The U.S. Air Force has actually released B-52H Stratofortress nuclear-capable bomber Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on July 4.
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The B-52H Stratofortress bomber, designated to the 96th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, was deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base.
U.S. Strategic Commands bomber requires routinely perform combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, showing U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber objectives around the globe.
The bomber flew the 28-hour mission to demonstrate U.S. Indo-Pacific Commands dedication to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific area, according to a recent service press release.
Throughout the mission, the B-52 aircrew tested and examined command and control capabilities to inform the development of contested and broken down interaction procedures, methods and techniques to make sure seamless joint interoperability.
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” Bomber Task Force demonstrates U.S. ability to quickly deploy to a forward operating base and execute long-range strike objectives,” stated Lt. Col. Christopher Duff, 96th Bomb Squadron leader. “This sortie demonstrates our capability to connect from house station, fly throughout the world and carry out those missions, rapidly regrow from a forward operating base and continue operations.”
” As we operate throughout the Indo-Pacific theater, our Fleet systems continue to seek out every opportunity to enhance our capabilities and efficiency at carrying out joint, combined, all-domain operations with our partner teams,” said U.S. Navy Cmdr. Joshua Fagan, Task Force 70 Air Operations officer. “Some of the current occasions bringing Air Force B-1s and b-52s, Navy aircraft, and our ships at sea together on shared networks in support of incorporated objectives have been great chances for us to exercise the joint objective preparation and coordination processes that we depend on to run safely and successfully out here.”