United States Pacific Air Force (PACAF) said that a B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit are conducting operations in the US Pacific Command (PACOM) region.
“The Air Force Global Strike Command strategic bombers are located at Andersen Air Force Base in support of Continuous Bomber Presence and Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions,” PACAF said. “The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region.”
According to PACAF this is the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting operations in the US Pacific Command area of operations.
PACAF said the B-1 Lancer, which arrived at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam August 6, will replace the B-52 in support of PACOM Continuous Bomber Presence mission. The CBP bomber swap between the B-1 and B-52 is occurring throughout the month of August as the B-1s return to support this mission for the first time since April 2006.
Furthermore, PACAF said in addition to the CBP bomber swap, three B-2s arrived to to conduct a Bomber Assurance and Deterrence deployment. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region.
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