United States Air Force B1-B Lancer bombers are maintaining presence in the Pacific region.
On June 20, 2 B1-B Lancer bombers flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to conduct mission with two South Korean air force F-15s in the Korean peninsula.
“These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater,” the US Pacific Command said.
These bombers are assigned to 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron under 7th Operations Group of US Air Force Global Strike Command.
On June 8, these bombers conducted a 10-hour mission to South China Sea with US Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104).
“The joint training, organized under Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence program (CBP), allows the Air Force and Navy to increase interoperability by refining joint tactics, techniques and procedures while simultaneously strengthening their ability to seamlessly integrate their operations,” US Pacific Air Forces said of the mission to South China Sea.