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Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft arrives in the U.K.

By U.S. Air Forces in Europe & Air Forces Africa

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RAF FAIRFORD, United Kingdom (Sept. 14, 2017) – B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, have arrived today at RAF Fairford, U.K.

The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford and U.S. Air forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.

The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission.

Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.