B-52 supports global operations

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Will Bracy
  • 2nd Bomb Wing Public Affairs

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flew to the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training.

This aircraft will operate out of Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.

The deployment also includes joint and allied training in the U.S. EUCOM theater to improve bomber interoperability. 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.

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