Air International 2018-08
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A US Air Force B-1B Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam for the first mission of its kind involving all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft as part of US Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission.
A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on a mission in support of US Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence. Capable of carrying the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1B is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force.
A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing based at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri - the modern incarnation of the 509th Composite Group that dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki - after landing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam on January 8, 2018. According to the US Air Force more than 200 airmen and three B-2 Spirits deployed to Andersen in support of US Pacific Command's Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. During the deployment, the B-2s conducted local and regional training sorties so the crews maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency.
B-29 Superfortress 44-69972 'Doc' on its post-restoration maiden flight from McConnell Air Force Base Kansas on July 17, 2016. Since its final service flight in 1956, Doc was used for weapons system training in the Mojave Desert. Doc is a similar type to B-29 44-86292 'Enola Gay' which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6,1945.
Four US Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and four Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K Slam Eagles prepare to take off from Daegu Air Base for a joint training mission.
A US Air Force F-22 Raptor flanked by an F-16C Fighting Falcon and a Republic of Korea Air Force F-15 Slam Eagle at Osan Air Base following a 12-aircraft formation show of force.
A Republic of South Korea Air Force KF-16 from Seosan Air Base takes off during Exercise Buddy Wing, a training event designed to improve interoperability between US Air Force and RoKAF fighter squadrons,
An F-15K Slam Eagle from the Republic of Korea Air Force approaches a US Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker for aerial refuelling during Exercise Red Flag Alaska.
A B-52H Stratofortress at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam prior to take-off on the historic integrated bomber mission flown jointly with B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bombers on August 17, 2016.