Air International 2018-12
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D.Isby - US Air Force bombers: long-range precision strike /Military/
B-1B Lancers on the flight line during sunset at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fly alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea on October 21, 2017.
A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron is prepared for departure at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The reputable B-1 returned to the US Central Command area of operations in April 2018 to combat Taliban and other terrorist groups after two years of supporting the United States Pacific Command.
Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct a weapons load training exercise on a B-1B Lancer with inert munitions at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The event involved reconfiguring the aircraft with inert munitions to maintain a high state of readiness. The B-1B Lancer carries the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory and is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force. It can rapidly deliver precision and non-precision weapons including up to 24 AGM-158A Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Munitions.
A B-2 Spirit at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam in January 2017. Close to 200 airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri to support US Strategic Command bomber assurance and deterrence missions.
A B-2 Spirit taxis back to parking at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
B-2 88-0329 ' Spirit of Missouri’, the flagship of the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing, returns from a training mission, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
A KC-10 Extender assigned to the 9th Air Refueling Squadron, based at Travis Air Force Base, California, refuels a B-52H Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, during a readiness training exercise.
A B-52H Stratofortress bomber takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on a mission in support of exercise Pitch Black 2018 in Australia's Northern Territory.
Crew members from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance load an inert Mk62 Quick Strike mine into a B-52H at RAF Fairford, England during Exercise BALTOPS 2015. During the exercise US Navy munition specialists helped to build the mines used by B-52 aircraft deployed to RAF Fairford.
Five inert AGM-86s loaded on a rotary launcher inside the bomb bay.
A crew assigned to the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load inert AGM-86 Air­Launch Cruise Missiles onto a B-52H at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
A B-52H Stratofortress, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on a training mission as part of US Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence.
B-52H Stratofortress 61-0004, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, at Andersen Air Force Base, during the unit's deployment to Guam in support of US Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence.
B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fly alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea on October 21, 2017.