Lancers return to Ellsworth
Six B-1Bs and about 350 airmen assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing’s 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron completed a six-month deployment to Anderson AFB, Guam and returned home to Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, on January 29. While deployed to Guam in support of the US Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence the bombers flew more than 260 sorties. The Lancers were replaced by B-52Hs from the 2nd Bomb Wing’s 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. In addition to exercises with partner nations in the region, the bombers conducted multiple ‘show of force’ fly-overs in the Sea of Japan and near the Korean Peninsula.