The US Air Force maintains a continuous bomber presence on the Paciffic Island of Guam, now manned by B-1 squadrons on rotation from the continental US.

A pair of 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1Bs punches out decoy flares from the dispenser located just aft of the cockpit, on top of the fuselage.
All photos Jim Haseltine unless stated otherwise

LAST YEAR MARKED a significant moment for the US Air Force’s B-1B Lancer community. On August 6 the 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, deployed to operate under the 36th Wing at Andersen AFB, Guam, replacing B-52Hs from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, North Dakota.

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