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B-52H conducts target training over the Black Sea

A USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bomber from the 2nd Bomb Wing completed a simulated target training mission with five NATO allies over the Black Sea region on May 24

Russia deploys Tu-22M3s to Syria for the first time

Three Tupolev Tu-22M3 'Backfire-C' long-range strategic bombers from the Russian Aerospace Forces have been deployed to Latakia-Khmeimim Air Base in Syria for the first time

USAF deploys four B-52Hs to Spain

A quartet of Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers from the USAF’s 2nd Bomb Wing have arrived at Morón Air Base in southern Spain as part of a Bomber Task Force deployment to the region

USAF deploys six B-52Hs to Qatar

Six USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers have been deployed to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to protect US and coalition forces as they conduct drawdown operations from Afghanistan

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B-1B retirement begins as USAF prepares for the B-21

The USAF has launched the retirement process for its famed Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bomber fleet, as the air arm prepares to induct the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider into service later this decade

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Xian H-6N: China's Carrier-Killing Bomber

New evidence suggests that China has dramatically extended the range of its anti-access/area denial (A2/AD) weapon system with the H-6N, which has the potential to threaten strategic US bases and aircraft carriers

B-52s return to Guam for Bomber Task Force deployment

A quartet of USAF-operated Boeing B-52H Stratofortress strategic heavy bombers have returned to Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct a Bomber Task Force deployment in the Indo-Pacific region

USAF’s bomber triad to open Super Bowl 55

The USAF’s bomber triad will conduct a first-of-its-kind trifecta flyover of the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, as part of the opening ceremony of Super Bowl 55 on February 7

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From Spads to Spirits: Inside the 13th Bomb Squadron

Affectionately known as ‘The Devil’s Own Grim Reapers’, the 13th Bomb Squadron has engaged in almost every major US conflict since World War One. Key.Aero provides a behind-the-scenes look at what is now the USAF's sole stealth bomber training unit

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Desert Storm 30: The Secret Squirrels of Callsign 'Doom'

Top secret for a year after it was mounted, the first B-52 mission of the 1991 Gulf War saw the B-52 firing some of the opening shots of the campaign, launching a barrage of 35 cruise missiles against a variety of ‘Night One' targets