Bomber Task Force - Europe

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Flying Visit: USAF B-1B Bomber Task Force Europe deployment

The USAF showcased its indomitable Rockwell B-1B Lancer’s global reach and lethality during its recent Bomber Task Force Europe deployment. Ashley Wallace reports

B-52s join B-1Bs during European Bomber Task Force mission

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the USAF 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, currently deployed at Andersen AFB, Guam joined the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron’s (EBS) B-1B Lancers over the North Sea to support the Bomber Task Force (BTF) Europe series on November 10

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IN PICTURES: USAF B-1Bs perform maritime mission over Europe

USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancers from the 9th EBS conducted air-to-air refuelling operations ahead of a counter maritime mission with NATO allies and partner nations in the Black Sea region on October 19. We joined the 100th ARW to witness the in-flight refuelling first-hand

USAF B-1B bombers conduct JTACs, ACE training over Europe

Currently deployed to the UK for Bomber Task Force-Europe 22-1, two USAF-operated Rockwell B-1B Lancer supersonic strategic bombers integrated with allied JTACs over Lithuania and hot-pit refuelled at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany before returning to RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, on October 11

B-2A Spirits conduct first-ever forward operations from Iceland

Three USAF Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit stealth bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri, arrived at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland on August 23

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

Spirits arrive in Portugal for historic bomber deployment

Three Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit strategic stealth bombers from the USAF’s 509th Bomb Wing have deployed to Lajes Field on Terceira Island in the Azores, Portugal, as part of a Bomber Task Force mission in Europe

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Black Sea Bombers

Tensions are rising as NATO and Russia both flex their muscles in the skies above Ukraine and Crimea