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B-1s conduct training mission in South China Sea

A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 8, 2020. It was one of two B-1s conducting a training mission in the South China Sea in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts and strategic deterrence missions to reinforce the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region. The 9th EBS is deployed from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas.  This is the first BTF deployment to the PACAF theater since the B-2 Spirit from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, deployed to Hawaii in January 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 8, 2020. It was one of two B-1s conducting a training mission in the South China Sea in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts and strategic deterrence missions to reinforce the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region. The 9th EBS is deployed from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas. This is the first BTF deployment to the PACAF theater since the B-2 Spirit from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, deployed to Hawaii in January 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 8, 2020. It was one of two B-1s conducting a training mission in the South China Sea in support of Pacific Air Forces’ training efforts and strategic deterrence missions to reinforce the rules-based international order in the Indo-Pacific region. The 9th EBS is deployed from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess AFB, Texas.  This is the first BTF deployment to the PACAF theater since the B-2 Spirit from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, deployed to Hawaii in January 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)