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B-52 integrates with Japan Air Self-Defense Force during Bomber Task Force mission

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-15's escort a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress August 31, 2021 over the Indo-Pacific region. The JASDF and the U.S. Air Force conducted bilateral training to enhance deterrence and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-15's escort a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress August 31, 2021 over the Indo-Pacific region. The JASDF and the U.S. Air Force conducted bilateral training to enhance deterrence and response capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-15's escort a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress August 31, 2021 over the Indo-Pacific region. The JASDF and the U.S. Air Force conducted bilateral training to enhance deterrence and response capabilities. (Photo by Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-15's escort a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress August 31, 2021 over the Indo-Pacific region. The JASDF and the U.S. Air Force conducted bilateral training to enhance deterrence and response capabilities. (Photo by Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew members assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conduct in-air refueling operations from a KC-135 Stratotanker August 31, 2021, in the Indo-Pacific region. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew members assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, conduct in-air refueling operations from a KC-135 Stratotanker August 31, 2021, in the Indo-Pacific region. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-15's escort a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress August 31, 2021 over the Indo-Pacific region. The JASDF and the U.S. Air Force conducted bilateral training to enhance deterrence and response capabilities. (Photo by Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

Two Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-15's escort a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress August 31, 2021 over the Indo-Pacific region. The JASDF and the U.S. Air Force conducted bilateral training to enhance deterrence and response capabilities. (Photo by Japan Air Self-Defense Force)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew member assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prepares to take off August 31, 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew member assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prepares to take off August 31, 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew member assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prepares to take off August 31, 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew member assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prepares to take off August 31, 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew member assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prepares to take off August 31, 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircrew member assigned to the 20th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, prepares to take off August 31, 2021, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. This deployment allows aircrew and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

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