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Barksdale B-52 conducts Bomber Task Force mission in Indo-Pacific with Kadena

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, escorts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sep. 5, 2021. Evaluating readiness and forward positioning bomber aircraft ensures the Department of Defense can maintain operational and support capabilities to meet security obligations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, escorts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sep. 5, 2021. Evaluating readiness and forward positioning bomber aircraft ensures the Department of Defense can maintain operational and support capabilities to meet security obligations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, escorts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sep. 5, 2021. 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 Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, escorts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sep. 5, 2021. 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 Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, escorts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sep. 5, 2021. The B-52 is a long-range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of BTF missions or deployments and reinforcing global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 18th Wing, Kadena Air Base, Japan, escorts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sep. 5, 2021. The B-52 is a long-range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of BTF missions or deployments and reinforcing global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

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