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Two U.S. B-52s conduct operations in Indo-Pacific

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, prepares to refuel a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region, during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The B-52 is a long range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of Bomber Task Force 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 KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, prepares to refuel a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region, during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The B-52 is a long range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of Bomber Task Force 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 aircrew member speaks to the pilot on a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured, and ready with credible force to assure, deter, and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member speaks to the pilot on a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured, and ready with credible force to assure, deter, and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flies past another B-52H during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sept. 14, 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 B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, flies past another B-52H during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Indo-Pacific region, Sept. 14, 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 aircrew member conducts checks on a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured, and ready with credible force to assure, deter, and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member conducts checks on a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured, and ready with credible force to assure, deter, and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member flies a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. In line with the National Defense Strategy’s objectives of strategic predictability and operational unpredictability, the BTF enables a mix of different types of bombers to operate forward in the Indo-Pacific region from a broad array of overseas and Continental U.S. locations with greater operational resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member flies a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. In line with the National Defense Strategy’s objectives of strategic predictability and operational unpredictability, the BTF enables a mix of different types of bombers to operate forward in the Indo-Pacific region from a broad array of overseas and Continental U.S. locations with greater operational resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member modulates the throttles of a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. In line with the National Defense Strategy’s objectives of strategic predictability and operational unpredictability, the BTF enables a mix of different types of bombers to operate forward in the Indo-Pacific region from a broad array of overseas and Continental U.S. locations with greater operational resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force aircrew member modulates the throttles of a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. In line with the National Defense Strategy’s objectives of strategic predictability and operational unpredictability, the BTF enables a mix of different types of bombers to operate forward in the Indo-Pacific region from a broad array of overseas and Continental U.S. locations with greater operational resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, refuels a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region, during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The B-52 is a long range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of Bomber Task Force 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 KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, refuels a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region, during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The B-52 is a long range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of Bomber Task Force 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 KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, prepares to refuel a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region, during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The B-52 is a long range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of Bomber Task Force 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 KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Kansas Air National Guard, prepares to refuel a B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, over the Indo-Pacific region, during a Bomber Task Force mission, Sept. 14, 2021. The B-52 is a long range bomber with a range of approximately 8,800 miles, enabling rapid support of Bomber Task Force missions or deployments and reinforcing global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin M. Rumbaugh)

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