US strategic bombers, ROK, US fighters conduct combined aerial training

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The Republic of Korea (ROK) Air Force and the United States Air Force conducted a combined aerial training event with U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortresses over the Korean Peninsula today.

The ROK-U.S. combined aerial training event consisted of ROK Air Force F-35’s and U.S. Air Force F-16’s escorting the U.S. B-52 strategic bombers as they entered the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone to conduct a combined flight operation.

The training offered the alliance its latest opportunity to further strengthen its interoperability by demonstrating a combined defense capability and providing extended deterrence in the defense of the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. remains committed to peace and prosperity throughout the region to secure a free and open Indo-Pacific, and our commitment to the defense of the Republic of Korea remains ironclad.