B-1s deploy to Japan to support Bomber Task Force missions

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More than 25 Airmen and two B-1B Lancers from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas landed at Misawa Air Base, Japan, July 10, in support of Pacific Air Forces’ Bomber Task Force—or BTF—missions.

Bomber missions familiarize aircrew with air bases and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands’ areas of operations.

“Having the B-1 here in Japan further showcases the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and our Allies and partners,” said, Lt. Col. Andrew Marshall, 345th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron commander.

Carrying the largest conventional payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory, the multi-mission B-1 is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force.

The U.S. maintains a strong, credible strategic bomber force that enhances the security and stability of Allies and partners. BTF missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate our always-ready, global strike capability.