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  • Valiant Shield 2016 enhances joint training

    Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, Combat Logistics Company 36 and other elements of Marine Aircraft Group 12 assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, journeyed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to participate in Exercise Valiant Shield 2016 from Sept. 12 – 23, 2016.
  • B-1 bomber officially takes over CBP mission

    The B-1B Lancer officially replaced the B-52 Stratofortress in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission Aug. 15, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony.
  • B-52s enhance Australian partnership through Vietnam Remembrance Day flyover

    In conjunction with a routine mission, two U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft performed a flyover Aug. 18 in Canberra, Australia, during a ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and Vietnam Remembrance Day.
  • B-52, B-1, B-2s participate in first integrated bomber operation in USPACOM AOR

    History was made Aug. 17, 2016 when all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic power projection bombers, the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit, simultaneously took to the sky during their first integrated bomber operation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
  • Bombers maintain regional stability

    A U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer aircraft deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., along with more than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., support U.S. Pacific Command's Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions and U.S. Strategic Command's Continuous Bomber Presence at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 15, 2016. The U.S. routinely and visibly demonstrates its commitment to its allies and partners through the global operations of our military forces.
  • Eighth Air Force bomber presence felt in Indo-Asia Pacific

    The Indo-Asia-Pacific region is no stranger to U.S. bombers. For more than a decade, the U.S. military has maintained a deployed strategic bomber presence in the Pacific, focused on enabling regional security and stability.
  • Airmen ensure BAAD mission continues

    More than 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission.
  • Bomber crews maintain readiness during BAAD missions

    More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to demonstrate the ability of the U.S. bomber force to provide a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability.
  • 509th AFE supports BAAD

    U.S. Air Force Aircrew Flight Equipment technicians assigned to the 509th Operation Support Squadron from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct pre-checks on flight equipment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 9, 2016. The work of the AFE shop ensures the safety of the B-2 pilots and allows the bomber crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency in demonstrating their ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability.
  • Making history: B-52, B-1, B-2s maintain regional stability in PACOM theater

    For the first time in history, a B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit are conducting integrated operational missions in the U.S. Pacific Command region. The bombers located at Andersen Air Force Base in support of Continuous Bomber Presence and Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region.