US demonstrates airpower in Indo-Pacific region with simultaneous bomber missions
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Robert Witkowski and Staff Sgt. Mark Farrar, 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron crew chiefs, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepare a B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber for take-off at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, to support a Bomber Task Force mission, Aug. 17, 2020. Bomber Task Force missions allow U.S. Strategic Command to provide persistent, long-term bomber presence in the Indo-Pacific, and around the globe. Over the course of 24 hours, four B-1B Lancers, two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers, and four F-15C Eagles conducted Bomber Task Force missions simultaneously within the Indo-Pacific region. Pacific Air Forces routinely conducts BTF operations to show the United States’ commitment to allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)