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US demonstrates airpower in Indo-Pacific region with simultaneous bomber missions
A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, takes-off from 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 to aid in U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. 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)