B-1s, B-2s and B-52s Together at Andersen for First Time Ever

US AIR Force B-1B Lancers, B-2A Spirits and B-52H Stratofortresses are conducting operations together for the first time ever in the US Pacific Command region, operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

As previously reported in AFM, a number of B-1Bs arrived at the base on August 6 to replace the B-52Hs currently carrying out the Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission.

Currently, however, both types are still present during the change-over period and they were joined on August 9 by three B-2As from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. During this short-term Bomber Assurance and Deterrence deployment, the B-2As will conduct local and regional training sorties, and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency.

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