U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses are conducting training flights in the vicinity of the Baltic Sea as a clear and visible demonstration of U.S. commitment to regional security.
These missions have been closely coordinated with the governments of neighboring countries.
The strategic bombers, part of the Bomber Task Force currently deployed to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, are from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana.
The aircraft arrived in theater on March 14-15 and are temporarily operating out of RAF Fairford.
The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward training location for bombers.
Published March 22, 2019