The Last Blast

The Last Blast

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Andersen Air Force Base
B-1B Lancers Arrive on Guam

B-1B Lancers Arrive on Guam

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Andersen Air Force Base
U.S. B-1B bomber flights demonstrate ironclad commitment to South Korea

U.S. B-1B bomber flights demonstrate ironclad commitment to South Korea

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Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
U.S. conducts bilateral missions with Japan, Republic of Korea

U.S. conducts bilateral missions with Japan, Republic of Korea

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Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base
Andersen Air Force Base

Since 2004, U.S. Air Force bombers such as the B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit have been in continuous rotations to Guam. These bombers provide a significant rapid global strike capability that enables our readiness and U.S. commitment to deterrence, offers assurance to our allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Bomber rotations also provide Pacific Air Forces and U.S. Pacific Command commanders a global strike and extended deterrence capability against any potential adversary and provides opportunities to strengthen regional alliances and long-standing military-to-military partnerships throughout the region.

  • Blast from the past: 20th EBS drops last M117 bomb in PACAF

    Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, with the help of 36th Munitions Squadron Airmen, dropped the final M117 bomb in the Pacific Air Force's inventory June 26 on an uninhabited island off the coast of Guam.The M117 bomb dates back to the mid-1950s when it was first used during the

  • Husband, wife tackle first deployment together, support bomber presence

    B-52H Stratofortress teams have been rotating to Andersen AFB for the last 11 years to maintain the U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence. Hundreds of Airmen deploy every six months to support this mission that strengthens regional security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. Among

  • B-2 Spirits depart Andersen AFB following routine deployment

    Three U.S. B-2 Spirits redeployed to the continental United States following a deployment here as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region. The bombers, and approximately 200 support Airmen, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base,

  • B-2 Spirits Conduct Routine Deployment to Andersen AFB

    Three B-2 Spirit aircraft from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 7, 2014, to conduct familiarization training activities in the Pacific region. This training deployment demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to regular, global strategic bomber operations

  • 36th MUNS home to largest munition stockpile

    Deep into the jungle, surrounded by brown tree snakes and wild boar, are a number of unassuming grass-covered munitions igloos filled with small-arms ammunition and conventional warheads ready to take the fight to the enemy. The 36th Munitions Squadron is home to the largest munitions stockpile in

  • Andersen's location gives Air Force a strategic advantage in the Pacific

    Andersen is a strategically located, forward main operating base in the Pacific. The constant rotation of Andersen has an impressive roster of aircraft that are housed here throughout any given cycle. In 2008 alone, Andersen has been a temporary home to airborne warning and control system, B-2s,

  • Stratofortresses deploy to Pacific, support continuous bomber presence

    Airmen from the 96th Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and their B-52 Stratofortress bombers arrived in Guam this week to begin a four-month deployment. The Louisiana-based aircraft, aircrew, support and maintenance personnel replaced the Whiteman AFB, Mo. personnel who redeployed home as

  • Deployed bomb squadron completes seventh global power sortie

    The 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed B-2 Spirit bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., took off late in the evening on Jan. 17 in support of a global power mission to Alaska. "A Polar lightning mission, a global power mission to Alaska, is the longest training mission we fly from

  • Andersen, Tinker rebuild B-1

    In September 2005 a B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., landed at Andersen and burst into flames while taxiing off the runway. The brakes on the right main landing gear failed, causing a catastrophic fire resulting in damage to the right wing, nacelle, structure and landing gear before being

  • Spirits begin to soar

    Residents here can soon expect to see more of the distinctive triangular visage marking America's most advanced bomber. The B-2 Spirits deployed here from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., are scheduled to fly their first sorties this week. "The B-2s are normally deployed in garrison," said Lt. Col.

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