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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.

  • B-2s arrive for deployment to Western Pacific

    Four B-2 Spirits from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, M.O., arrived here over the weekend. According to fact sheets cleared for public release, the B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. A dramatic leap forward

  • Tankers fuel tip of spear

    Andersen is used to seeing aerial tanker units come and go, but this time a deployed contingent of aerial refueling specialists from Ohio are here to stay for about two months instead of the usual couple of weeks. "We want to fully integrate with the 36th Wing and be a part of team Andersen," said

  • Inert weapons dropped for first time in Koa Lightning exercise

    The 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here went "wheels up" for exercise Koa Lightning Sept.16 and 17. But this exercise is a little different than previous Koa Lightnings. For the first time, bomber aircrews dropped ordnance. "Dropping inert munitions over the bombing range in Hawaii is a tremendous

  • Stratofortresses test operational skills in Koa Lightning

    Deployed B-52 bombers and aircrews demonstrated the Air Force's global reach and global power by participating in the latest Koa Lightning exercise this week Aug. 22 through 23. The 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flew 18 hours non-stop from Guam to

  • Expeditionary Airmen talk live on radio show

    Airmen from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron were on a different mission July 3 when they visited a local radio station to discuss the B-52 Stratofortress and the bomber presence in the Pacific region. Three aircrew members, who are deployed to Andersen in support of the continuous bomber

  • 10 B-52 bombers gear up for Australia

    B-52 aircrews assigned to Team Andersen, from the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron took their mission to another level by flying to Australia this week to demonstrate the long range capability and flexibility of the "Buff." The mission consisted of 10 B-52 bombers flying over 4,500 nautical miles to

  • B-52H heralds 47-year legacy

    Five aircrew members of the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron gather in a room to receive a mission briefing to put bombs on time, on target against the enemy. To top it off, they will accomplish this in a relatively young aircraft. The B-52s are some of the oldest planes in the Air Force's

  • Barksdale B-52 unit arrives

    More than 300 Airmen from the 20th Bomb Squadron, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., will arrive on Guam Saturday to begin a four-month deployment here. The 20th BS is replacing the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, also from Barksdale. The expeditionary warriors of the 20th EBS are part of a

  • Andersen B-52s, KC-135s support Cobra Gold

    Airmen from the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, currently deployed to Andersen, added a critical air component to the assets of U.S. and Thai military members in exercise Cobra Gold this week in the Kingdom of Thailand. The Airmen used the B-52 Stratofortress bomber's range and versatility to

  • Andersen bombers participate in Koa Lightning

    The low rumble of B-52s shook the normally quiet evening skies of Andersen Air Force Base as the Stratofortresses of the 36th Operations Group participated in Pacific Command's Koa Lightning exercise over the islands of Hawaii. For the men and women of the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, the

  • Bombers arrive at Andersen

    The first three B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., arrived here Feb. 22 under an overcast sky. A total of six bombers from the 5th Bomb Wing will call Andersen home for an undetermined amount of time at the request of U.S. Pacific Command officials.The bombers are the

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