All global strike bombers deploy to Andersen, maintain stability in PACOM theater
By Headquarters Pacific Air Force Public Affairs
/ Published August 11, 2016
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) --
Air Force Global Strike Command's three strategic bombers, the B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit, are all in the U.S. Pacific Command region
conducting the area's first integrated operational mission for all three bombers.
The B-1, which arrived at Andersen Air Force Base Aug. 6, will replace the B-52 in support of the PACOM’s continuous bomber presence mission. The CBP bomber swap between the B-1 and B-52 is occurring throughout the month of August as the B-1s return to support this mission for the first time since April 2006.
In addition to the CBP bomber swap, three B-2s arrived in theater to conduct a bomber assurance and deterrence deployment. The CBP mission and BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region in order to maintain stability and provide assurance to U.S. allies and partners in the region.