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U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, takes off for a mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. Two B-1B bombers departed and transited the south Pacific to Australia where they conducted integrated bilateral training, maintaining contact with Australian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the ground over northern Australia. The integration of U.S. aerial platforms with its allied nations advances and strengthens long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, sits on the flightline prior to a mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. Two B-1B bombers took off and transited the south Pacific to Australia where they conducted integrated bilateral training, maintaining contact with Australian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the ground over northern Australia. The integration of U.S. aerial platforms with its allied nations advances and strengthens long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

United States Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, sit on the flightline prior to a mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. Two B-1B bombers took off and transited the south Pacific to Australia where they conducted integrated bilateral training, maintaining contact with Australian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the ground over northern Australia. The integration of U.S. aerial platforms with its allied nations advances and strengthens long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, sits on the flightline prior to a mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. Two B-1B bombers took off and transited the south Pacific to Australia where they conducted integrated bilateral training, maintaining contact with Australian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the ground over northern Australia. The integration of U.S. aerial platforms with its allied nations advances and strengthens long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald Willis)

U.S. bombers conduct bilateral training with Royal Australian Air Force in conjunction with Lightning Focus exercise

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base (AFB), South Dakota, takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. Two B-1B bombers departed Andersen AFB and transited the south Pacific to Australia where they conducted integrated bilateral training, maintaining contact with Australian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the ground over northern Australia. The integration of U.S. aerial platforms with its allied nations advances and strengthens long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald Willis)

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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, sits on the flightline prior to a mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. Two B-1B bombers took off and transited the south Pacific to Australia where they conducted integrated bilateral training, maintaining contact with Australian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers on the ground over the northern coast of Australia. The integration of U.S. aerial platforms with its allied nations advances and strengthens long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. ) (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers conducted a bilateral integrated training mission with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as part of Exercise Lightning Focus over the northern coast of Australia, Nov. 27.

An RAAAF-led exercise, Lightning Focus is the largest international air forces exercise in Australia. Scheduled to run through Dec. 2, the exercise is intended to provide air-to-air training for pilots, weapons system officers and air battle managers, strengthening military-to-military relationships with our allies and partners

During the mission, the B-1B bomber took off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and transitioned the south Pacific, where they maintained contact with RAAF JTACS on the ground. Upon completion of the mission, the Lancers landed at RAAF Base Amberley, Australia.

The training is being conducted as part of the Enhanced Air Cooperation (EAC) between the U.S. and Australia. Led by U.S. Pacific Command, EAC allows the U.S. Department of Defense and the Australian Defence Force to build upon their individual and combined capabilities and advance interoperability between the nations.

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