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End of era: B-1s replace B-52s at Andersen AFB

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Incorporating the B-1 into Pacific Command operations, exercises the Air Force’s ability to integrate a unique capability with regional allies and partners in various parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Incorporating the B-1 into Pacific Command operations, exercises the Air Force’s ability to integrate a unique capability with regional allies and partners in various parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to land Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. These aircraft, and the men and women who fly and support them, provide a significant capability that enables our readiness and commitment to deterrence, provides assurances to our allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., prepares to land Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. These aircraft, and the men and women who fly and support them, provide a significant capability that enables our readiness and commitment to deterrence, provides assurances to our allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1 is replacing the B-52 Stratofortress that is currently supporting U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1 is replacing the B-52 Stratofortress that is currently supporting U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands on the flightline Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1s last participated in the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission approximately 10 years ago and are returning to support USPACOM in conducting routine, strategic deterrence and regional training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands on the flightline Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1s last participated in the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission approximately 10 years ago and are returning to support USPACOM in conducting routine, strategic deterrence and regional training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Incorporating the B-1 into Pacific Command operations, exercises the Air Force’s ability to integrate a unique capability with regional allies and partners in various parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Incorporating the B-1 into Pacific Command operations, exercises the Air Force’s ability to integrate a unique capability with regional allies and partners in various parts of the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1s last participated in the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission approximately 10 years ago and are returning to support USPACOM in conducting routine, strategic deterrence and regional training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., lands Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The B-1s last participated in the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission approximately 10 years ago and are returning to support USPACOM in conducting routine, strategic deterrence and regional training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Smoot)

Aircrew members assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., conduct post flight checks Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The 34th EBS members are supporting the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

Aircrew members assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., conduct post flight checks Aug. 6, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The 34th EBS members are supporting the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam --

Several B-1B Lancers with the 28th Bomb Wing from Ellsworth Air Force Base​, South Dakota, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Aug. 6 in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (USPACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence mission. Approximately 300 Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing will supplement the deployment.

The B-1s last participated in the CBP mission approximately 10 years ago and are returning to support USPACOM in conducting routine, strategic deterrence and regional training missions. Incorporating the B-1 into PACOM operations exercises the Air Force’s ability to integrate a unique capability with regional allies and partners in various parts of the world.

Since 2004, U.S. Air Force bombers such as the B-1, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit have been in continuous rotations providing non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Air Force Global Strike Command continues to routinely deploy bombers to Guam, which provides opportunities to strengthen regional alliances and long-standing military-to-military partnerships throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

The B-1 units bring a unique perspective and years of repeated combat and operational experience from the Central Command theater to the Pacific. They will provide a significant rapid global strike capability that enables readiness and commitment to deterrence, offers assurance to the U.S. allies and strengthens regional security and stability in the region. Training in a different part of the world allows the B-1 aircrews the opportunity to integrate with Pacific partners to enhance interoperability and regional cooperation.

“Andersen welcomes the B-1 squadron, and we look forward to working together to provide safety and security to the region, our partners and our allies,” said Brig. Gen. Douglas Cox, 36th Wing commander. “The B-52s did an amazing job the past few years, and we know the B-1s will continue CBP excellence going forward."

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