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Dyess B-1s deploy to Andersen, take over Continuous Bomber Presence operations
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, lands Feb. 6, 2017, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The 9th EBS is taking over U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations from the 34th EBS, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. This marks the second deployment of B-1s to Guam in over a decade. The B-1 is a highly versatile, multi-mission weapon system capable of tracking, targeting and engaging moving vehicles as well as allowing aircrew to receive targeting data from the Combined Air Operations Center or other command and control assets to strike emerging targets rapidly and efficiently. The U.S. military has maintained a deployed strategic bomber presence in the Pacific since March 2004, which has contributed significantly to regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)