Pacific Theater Operation Tropic Fury

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot AFB, N.D. flies over the Pacific Ocean Jan. 29 during exercise Tropic Fury during a live drop mission. The B-52 dropped 250 lb. M-117 ordnance. The exercise was developed to train aircrew on the use of conventional air launched crew missiles and joint air-to-surface standoff missile conventional weapon systems. The B-52 is deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, with the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and is part of a continous bomber presence in the region. The bomber rotation to Andersen is aimed at enhancing regional security and demonstrating U.S. commitment to the Pacific region. The Air Force will continue to rotate bombers and fighters on a regular basis to ensure regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
VIRIN: 090129-F-6911G-180.JPG
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