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625th STOS installs new virtual trainer
Capt. Alexander Foos, 625th Strategic Operations Squadron weapons and tactics flight commander, right, experiments with the new virtual airborne procedures trainer while Capt. Evans Wright, 625th Strategic Operations Squadron airborne launch control system intel and strategic planner, observes July 22. The virtual trainer will allow ALCS operators to remain proficient and conduct in-house training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Charles J. Haymond)
July 23, 2020 - The 625th STOS, an 8th Air Force unit located at Offutt AFB, received a new virtual trainer in June 2020. The trainer will allow Air Launch Control System (ALCS) operators to continue training and remain proficient in-house, following the loss of their legacy trainer during the flood at Offutt in March 2019.

B-1s Conduct Bomber Task Force Mission in South China Sea
Aircrew, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, prepare to board a B-1B Lancer at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, prior to a Bomber Task Force mission in the South China Sea, July 21, 2020. Long range, long duration missions demonstrate the U.S. Air Force’s unwavering commitment to our allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)
July 22, 2020 - A pair of B-1B Lancers launched from Andersen AFB to conduct a long-range strategic Bomber Task Force mission in the South China Sea on July 21, 2020.

A B-52 exercises Dynamic Force Employment with Joint partners in Indo-Pacific
An F/A-18 Super Hornet attached to the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 conducts air operations while flying with aircraft from the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual-carrier operations in the South China Sea as the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Stephens)
July 5, 2020 - One B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 96th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, took off from home station and participated in a maritime integration exercise with the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups in the South China Sea before landing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

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