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July 12, 2023
B-52 Stratofortresses return to Indo-Pacific for BTF missions
Bomber Task Force missions demonstrates the credibility of U.S. forces to address global security environments that are more diverse and uncertain than ever before.
July 11, 2023
Minot combat crew comm team maintains security during Indo-Pacific deployment
ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam —
Whether training at home or supporting Bomber Task Force operations abroad, Airmen aboard 5th Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortresses carry sensitive communication codes that are vital to mission accomplishment.
July 5, 2023
First-ever USAF B-52 deployment concludes in Indonesia
MEDAN, Indonesia —
More than 60 Airmen and two B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, completed a bilateral interoperability exercise in Indonesia.
June 30, 2023
Gen. Cotton awards 2022 Omaha Trophy to 40th Helicopter Squadron
MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. —
The 40th Helicopter Squadron flew to the top this year as the best intercontinental ballistic missile squadron for which they were awarded the 2022 Omaha Trophy on June 28, 2023 at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
Bomber, Refueler communities integrate for ACE exercise
ROME, New York —
The 307th Bomb Wing conducted their first integrated Agile Combat Employment (ACE) exercise with the 914th Air Refueling Wing here June 23-30.
June 23, 2023
U.S.-Indonesia Air Forces Hold First Bomber Landing Joint Exercise
U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Indonesia -- In a historic first, two U.S. B-52 bombers landed in Indonesia on June 19 to execute training exercises with Indonesian Airforce (TNI-AU) F-16 aircraft. The landing at Kualanamu airport in Medan and subsequent operations mark the first time U.S. B-52s have operated from Indonesia. The aircraft, from the
June 14, 2023
B-52 returns to Indo-Pacific for Bomber Task Force deployment
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
More than 200 Airmen and four B-52 Stratofortresses assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam June 14 in order to conduct Bomber Task Force—or BTF—missions.
June 8, 2023
Operation Avalanche Defender prepares security forces for future fight
FORT WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON, Mont —
Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces conducted a four-day simulated deployment exercise from May 30 to June 2 at Fort William Henry Harrison, Mont.
USAFCENT flexes air-to-ground capabilities in historic first for BTF
AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar —
Ninth Air Force (Air Forces Central) aircraft joined 2 B-1B Lancers over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, along with five partner nations and other coalition forces, during a Bomber Task Force mission, June 8.
June 1, 2023
Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Engagements with Japanese Leaders in Tokyo
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following readout:Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with his Japanese counterpart, Minister of Defense Hamada Yasukazu, and held separate discussions with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, Minister for Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa, and National Security Advisor