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NEWS | Oct. 26, 2022

USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX

By Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, integrated with U.S. Naval forces over the Indo-Pacific region to conduct a naval mine exercise (MineX) during a Bomber Task Force mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 24.

Bomber missions contribute to joint force lethality and deter aggression in the Indo-Pacific by demonstrating the Air Force’s ability to operate anywhere in the world at any time in support of the National Defense Strategy.

“MineX missions require close coordination and integration between the Navy and the Air Force,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Chris McConnell, 37th Bomb Squadron commander. “As one of the aircraft capable of releasing mines, we have to work with our Navy partners to understand where those munitions need to be placed to meet the desired objectives.”

USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
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USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
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USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX
SLIDESHOW | 20 images | USAF, Navy integrate for Bomber Task Force MineX