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

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

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.

June 8, 2023

USAFCENT flexes air-to-ground capabilities in historic first for BTF

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

May 31, 2023

Huey support of USSTRATCOM during Global Thunder 23

In April 2023, U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois “Huey” crews from the 37th and 40th Helicopter Squadrons flew from F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, and Malmstrom AFB, Montana, respectively, to Offutt AFB, Nebraska, to support U.S. Strategic Command exercise Global Thunder 2023.

May 31, 2023

USSPACECOM Assumes Missile Defense Mission

The President of the United States approved and directed the implementation of the 2022 Unified Command Plan Apr. 25, 2023.

May 30, 2023

USSPACECOM hosts USSTRATCOM Deputy Commander

U.S. Space Force Lt. Gen. John Shaw, U.S. Space Command deputy commander speaks with U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Richard Correll, U.S. Strategic Command deputy commander at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., May 30, 2023.

May 30, 2023

U.S. Air Force kicks off Radar Modernization for B-52 Stratofortress fleet

A B-52 from the 307th Bomb Wing arrived at a Boeing Co., facility in San Antonio, on May 25, to begin receiving the Active Electronically Scanned Array system, also known as AESA, as part of the Air Force’s B-52 Radar Modernization Program.

May 24, 2023

Bomber Task Force: Supersonic bombers return to Europe

U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers returned to RAF Fairford, May 23, for Bomber Task Force Europe 2023-3 to conduct a long-planned bomber rotation in support of U.S. European Command and NATO deterrence initiatives.Two of the Texas-based supersonic bombers from Dyess Air Force Base’s 7th Bomb Wing entered the theater today by first integrating with Allies