Strategic bombers conduct low approaches over joint base

(Via Ho’okele News)

Photo illustration | Photos by U.S. Marine Corps by Lance Cpl. Wesley Timm, Staff Sgt. Jason W. Fudge

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs

 

Two B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. and two B-2 Spirit strategic bombers from Whiteman Air Force base, Mo. flew non-stop from their respective home stations to training ranges within the vicinity of Hawaii and conducted range training operations and low approach training flights at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

These training flights, which were approximately 20 and 21 hours in duration, respectively, ensure U.S. strategic bomber forces maintain a high state of readiness and demonstrate U.S. Strategic Command’s ability to provide a bomber force that is flexible, credible and always ready to respond to a variety of threats and situations around the world.

This ensures that the president of the United States has capable, credible and scalable military options to meet national security obligations to the U.S. and its allies and partners.

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