2nd Bomb Wing B-52Hs Deploy to Fairford

A B-52H pictured taxiing at Barksdale Air Force Base early in the monring of October 10, 2019 (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian)

Boeing B-52Hs from the 2nd Bomb Wing departed Barksdale Air Force Base early in the morning on October 10, 2019 to take part in a Bomber Task Force deployment to RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom.

Four aircraft arrived at RAF Fairford on the evening of October 10 - they were 60-0025, 60-0024, 60-0028 and 61-0006/LA.

According to the United States Air Force's Global Strike Command the deployment will...

"...exercise Air Force Global Strike Command’s ability to conduct bomber operations from a forward operating location in support of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and U.S. European Command (EUCOM) mission objectives.

These Airmen will also train in a joint environment with partner and allied counterparts during the deployment—an opportunity that will greatly enhance global stability and security while enabling units to become familiar with operations in different regions. To preserve operational security, we will not confirm or discuss details of future operations."