B-52, B-1, B-2 bombers share tarmac on Guam for first time

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A B-52 Stratofortress, left to right, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit share the flight-line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said this marks the first time in history all three bombers have been in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility at the same time. (Courtesy of U.S. Pacific Command)
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A B-52 Stratofortress, left to right, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit share the flight-line at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said this marks the first time in history all three bombers have been in the U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility at the same time. (Courtesy of U.S. Pacific Command)

B-52, B-1, B-2 bombers share tarmac on Guam for first time

by: Aaron Kidd | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: August 12, 2016

B-52, B-1 and B-2 bombers are sharing the tarmac at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam — the first time the aircraft have been inside U.S. Pacific Command territory simultaneously, according to a tweet by Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

Three B-2 Spirit stealth aircraft — America’s most advanced bomber, capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions — arrived Wednesday from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a short deployment to train in the Pacific as part of U.S. Strategic Command’s bomber operations.

An undisclosed number of supersonic, low-flying B-1 Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, N.D., landed at Andersen over the weekend to replace the base’s aging fleet of B-52s deployed from Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The B-1 can fly more than 900 mph and carry more than 75,000 pounds of munitions.

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