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