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Airfield Activity at RAF Fairford Autumn 2017


Three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, 300 Airmen and support equipment have recently arrived to RAF Fairford, to conduct theatre integration and training. The aircraft and personnel have come from the 2nd Bomb Wing located at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. During their time at RAF Fairford, they will conduct flight operations and integration to improve bomber interoperability, training alongside allied nations and joint partners.

RAF Fairford serves as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The strong and strategic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom ensures a collective defense posture that is ready and prepared to respond to and support global operations. These specific events enable theatre integration and training with U.S. joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units, which enhances global bomber interoperability.

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