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U.S. bomber aircraft arrive in the UK


Three B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, approximately 300 Airmen and support equipment from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, have deployed to the United Kingdom, to conduct theater integration and training Jan. 9.


The deployment of strategic bombers to the U. K. helps exercise United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.


The deployment will also include joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability.


Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to ready and postured forces and enables the building of enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.