B-1s deploy to Europe for Ample Strike
The aircraft will take part in Exercise Ample Strike 16, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled for Sept. 5-16.
A B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Base, Texas, Air Force Global Strike Command, taxis down the runway on Sep. 5, 2016 as the first day of participation in Exercise Ample Strike 2016, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled for Sept. 5-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Monique Roux/Released)
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Photo 1 of 1: A B-1B Lancer from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Base, Texas, Air Force Global Strike Command, taxis down the runway on Sep. 5, 2016 as the first day of participation in Exercise Ample Strike 2016, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled for Sept. 5-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Monique Roux/Released) Download full-resolution version

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Two B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Base, Texas, Air Force Global Strike Command, deployed to the U.S. European area of responsibility today to join the B-52 Stratofortress, which arrived Aug. 30 at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom.

All three aircraft will take part in Exercise Ample Strike 16, an annual Czech Republic-led exercise with 300 participants from 18 countries scheduled for Sept. 5-16.

During Ample Strike, the B-52, B-1Bs, and Airmen from 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron, Vilseck, Germany, will conduct day and nighttime operations to improve NATO and partner nation interoperability. The B-52 Stratofortress and one B-1B Lancer are then scheduled to participate in the Czech Republic-hosted NATO Air Days in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Sept. 13-19.

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