Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft arrive in the U.K.
On Sept. 14, 2017, B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, arrived at RAF Fairford, U.K.

STUTTGART, Germany - On Sept. 14, 2017, B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen
and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, arrived at RAF Fairford, U.K.

The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford
and U.S. Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers.

The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and
joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability.

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

The bombers can carry 312,197 pounds of fuel and can fly 650 miles per hour
at 50,000 feet for more than 8,800 miles.

More details about the B-52 Stratofortress are available here:
http://www.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/104465/b-52-stratofor
tress/


For more information, contact +49 (0) 6371-47-6558 or via e-mail at
usafepao.pao@us.af.mil. If after duty hours, please call +49 (0)
1624-25-5428 or send an e-mail to usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.


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U.S. European Command is one of the United States' two forward-deployed
Geographic Combatant Commands whose area of focus cover almost one-fifth of
the planet, including all of Europe, large portions of Asia, parts of the
Middle East and the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans.  The command is responsible
for military relations with NATO and 51 countries with a total population of
close to a billion people.

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