Bomber Task Force Europe: US integrates with Norway and UK



By USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs United States European Command RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany Feb 11, 2022
View Gallery
fallback
Gallery contains 1 image

B-52 Stratofortess aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, joined Norwegian and British F-35 Lightning II aircraft over the North Sea, today, as part of a Bomber Task Force Europe integration and deterrence mission.

The bombers and fighters executed an Allied targeting mission controlled by Norwegian Joint Terminal Attack Controllers. This mission focused on the integration of a fifth generation platform and its ability to support legacy bomber aircraft.

The bombers also integrated with Norwegian Air Force and Navy for dynamic targeting and counter sea missions.

“As we continue to integrate generations of technology across the theatre, we need to ensure that we have the flexibility to operate with each other in any domain at any time.” said Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa commander. “Building muscle memory through this type of training ensures we are ready.”

British integration focused on close air support and bomber aircraft escort maneuvers.

BTF missions offer unique opportunities for Arctic allies and partners to strengthen collective deterrence and security throughout the region.

Coverage of BTF deployments will be continuously available on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service at: www.dvidshub.net/feature/bombertaskforceeurope.

For media interested in engagement opportunities, please contact USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or email usafepao.pao@us.af.mil or usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.

U.S. European Command (USEUCOM) is responsible for U.S. military operations across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean. USEUCOM is comprised of more than 65,000 permanent military personnel supported by rotational forces and DoD civilians working closely with NATO Allies and Partners. The command is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. For more information about USEUCOM, visit https://www.eucom.mil.

More in Media Room
USEUCOM hosts counter-drone workshop with Allies and partners in Poland
Read more
U.S. B-52 strategic bombers deploy to Royal Air Force Fairford
BTF 24-3 also falls under Large Scale Global Exercise 2024, an umbrella term used to connect military operations across multiple combatant commands. LSGE24 enables U.S. Joint Forces to train with Allies and partners and improve shared understanding, trust, and interoperability on security challenges across the globe.
Read more
USEUCOM, Adriatic Charter nations convene for multi-national security cooperation discussions
U.S. European Command’s logistics directorate and senior representatives from the U.S. – Adriatic Charter nations met from May 8-10, 2024 in Tirana, Albania to discuss ideas and proposals in the field of logistics
Read more
More in Media Room
USEUCOM hosts counter-drone workshop with Allies and partners in Poland
Read more
U.S. B-52 strategic bombers deploy to Royal Air Force Fairford
BTF 24-3 also falls under Large Scale Global Exercise 2024, an umbrella term used to connect military operations across multiple combatant commands. LSGE24 enables U.S. Joint Forces to train with Allies and partners and improve shared understanding, trust, and interoperability on security challenges across the globe.
Read more
USEUCOM, Adriatic Charter nations convene for multi-national security cooperation discussions
U.S. European Command’s logistics directorate and senior representatives from the U.S. – Adriatic Charter nations met from May 8-10, 2024 in Tirana, Albania to discuss ideas and proposals in the field of logistics
Read more
More in Media Room
USEUCOM hosts counter-drone workshop with Allies and partners in Poland
Read more
U.S. B-52 strategic bombers deploy to Royal Air Force Fairford
BTF 24-3 also falls under Large Scale Global Exercise 2024, an umbrella term used to connect military operations across multiple combatant commands. LSGE24 enables U.S. Joint Forces to train with Allies and partners and improve shared understanding, trust, and interoperability on security challenges across the globe.
Read more
USEUCOM, Adriatic Charter nations convene for multi-national security cooperation discussions
U.S. European Command’s logistics directorate and senior representatives from the U.S. – Adriatic Charter nations met from May 8-10, 2024 in Tirana, Albania to discuss ideas and proposals in the field of logistics
Read more