The U.S. has sent half a dozen bombers and hundreds of airmen to the Pacific, the Air Force announced Tuesday, just days after a handful of stealth bombers were deployed to the region.
Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and 300 airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana were deployed to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam “in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission,” U.S. Pacific Air Forces said statement.
The “forward-deployed presence” of these nuclear-capable bombers “demonstrates the U.S. continued commitment to allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.”
The U.S. sent three B-2 Spirits, nuclear-capable stealth bombers, and 200 airmen to Guam earlier in January to provide support for the U.S. Pacific Command’s Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission.
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