Thursday, 3 March 2016

USAF's Block 16 B-1 bomber conducts first-ever long-range strike drill

After more than a decade of performing precision strike operations in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility, the B-1 Lancers have returned home. While U.S. and coalition aircraft step in to continue the air campaign in Iraq and Syria, where B-1s from Dyess and Ellsworth Air Force Bases delivered devastating blows to Daesh forces, the Lancers are stateside, completing the largest fleet sustainment block upgrade in the program's history.
A 9th Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, begins its 15-hour flight to the Alaskan Yukon Range Feb. 23, 2016, during a B-1 Combat Mission Effectiveness Exercise
(Credit: USAF/Airman 1st Class Austin Mayfield)

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