(Photo by Richard Warren)
A B-52 exercises Dynamic Force Employment with Joint partners in Indo-Pacific
By Staff Sgt. Hailey Haux | Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs | July 5, 2020
An F/A-18 Super Hornet attached to the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadr
on (VFA) 102 conducts air operations while flying with aircraft from the Nimitz
Carrier Strike Force. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Car
rier Strike Groups are conducting dual-carrier operations in the South China Sea
as the Nimitz Carrier Strike Force. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Stephe
ns) (Photo by Richard Warren)
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
One B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 96th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, Barks
dale Air Force Base, Louisiana, took off from home station and participated in a
maritime integration exercise with the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan carrier
strike groups in the South China Sea before landing at Andersen Air Force Base,
The B-52 flew the 28-hour mission to demonstrate U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s co
mmitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
This was part of a bomber task force dynamic force employment used by U.S. Strat
egic Command to conduct training with and in support of Geographic Combatant Com
mands efforts to help maintain global stability and security. These type of mis
sions support the National Defense Strategy’s objectives of strategic predictab
ility and operational unpredictability.
“Bomber Task Force demonstrates U.S. capability to rapidly deploy to a forward
operating base and execute long-range strike missions,” said Lt. Col. Christoph
er Duff, 96th Bomb Squadron commander. “This sortie demonstrates our ability to
reach out from home station, fly anywhere in the world and execute those missio
ns, rapidly regenerate from a forward operating base and continue operations.”
During the mission, the B-52 aircrew tested and assessed command and control cap
abilities to inform the development of contested and degraded communication tact
ics, techniques and procedures to ensure seamless joint interoperability.
"As we operate throughout the Indo-Pacific theater, our Fleet units continue to
seek out every opportunity to strengthen our capabilities and proficiency at con
ducting joint, combined, all-domain operations with our partner teams,” said U.
S. Navy Cmdr. Joshua Fagan, Task Force 70 Air Operations officer. “Some of the
recent events bringing Air Force B-52s and B-1s, Navy aircraft, and our ships at
sea together on shared networks in support of integrated missions have been goo
d opportunities for us to exercise the joint mission planning and coordination p
rocesses that we depend on to operate safely and effectively out here."
U.S. Strategic Command’s bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater secur
ity cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating U.S. capabil
ity to command, control and conduct bomber missions around the world.
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