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Thu May 7, 2020, 06:08 AM

US Air Force sends B-1 bombers back to Guam on temporary deployment

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Just a few weeks after the U.S Air Force ended its 16-year continuous bomber presence in Guam, its B-1 bombers are back on the Pacific island.

The temporary deployment program is designed to keep Washington's adversaries guessing about what U.S firepower will be where and when.

The U.S Pacific Air Forces or PACAF announced Friday that four of the B-1s, able to carry the largest weapon payloads in the US fleet, had arrived at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam to conduct training and “strategic deterrence missions” in the Indo-Pacific region.

The B-1s, from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas, are being deployed under what the Air Force calls its bomber task force, a plan designed to move the massive warplanes to spots around the world to demonstrate “operational unpredictability,” the service said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.mvariety.com/cnmi-local/73-local/3554-us-air-force-sends-b-1-bombers-back-to-guam-on-temporary-deployment

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