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Friday, July 03, 2015

B-52s Demonstrate Strategic Reach in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region

B-52 StratofortressTwo B-52 Stratofortresses assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, returned today from a 44-hour, non-stop mission to Australia.

The mission, which was closely coordinated with the Australian Department of Defence, demonstrates the United States' ability to project its flexible, long-range global strike capability and provided unique opportunities to synchronize strategic activities and capabilities with a key ally in the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) area of operations.

"These flights are one of the many ways the U.S. demonstrates its commitment to a stable and peaceful Indo-Asia Pacific region," said Adm. Cecil D. Haney, U.S. Strategic Command commander.

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