B-52s assure allies in Europe

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford and U.S. Air forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Luggage is retrieved from an aircraft at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017.

Luggage is retrieved from an aircraft at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global secruty environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Passengers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrive at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017.

Passengers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrive at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global secruty environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Passengers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., disembark the aircraft for immigration processing at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017.

Passengers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., disembark the aircraft for immigration processing at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global secruty environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Airmen receive their room keys upon arrival to Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 11, 2017.

Airmen receive their room keys upon arrival to Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 11, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global secruty environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Airmen and volunteers help unload luggage from a truck after their arrival to Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 11, 2017.

Airmen and volunteers help unload luggage from a truck after their arrival to Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 11, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global secruty environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Airmen receive an arrival briefing before picking up their luggage at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017.

Airmen receive an arrival briefing before picking up their luggage at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 11, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global secruty environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress is marshalled to a parking spot at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.

A B-52 Stratofortress is marshalled to a parking spot at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Airmen operate a power generator after marshalling a B-52 Stratofortress to a parking spot upon arrival at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.

Airmen operate a power generator after marshalling a B-52 Stratofortress to a parking spot upon arrival at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress takes off the runway at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 22, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress takes off the runway at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 22, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress lands on the runway at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress lands on the runway at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford and U.S. Air forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress is marshalled to a parking spot at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress is marshalled to a parking spot at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Aircrew retrieve their equipment from a B-52 Stratofortress upon arrival at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.
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Aircrew retrieve their equipment from a B-52 Stratofortress upon arrival at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Tech. Sgt. Jason Landgraff, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, changes a drive generator on a B-52 Stratofortress at Faiford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 20, 2017.
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Tech. Sgt. Jason Landgraff, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, changes a drive generator on a B-52 Stratofortress at Faiford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 20, 2017. Drive generators must be changed if they overheat during a flight. The change takes around six hours to complete and will ensure continued power for B-52 electrical systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

Maintainers from the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit remove a panel from a B-52 Stratofortress while deployed to Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 26, 2017.
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Maintainers from the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit remove a panel from a B-52 Stratofortress while deployed to Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 26, 2017. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The deployment will also include joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our ready and postured forces and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

2nd Maintenance Squadron fuels Airmen refuel a B-52 upon landing at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 25, 2017.
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2nd Maintenance Squadron fuels Airmen refuel a B-52 upon landing at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 25, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 25, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress takes off from Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 25, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global security environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress aircrew poses for a photo after landing at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 22, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress aircrew poses for a photo after landing at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 22, 2017. The aircrew participated in SERPENTEX 17, a coalition exercise that brought teams together from the U.S., U.K., France and Canada. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress taxis for a takeoff at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 22, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress taxis for a takeoff at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, Sept. 22, 2017. U.S. Strategic Command bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility and flexibility of the military's forces to address today's complex, dynamic and volatile global security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford and U.S. Air forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 20th Bomb Squadron arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress from the 20th Bomb Squadron arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017.
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A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at Fairford Royal Air Force Base, U.K., Sept. 14, 2017. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford and U.S. Air forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. The B-52 is scheduled to conduct theater integration, flying training, and joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. Allied training will also include participation in exercise SERPENTEX, a French Air Command-led exercise that will focus on training aircrew and JTACs in their Air Land integration mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

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