Bats fly in the High North; 9th EBS showcase ACE

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off from Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force Europe training missions provides aircrew with theater familiarization while integrating with ally and partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off from Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force Europe training missions provides aircrew with theater familiarization while integrating with ally and partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fly above Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS participated in Bomber Task Force training missions that provided aircrew the opportunity to train and work with U.S. allies and partners in joint and coalition operations and exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Two B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron fly above Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS participated in Bomber Task Force training missions that provided aircrew the opportunity to train and work with U.S. allies and partners in joint and coalition operations and exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares to land at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS operated out of Ørland AFS, Norway where they conducted a series of Bomber Task Force Europe training missions. These bomber missions are representative of the U.S. commitment to our allies and enhancing regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares to land at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS operated out of Ørland AFS, Norway where they conducted a series of Bomber Task Force Europe training missions. These bomber missions are representative of the U.S. commitment to our allies and enhancing regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A crew chief assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron marshals a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force training missions showcases the United States’ strong, credible bomber force while enhancing the security and stability of allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A crew chief assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron marshals a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force training missions showcases the United States’ strong, credible bomber force while enhancing the security and stability of allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A crew chief assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron marshals a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting bomber training missions allows aircrew to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the U.S. Air Force’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A crew chief assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron marshals a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting bomber training missions allows aircrew to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the U.S. Air Force’s always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A pilot assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron waits to board a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The Department of Defense maintains command and control of its bomber force for any mission, anywhere in the world, at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A pilot assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron waits to board a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The Department of Defense maintains command and control of its bomber force for any mission, anywhere in the world, at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Two crew chiefs assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron wait to conduct a hot-pit refuelling of a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Four B-1s and approximately 200 Airmen deployed with the 9th EBS in support of a Bomber Task Force Europe deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Two crew chiefs assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron wait to conduct a hot-pit refuelling of a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Four B-1s and approximately 200 Airmen deployed with the 9th EBS in support of a Bomber Task Force Europe deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sits on the flightline at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The multi-mission B-1B can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision munitions against any adversary, anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sits on the flightline at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The multi-mission B-1B can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision munitions against any adversary, anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Two crew chiefs assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron conduct a hot-pit refueling of a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Hot-pit refuelings allow bombers to be refueled after landing at any airfield capable of supporting the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Two crew chiefs assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron conduct a hot-pit refueling of a B-1B Lancer at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Hot-pit refuelings allow bombers to be refueled after landing at any airfield capable of supporting the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A pilot assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares a B-1B Lancer for takeoff at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS participated in several Bomber Task Force Europe training missions while integrating with NATO allies and partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)
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A pilot assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares a B-1B Lancer for takeoff at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS participated in several Bomber Task Force Europe training missions while integrating with NATO allies and partner forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sits on the flightline at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force Europe deployments and operations provides aircrew with enhanced readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sits on the flightline at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force Europe deployments and operations provides aircrew with enhanced readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off from Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS operated out of Ørland AFS, Norway where they conducted a series of Bomber Task Force Europe training missions. BTF Operations and engagements with U.S. allies and partners demonstrates and strengthens the shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off from Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. The 9th EBS operated out of Ørland AFS, Norway where they conducted a series of Bomber Task Force Europe training missions. BTF Operations and engagements with U.S. allies and partners demonstrates and strengthens the shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

ØRLAND AIR FORCE STATION, Norway --