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Lancers execute first-ever Block 16 long-range strike exercise

Airmen assigned to the 7th Maintenance Group load an inert Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, in a B-1B Lancer Feb. 21, 2016, during a B-1 Combat Mission Effectiveness exercise. Maintenance personnel had 48 hours to successfully load and prepare to launch six B-1s with JASSM and Joint Direct Attack Munitions in the Lancers’ three bomb bays. Maintenance personnel were successful in launching all six jets and preparing themselves at the same time to deploy within the two-day window to support the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin Mayfield/Released)

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Austin Mayfield
VIRIN: 160221-F-IE661-199.JPG
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