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Stratofortess flies Bomber Task Force mission in Arctic region

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The most recent Bomber Task Force mission in Europe occurred today in the North Sea and Arctic regions.

B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, departed from RAF Fairford, England, and flew to the North Sea off the coast of Norway where they supported Exercise Cold Response 22, a Norwegian-led multinational NATO exercise. This integration event showcased the U.S.’ compatibility and readiness alongside its Allies.

“Exercising together is how we optimize what each of us bring to the fight. We are committed to the collective defense of all NATO nations,” said Gen. Jeff Harrigian, commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and NATO’s Allied Air Command. “Integrating and training with our allies and partners allows us to exercise our combined capabilities while deterring aggression against NATO.”

Bomber Task Force missions highlight U.S. capabilities and commitment to work closely with our allies and partners to deter any potential adversary from aggressive actions.

Coverage of BTF deployments will be continuously available on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service at: https//

For any questions related to BTF missions please contact USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558 or email or