U.S. Air Force rotates B-52 Stratofortresses to Guam

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B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, park on a flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, have been deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.

The deployment represents a new rotation of aircrews, maintenance personnel and aircraft to Guam, according to the 36th Wing Public Affairs office.

Airmen and women assigned to the 69th EBS arrived on Guam to replace the 23rd EBS in support of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence mission.

Since March 2004, Andersen has hosted the bomber mission designed to enhance regional security and provide reassurance to allies and partners that the United States is capable of defending its national security interests in the Indo-Pacific region.

The airmen and women arriving from the 69th EBS will be on Guam to conduct continuous bomber presence operations and training.