U.S. B-52s Cross Atlantic for BTF Mission Supporting NATO, eucom.mil

Two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers departed the United States Wednesday to participate in a NATO hosted exercise over the North Sea. The flight was a demonstration of U.S. support to NATO Allies and partners and continued validation of a shared commitment to global security and stability. […]

The two-week long NATO exercise involves more than 50 aircraft from across the Alliance. It is defensive, long-planned and will help ensure that Allied air forces are able to operate effectively together.

The U.S. strategic nuclear forces, such as the B-52 bomber, provide an essential military link between Europe and North America, and are a key contributor to Alliance security. The bombers offer a global strike capability anytime, anywhere around the globe.

The U.S. Air Force continues to demonstrate the ability to execute flying missions, sustain readiness and supports the health and safety of U.S. members, as well as Allies and partners, in host nations where U.S. personnel live and work despite the COVID-19 crisis response. Läs artikel