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B-2s in Hawaii

 

Two USAF B-2 Spirits took off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPH-H), Hawaii to conduct a routine training mission near Guam and Hawaii.

Lt Col Nicholas Adcock, 393rd Bomb Squadron commander said: “This unique training is key to ensuring that our crews are ready, our allies and partners depend on us to be ready, capable, and lethal at all times in the joint environment.  Our crews need the integration experience to maximize our platform and pilots’ capabilities.”

Speaking about JBPH-H, Adcock said: “It affords us the chance to work closely with the 154th Air National Guard Wing and refine and exercise multiple tactics, techniques and procedures that are crucial to the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility.”  This is the first time the B-2s have deployed to JBPH-H.

 

Photo caption: USAF Airman 1st Class Christopher Rucker, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshalls a B-2 Spirit returning from a routine training mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 6, 2018. The B-2s deployed to JBPH-H from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force deployment. USAF/Staff Sgt Danielle Quilla

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