President Trump publicly stated that US forces were ‘locked and loaded’ when it comes to possible action against North Korea. The B-1 Lancer bombers and crews of the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are just that…”Ready to Fight”.
After taking off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the B-1s assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, flew to Japanese airspace, where they were joined by Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets. The B-1s then flew over the Korean Peninsula where they were joined by Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 fighter jets. The B-1s then performed a pass over the Pilsung Range before leaving South Korean airspace and returning to Guam.
“How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight,” said a 37th EBS B-1 pilot. “The B-1 is a long-range bomber that is well-suited for the maritime domain and can meet the unique challenges of the Pacific.”
“While at home station my crews are constantly refining their tactics and techniques so that we can better integrate with our counterparts from other nations,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Diehl, 37th EBS, commander. “As demonstrated today, our air forces stand combat-ready to deliver airpower when called upon.” – Air Force Global Strike Command
The B-1 mission lasted approximately 10 hours.
Featured image of two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, flying from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula by US Air Force