Headquarters, United States European Command Media Operations Division
Unit 30400, Box 1000, APO, AE 09128
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August 27, 2019
STUTTGART, Germany – A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airman and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training.
The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the
U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as United States Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.
The deployment also includes joint and allied training in Europe to improve bomber interoperability. Training with partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units contributes to our readiness and enables us to build enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.
U.S. European Command is one of two U.S. forward-deployed geographic combatant commands whose area of focus spans across Europe, portions of Asia and the Middle East, the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. The command is composed of approximately 70,000 military and civilian personnel and is responsible for U.S. defense operations and relations with NATO and 51 countries. For more information about U.S. European Command, visit http://www.eucom.mil/.