Bomber Smorgasbord

All three of the Air Force’s bombers flew simultaneously on Tuesday, flying a formation pass over Andersen AFB, Guam, before dispersing for operations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific. The bombers are deployed to US Pacific Command for a continuous bomber presence at Andersen and operations in the South China Sea and Northeast Asia, It is the first time B-1s, B-2s, and B-52s in the Pacific. The B-1s are deployed from Ellsworth AFB, S.D., to replace the B-52s from Minot AFB, N.D. Three B-2s from Whiteman AFB, Mo., also are at Andersen for a short-term deployment focusing on power projection to the Pacific.