A lone B-52 bomber will participate in a short-term joint training exercise with the Royal Australian Air Force at RAAF Darwin, Australia, this week. “These rotations enhance U.S. ability to train, exercise, and operate with Australia and with other allies and partners across the region,” PACAF stated in a Jan. 23 release. The B-52 is temporarily staged from Andersen AFB, Guam, as part of US Pacific Command’s rotating strategic bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, officials said. B-52s from the 20th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale AFB, La., arrived on rotation to the Pacific late last summer. Buff last flew a joint training mission with the Australians from RAAF Darwin in 2012, making simulated weapon drops over the Delamere Training Range there.
Feb. 26, 2024
Two B-52 Stratofortresses from the 5th Bomb Wing conducted a flyover at Changi Air Base during the Singapore Airshow late last week. The BUFFs, currently deployed to Anderson Air Force Base in Guam, flew to Singapore to be featured at the biennial event, which concluded Feb. 25.