The Air Force on Tuesday announced that it has deployed a task force of B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, airmen and support aircraft to RAF Fairford in England.
During the bombers’ deployment, the airmen will conduct theater integration and flying training, including joint and allied training in Europe, to improve bomber interoperability, USAFE said.
The mission to the UK allowed the 2nd Bomb Wing to practice deploying as an complete unit.
“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,” USAFE said in the release.
The deployment will also help RAF Fairford practice its role as USAFE’s forward operating location for bombers.