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US Air Force bombers are on an 'historic' mission to Norway to let allies know they'll be 'on target, first time'

Posted On: Apr 10, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

US Air Force bombers are on an 'historic' mission to Norway to let allies know they'll be 'on target, first time'

Summary List Placement Four US Air Force B-1B bombers arrived at Ørland Air Station in central Norway on February 22 for what officials say is a "historic" deployment meant to familiarize US airmen with new terrain.
While US bombers regularly train with Norwegian aircraft, they usually fly out of another major base in the region.
"This is the first time that we are generating flights in partnership with our close ally, Norway, as well as operating from Norwegian soil," Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, deputy commander of US Air Forces in Europe and Africa, told reporters Friday.
"There's always something that's just a little bit different" at a new airfield, Basham said.
"Under our newest concept of Agile Combat Employment, we have got to maintain the level of agility and flexibility to operate from many different places," Basham added, referring to an operational concept in which aircraft and airmen train to deploy from main "hub" bases to a variety of "spoke" airfields .
Operating from Norway is also a chance to...

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