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Historic first for Air Force strategic bombers

A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)

A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)

A B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)

A B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and a B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)

RAF FAIRFORD, U.K. --
A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)