US Air Force B-2s deploy to Europe

Three B-2 Stealth Bombers arrive at RAF Fairford, UK to execute a Bomber Task Force mission.

Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, marshals in a B-2 Spirit on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of the B-2, Airmen and support equipment from Whiteman AFB arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, marshals in a B-2 Spirit on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of the B-2, Airmen and support equipment from Whiteman AFB arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Huartson, dedicated B-2 Spirit crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares tow equipment on the flightline of Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2s, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Huartson, dedicated B-2 Spirit crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares tow equipment on the flightline of Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2s, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepare a B-2 Spirit to be towed into a hangar at Royal Air Base Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepare a B-2 Spirit to be towed into a hangar at Royal Air Base Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Senior Airman Markeece Powell, Staff Sgt. Richard Huartson and Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, stand for a photo in front of a B-2 Spirit on the flight line of Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of the stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th BW at Whiteman AFB, arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Senior Airman Markeece Powell, Staff Sgt. Richard Huartson and Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, stand for a photo in front of a B-2 Spirit on the flight line of Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of the stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th BW at Whiteman AFB, arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, marshals in a B-2 Spirit on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of the B-2, Airmen and support equipment from Whiteman AFB arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, marshals in a B-2 Spirit on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of the B-2, Airmen and support equipment from Whiteman AFB arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Huartson, dedicated B-2 Spirit crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares tow equipment on the flightline of Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2s, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Huartson, dedicated B-2 Spirit crew chief assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepares tow equipment on the flightline of Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2s, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Senior Airman  Markeece Powell and Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, B-2 Spirit crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepare covers for a B-2 Spirit after it landed at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. The Bomber Task Force deployment of the stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Senior Airman Markeece Powell and Airman 1st Class Austin Sawchuk, B-2 Spirit crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, prepare covers for a B-2 Spirit after it landed at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, on Aug. 27, 2019. The Bomber Task Force deployment of the stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise RAF Fairford as a forward operating base for the unit, ensuring they are engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend the U.S. and its allies in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

RAF Fairford, England --

A Bomber Task Force deployment of B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training.

The aircraft will operate out of RAF Fairford, England. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers.

The deployment also includes joint and allied training in Europe to improve bomber interoperability. 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.

For more information, contact U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs at +49 06371-47-6558, usafepao.pao@us.af.mil, or usafepa.pastaffdutyofficer@us.af.mil.