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U.S. conducts bilateral missions with Japan, Republic of Korea

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, June 20, 2017. These sequenced flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, June 20, 2017. These sequenced flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, with two Republic of Korea air force F-15s in the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. These flights with the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between the ROK and U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater. (Courtesy photo)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. The normal/routine employment of continuous bomber presence (CBP) missions in the U.S. Pacific Command’s area of responsibility since March 2004 are in accordance with international law & are vital to the principles that are the foundation of the rules-based global operating system. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flys a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, operating with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force, June 20, 2017. These sequenced flights with Japan and the Republic of Korea demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies, South Korea and Japan, to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flys a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, operating with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force, June 20, 2017. These sequenced flights with Japan and the Republic of Korea demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies, South Korea and Japan, to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, operating with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force, June 20, 2017. The B-1B’s rotational bomber presence allows U.S. forces to integrate with aerial platforms from our allied nations and take advantage of opportunities to advance and strengthen the long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)
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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, fly a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, operating with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Republic of Korea Air Force, June 20, 2017. The B-1B’s rotational bomber presence allows U.S. forces to integrate with aerial platforms from our allied nations and take advantage of opportunities to advance and strengthen the long-standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, flew from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a 10-hour mission, flying in the vicinity of Kyushu, Japan, the East China Sea, and the Korean peninsula, June 20, 2017. During the mission, the B-1s were joined by Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s as well as Republic of Korea Air Force F-15s, performing two separate bilateral missions. These flights with Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) demonstrate solidarity between Japan, ROK and the U.S. to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater.