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U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, fly alongside a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Oct. 21, 2017. Following the flight with Koku Jieitai the Lancers continued on to participate in a flyover for the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea. (photo courtesy of Koku Jieitai [Japan Air Self-Defense Force])

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, fly alongside a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Oct. 21, 2017. Following the flight with Koku Jieitai the Lancers continued on to participate in a flyover for the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Repubic of Korea. (photo courtesy of Koku Jieitai [Japan Air Self-Defense Force])

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, fly alongside a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Oct. 21, 2017. Following the flight with Koku Jieitai the Lancers continued on to participate in a flyover for the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Repubic of Korea. (photo courtesy of Koku Jieitai [Japan Air Self-Defense Force])

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and two Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K fighters fly over a crowd during the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea (ROK) Oct. 21, 2017.The two B-1B bombers departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted an 11-hour mission in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The mission included sequential bilateral integration with Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and ROK air forces before continuing over land to support a flyover for the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Echols)

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and two Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K fighters fly over a crowd during the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea (ROK) Oct. 21, 2017.The two B-1B bombers departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted an 11-hour mission in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The mission included sequential bilateral integration with Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and ROK air forces before continuing over land to support a flyover for the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Echols)

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, flies over a crowd during the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea Oct. 21, 2017. The B-1B Lancer, supported a U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) continuous bomber presence (CBP) joint bilateral mission with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and Republic of Korea Air Force. U.S. PACOM has been conducting routine CBP missions since March 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Echols)

U.S. Air Force B-1s conduct flyover during Seoul ADEX

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, and two Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K fighters fly over a crowd during the 2017 Seoul Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea (ROK) Oct. 21, 2017.The two B-1B bombers departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted an 11-hour mission in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula and Japan. The mission included sequential bilateral integration with Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) and ROK air forces before continuing over land to support a flyover for the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Echols)

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Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers conducted a flyover during the 2017 Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition (Seoul ADEX 17) at Seoul Airport, Republic of Korea, Oct. 21, 2017 (Korea Standard Time).

  

The B-1B flyover is part of the U.S. presence at Seoul ADEX, the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in Northeast Asia. Approximately 200 U.S. personnel and a cross-section of U.S. military aircraft are represented at the event.

  

“The U.S. is honored to participate in this year’s Seoul ADEX,” said Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. “Our steadfast relationship with the Republic of Korea, deeply rooted in our common principles and shared values, stems from working together every day across the full spectrum of operations and will continue to prosper as we further integrate our efforts through positive events such as this.”

  

Supporting Seoul ADEX 17 provides the U.S. with an opportunity to deepen ties with its ROK partners and enhance regional security through expanded military-to-military cooperation.

  

The two Lancers took off from Andersen Air Force Base and flew north where they integrated with two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2s south of Korea before conducting the flyover with two Republic of Korea Air Force F-15K fighters and then continuing west.

  

The sequenced flights with Japan and the ROK are a demonstration of the strength of the bilateral alliances between U.S. partners and allies.

  

The bombers were operating as part of the U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence missions, which have been routinely employed since March 2004 and are in accordance with international law.