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Ellsworth B-1 Lancers return to Guam, enhances readiness during Bomber Task Force 24-6

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B-1 Lancers assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, arrived at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of a routine Bomber Task Force deployment, 23 May.

Members from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron will integrate and train with Allies, partners, and the Joint Force to enhance readiness and reinforce the rules-based international order in the Pacific.

“When the 37th trains alongside Allies and partners, we gain the opportunity to strengthen our bomber deterrence capabilities and demonstrate interoperability to collectively bolster our ability to support a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Lt. Col. Christian Hoover, 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron commander.

Prior to arriving in Guam, the bombers integrated with the U.S. Navy to conduct integration.

Bomber Task Force missions help maintain global stability and security by demonstrating the ability to operate in different environments and locations while building Ally and partner military capabilities.

Conducted since 2014, Bomber Task Force missions serve as a way for the U.S. Strategic Command to regularly test and evaluate the readiness of strategic assets, ensuring the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.