Air Force Deploys 6 Nuclear-Capable B-52 Bombers to Guam


Two B-52h Stratofortress have arrived at Andersen AFB in Guam and Pacific Command has stated that four more B-52Hs will soon join them.



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The US Air Force has deployed six nuclear-capable B52 bombers to Guam as North Korea derides President Donald Trump as a 'lunatic'.

The B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana arrived in Guam on Tuesday, in 'routine' support of US Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission, said the Air Force.

The B-52 is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes up to 50,000 feet and can carry nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance.

Pacific Command has conducted continuous bomber presence missions since 2004, and the Stratofortress bombers will take over operations in Guam for the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancers, deployed from Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota.




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