Thursday, March 21, 2013

USAF B-52s takes part in S Korean exercises

With tensions high on the Korean Peninsula, a USAF B-52 Stratofortress conducted a training flight over the Republic of Korea, Mar. 19, 2013, where the aircraft practiced dropping bombs on targets at Pilsung Range as part of the U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) in the Pacific Command's (PACOM) Area of Operations. The CBP is an ongoing PACOM mission to bolster U.S. commitment to the security and stability of the Asia-Pacific region while allowing units to become familiar with operating in the theater from a deployed location. Andersen AFB in Guam has hosted the CBP since 2004 when Pacific Air Forces began to routinely deploy B-1, B-2, and B-52 aircraft to Guam on a rotational basis.

Unsurprisingly North Korea was less than pleased with the involvement of the B-52.

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