Oct 22, 2014
B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year
The bombers will practice “command, control and employment of simulated conventional weapons operations” as part of the maritime component of the NATO exercise taking place in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.
The participation of U.S. bombers in Exercise Noble Justification, was specifically requested by NATO leadershi.
The B-52s will be the third deployment of bombers to the European continent in the last five months — in June, two B-2 stealth bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, joined two B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and one B-52 from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in RAF Fairford, England, for military exercises in the region.