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Thursday, March 28, 2013
B-2s fly nonstop from US to Korea for exercise mission Stars and Stripes
This is important for deterrence. B-52's and B-2's along with carrier battle groups send a strong message to the generals surrounding Kim Jong-un.
B-2s fly nonstop from US to Korea for exercise mission
Published: March 28, 2013
A U.S. Air Force B-2 from the 509th Bomber Wing flies over the flightline during the 2011 Aviation Nation Open House Nov. 13, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — A pair of Air Force B-2 stealth bombers flew a mission from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to South Korea on Thursday as part of the annual Foal Eagle joint exercise, making the long round trip without stopping.
“This mission by two B-2 Spirit bombers assigned to 509th Bomb Wing, which demonstrates the United States’ ability to conduct long-range, precision strikes quickly and at will, involved flying more than 6,500 miles to the Korean Peninsula, dropping inert munitions on the Jik Do Range, and returning to the continental U.S. in a single, continuous mission,” according to a U.S. Forces Korea statement.
The B-2 is a nuclear-capable intercontinental bomber that can fly long non-stop missions by using in-flight refueling.
At least one of the two B-2s was seen flying with an F-16 escort over Osan Air Base on Thursday.
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