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B-52 conducts mission with Koku Jieitai, showcases interoperability

18-012 | Sept. 28, 2018

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- A B-52H Stratofortress bomber aircraft integrated with the Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) while conducting a routine training mission in the East China Sea and Sea of Japan Sep. 26, 2018 (HST).

The bomber departed Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, and conducted training in the vicinity of the East China Sea. The Stratofortress then completed multiple integrations with 12 Koku Jieitai F-15s and 4 F-2s, routing over the Sea of Japan before returning to Guam.

U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence (CBP) operations have been ongoing since March 2004; the recent missions are consistent with international law and United States' long-standing and well-known freedom of navigation policies.

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