South Dakota Airmen Arrive "Ready To Fight Tonight" From Guam

It appears things are starting to move fast...

Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs reports from Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers, under the command of U.S. Pacific Air Forces, joined their counterparts from the Republic of Korea and Japanese air forces in sequenced bilateral missions, August 7.

This serves as the first mission for the crews and aircraft recently deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence missions.

After taking off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, the B-1s assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, flew to Japanese airspace, where they were joined by Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets. The B-1s then flew over the Korean Peninsula where they were joined by Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 fighter jets. The B-1s then performed a pass over the Pilsung Range before leaving South Korean airspace and returning to Guam.

Throughout the approximately 10-hour mission, the aircrews practiced intercept and formation training, enabling them to enhance their combined capabilities and tactical skills, while also strengthening the long standing military-to-military relationships in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

Ellsworth B-1s were last deployed to Guam in August 2016 when they took over CBP operations from the B-52 Stratofortress bomber squadrons from Minot AFB, North Dakota, and Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.

“How we train is how we fight and the more we interface with our allies, the better prepared we are to fight tonight,” said a 37th EBS B-1 pilot. “The B-1 is a long-range bomber that is well-suited for the maritime domain and can meet the unique challenges of the Pacific.”

Aircrews, maintenance and support personnel, will continue generating B-1 bomber sorties to demonstrate the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, providing commanders with a strategic power projection platform and fulfilling the need for anytime mission-ready aircraft, an important part of national defense during a time of high regional tension.

“While at home station my crews are constantly refining their tactics and techniques so that we can better integrate with our counterparts from other nations,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Diehl, 37th EBS, commander. “As demonstrated today, our air forces stand combat-ready to deliver airpower when called upon.”

The U.S. has maintained a regular bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific since 2004 and this mission demonstrated our continued ironclad commitment to regional allies. Further, it increased our readiness and exercised our rights under international law to fly legally in the place and time of our choosing.


SloMoe Tue, 08/08/2017 - 23:38 Permalink

S&P Futures:"Meh. Give me something I can sink my teeth into. I want to kill. I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. Kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. Eat dead, burnt bodies. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL."

Al Gophilia HowdyDoody Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:54 Permalink

Yup, and since when has the medical profession provided a cure for disease? Since when has the Federal Reserve have any reserves and have a policy to maintain the purchasing power of their counterfeit scrip? Since when have the people we have voted to represent us through our constitution, done anything other than blow smoke up our asses telling us they are there to uphold it; thereby not representing the will of the people? Pile on.

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Crazy Or Not MK13 Wed, 08/09/2017 - 07:21 Permalink

See Yugoslav War Weight of Chains for the post war asset grab RTZ mineral grab. World's largest Zinc mine needs to stay online, ditto rare earth's...So I'm not expecting anything more than battlefield mini nukes. . 1st will be Saddam/Gaddaffi like Kim hunt with bunker busters in usual haunts and onetime warning to Generals a la Iraq... make "this" shape formation with your troops or be obliterated....Follow our orders and stay in charge, or else....  2nd play depends on 1.

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Hikikomori yomutti2 Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:35 Permalink

Reminds me of the British generals, who were convinced WWI would be over in a few months, due to the superiority of the British cavalry.Consider this - North Korea has been preparing for a nuclear attack since 1953, is a mountainous country (think Afghanistan), and has one of the world's most extensive underground military facilities.  It would require an all-out thermonuclear attack to win a war, which would certainly blanket the surrounding area with fallout (bunker-busting nukes produce the most fallout of any nuke), which would affect China, India, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, and on and on.The United States has never won a war with air power, or atomic weapons alone, although it keeps trying.  We would likely wind up with tens of thousands of US soldiers on the "frozen Choisin" again, this time falling from radiation sickness.

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Doom Porn Star skinwalker Wed, 08/09/2017 - 03:35 Permalink

Why field men when you can field combat drones and ICBMs?That Kamikazi shit is so last century. Why drop leaflets and make radio broadcasts when you can drop rations and water and smokes laced with botulism and fentanyl and LSD?Why send them letters telling them they can't win when you can turn their stomaches and stop their hearts and blow their minds and debilitate and kill them? Look at how incredibly cruel and inhumane war became in the few short generations between Napolean and Nagasaki.The next big global conflict is going to be far more intensely savage than most are willing to contemplate.Hoorah rah rah my ass.   The next brutal War is to be feared and avoided at all costs.Don't any of these assholes rushing to open Kali's Musical Jewelry Box care about their own lives, anyone else's, anything at all?

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NoDecaf B1G mNy Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:02 Permalink

You're not for war, just this one, right?
Because it's a just war, right?
And because he "threatened" us right?
Kim couldn't possibly be reacting to US provocations right?

People like you should be conscripted and sent to the front.
Regardless of age, physical ability or gender. No exceptions.

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Jballsquared NoDecaf Wed, 08/09/2017 - 00:36 Permalink

I almost for it. Because nork is evil. Evil incarnate and must be crushed. For the sake of the people unfortunate enough to get born there. I have no delusions about merica either. But I can sit here and eat a chicken I bought with twenty minutes wages, smoke a joint, say fuck trump and cankles with a 9-iron, surf free porn jerk off and sleep sound tonight knowing nobody is going to kick my door in. These are simple things, yes I'm a slave to the FRB but there is no comparison to the living nightmare those millions of wayward sheep endure. And it will get worse with every passing generation until they are a whole new mutant sycophant species, every psychologically resistant gene purged from decades of collective punishments.

This could be our first humanitarian war since Nagasaki. I say bombs away we finally have a president crazy enough to fix this shit.

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Blue Steel 309 Jballsquared Wed, 08/09/2017 - 01:33 Permalink

People who live in glass houses... Remove the evil from your own country, before you volunteer other peoples for the cleansing fires of war.

Unless the US is attacked, we should not be threatening war. The US provokes the whole world and cries in pain as it is striking others.

I fought in 2 kike wars, and I don't think any of our people should be tricked into fighting another.

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