Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (6 PHOTOS)

Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (3)

Something you don’t see very often, especially outside of CONUS: a B-52, B-1 and B-2 on the same flightline (Photos: Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger/USAF)

The USAF currently maintains a small but strategic bomber force made up of three different types of aircraft. All three made an appearance in Guam this month.

Andersen Air Force Base, Guam is home to what is termed by the Pentagon as the U.S. Pacific Command Continuous Bomber Presence or CBP. Typically this is a rotating force of either B-1 “Bones” and B-52 “Buffs” from the States to provide tangible forward presence to allies and partners in the region and a moment of pause to regional tough guys.

After all, nothing says “maybe I shouldn’t” like some heavy bombers parked next door.

The current CBP force, composed of B-52s, is being swapped out for B-1s, and, just to make things interesting, the USAF sent a force of thee B-2’s on a Bomber Assurance and Deterrence deployment by to hang out for awhile.

According to the Air Force, this marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations.

Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (3)

We give you: the B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, Just 21 exist. As such, each is named after a state. This bird, AF 80 0328 is named the Spirit of Texas

Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (3)

Although out of production since 1962, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress just keeps on ticking.

Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (3)

The B-1 was killed by the Carter administration but the Gipper brought it back to scare the Brezhnev out of the Russkis

Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (3)

The Bone takes to the thick Pacific air

Air Force goes heavy with historic B-1, B-2, B-52 deployment to Guam (3)

This guy doesn’t look like he could take a joke. At least not while on flightline duty.

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