Prolonged Air Force deployment of stealth bombers shows importance of Iceland base

John Vandiver Stars and Stripes A B-2 bomber mission marked a first for the stealth aircraft with a recent extended deployment in Iceland, where a strategic base is rediscovering its significance to facilitate military missions across the broader Arctic. In a statement Monday, the Air Force said Keflavik Air Base had served as a new launch point for short-notice bomber […]

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Here’s what’s at stake as Air Force considers Fairchild to host new KC-46 tanker

A KC-46 Pegasus flies over the metropolitan Wichita area during the delivery flight to McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Jan. 25, 2019. The newest addition to the Air Force’s fleet of aircraft will extend the Air Force’s strategic communication and physical reach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury) Orion Donovan-Smith, The Spokesman-Review, […]

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