The Air Force's B-1B bomber force has flown 6,900 missions in Southwest Asia since combat operations began after Sept. 11, 2001, amassing more than 70,000 combat hours, Lt. Gen. Mark Shackelford, who serves as USAF's top military acquisition officer at the Pentagon, told the Senate Armed Forces strategic forces panel March 17, 2010. Here, airmen assigned to the 37th Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to load ordnance on a B-1B bomber at the flight line of an airbase in Southwest Asia Jan. 23, 2010, in preparation for a combat sortie.
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