B-52s from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Andersen AFB, Guam, flew 12 sorties down to Australia from Oct. 8-18, 2010, to conduct close air support training with Australian joint terminal attack controllers during Exercise Hamel 2010 in Queensland. The B-52s flew missions ranging from 11 hours to 13 hours to get to the Australian training areas and back. These bombers are assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, N.D., but are currently deployed to Guam as part of the United States' continual, rotational bomber presence in the Pacific region. Here, one of the B-52s lands at Andersen.
Air Force photo by MSgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald
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