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U.S. Air Force B-52s return to Europe for ally, partner training

Two B-52 Stratofortressess fly overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bombers contribute to stability in the European theater as they are intended to deter conflict rather than instigate it. If called upon, U.S. bombers offer a rapid response capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

Two B-52 Stratofortressess fly overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bombers contribute to stability in the European theater as they are intended to deter conflict rather than instigate it. If called upon, U.S. bombers offer a rapid response capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

Two B-52 Stratofortressess fly overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

Two B-52 Stratofortressess fly overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress prepares to land at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. The Department of Defense maintains command and control of its bomber force for any mission, anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress prepares to land at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. The Department of Defense maintains command and control of its bomber force for any mission, anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

Two B-52 Stratofortressess taxi on the runway at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. The Department of Defense maintains command and control of its bomber force for any mission, anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

Two B-52 Stratofortressess taxi on the runway at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. The Department of Defense maintains command and control of its bomber force for any mission, anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress flies overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. U.S. Strategic Command regularly tests and evaluates the readiness of strategic assets to ensure we are able to honor our security commitments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress flies overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. U.S. Strategic Command regularly tests and evaluates the readiness of strategic assets to ensure we are able to honor our security commitments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress lands at RAF Fairford , England, Aug. 22, 2020.The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress lands at RAF Fairford , England, Aug. 22, 2020.The U.S. Air Force is engaged, postured and ready with credible force to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress flies overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bombers contribute to stability in the European theater as they are intended to deter conflict rather than instigate it. If called upon, U.S. bombers offer a rapid response capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress flies overhead at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bombers contribute to stability in the European theater as they are intended to deter conflict rather than instigate it. If called upon, U.S. bombers offer a rapid response capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress lands at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Our ability to quickly respond and assure allies and partners rests upon the fact that we are here, in Europe, forward and ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

A B-52 Stratofortress lands at RAF Fairford, England, Aug. 22, 2020. Our ability to quickly respond and assure allies and partners rests upon the fact that we are here, in Europe, forward and ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

RAF ALCONBURY, England --

Six U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, arrived Aug. 22, 2020 at RAF Fairford, England for a long planned training mission where the aircraft will conduct theater and flight training across Europe and Africa.