27 Apr '18, 10pm

Air Force Sends B-52 Bombers over South China Sea During Training

Air Force Sends B-52 Bombers over South China Sea During Training

A pair of Air Force bombers flew over the South China Sea earlier this week, just days after Beijing showcased its military might in the region. Two B-52H Stratofortresses from Andersen Air Force Base , Guam, conducted the mission Tuesday while training in the area, Pacific Air Forces spokeswoman Lt. Col. Megan Schafer told Stars and Stripes in an email Friday. The aircraft then flew to Okinawa, where they exercised with Air Force F-15C Strike Eagles before returning to Guam, she said. The bombers arrived there in January from Barksdale Air Force Base , La. Aircraft Spots, a Twitter account that tracks military movements, reported that two bombers left Guam Tuesday headed for the South China Sea along with two KC-135R refueling aircraft. Taiwanese news outlets said they flew east of the disputed Pratas Islands and came within 150 miles of Guangdong Province's coastline in ...

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