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100th ARW refuels 2nd BW B-52s during BTF

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish coast Oct. 14, 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 Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, before receiving fuel during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish coast Oct. 14, 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 Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Paul Anguita, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, prepares a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for a flight supporting a Bomber Task Force mission at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 14, 2020. Bomber missions familiarize aircrew with air bases, airspace, and operations in different geographic combatant commands. These missions build proficiency and confidence; if required, these bombers are able to execute decisive actions at the direction of the national command authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish coast Oct. 14, 2020. The U.S. routinely and visibly demonstrates commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of our military forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Jonah Guajardo and Capt. Paul Anguita, both 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilots, prepare a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft for a flight supporting a Bomber Task Force mission at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, Oct. 14, 2020. The U.S. routinely and visibly demonstrates commitment to allies and partners through the global employment of our military forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish coast Oct. 14, 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 Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, after receiving fuel during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish coast Oct. 14, 2020. Bomber missions familiarize aircrew with air bases, airspace, and operations in different geographic combatant commands. These missions build proficiency and confidence; if required, these bombers are able to execute decisive actions at the direction of the national command authority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England --

KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England refueled U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, during a Bomber Task Force mission off the Scottish coast Oct. 14, 2020.  Bomber missions familiarize aircrew with air bases, airspace, and operations in different geographic combatant commands. These missions build proficiency and confidence; if required, these bombers are able to execute decisive actions at the direction of the national command authority.