VIDEO B-2 Spirit Operations at RAF Fairford

B-2 Spirits land June 7, 2015 at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, with both active duty and Air National Guard Airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participating in hot-pit refueling and an engine-running crew change. These skills tests validate the vital importance RAF Fairford plays in projecting the Department of Defense’s strategic bomber force to other areas of responsibility. The tests took place alongside the recent deployment of three B-52 Stratofortresses from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. Both aircraft and personnel deployments are part of regularly planned U.S. Strategic Command deployments of forces, meant to enhance vital crew skills and build partnerships with allies and partner nations.