The U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers are stationed at Morón Air Base, Spain, as part of integrated exercises between Spanish and American forces. In total, four U.S. aircraft from Dyess Air Force Base in Texas are deployed and hosted by the 496th Squadron of the Spanish Air Base.

In this regard, throughout many days, personnel and systems from both sides will unite as part of the implementation of local procedures, airspace management, and familiarization with the operational environment. However, this is part of the commitments framed within the NATO alliance and the practice of responses in various environments. Under this obligation, the bombers will be deployed under the auspices of Task Force 24-2 (BTS) to conduct missions in international airspace.

The BTF allows us to deploy to advanced locations to integrate with local forces so that we can learn local procedures, airspace management, integrate with our allies and partners, and better understand the operational environment,” stated Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Stillwell, commander of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron.

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