Brief: Andersen-based bombers complete Australia training
B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, recently completed bomber training in the skies over Australia’s Northern Territory.
During the annual “Green Lightning” exercise, the huge, eight-engine bombers teamed up with Australian counterparts during missions over the Delamere Air Weapons Range, according to an Air Force news release.
“We departed Andersen and received 80,000 pounds of fuel from the KC-135 tanker accompanying us,” Capt. Mike Maginness, a B-52 co-pilot with the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, was quoted in the release as saying. “We continued our mission to the Delamere Bomb Range where we received permission to employ our six BDU-50 inert bombs.”
The Air Force bombers also provided aerial flyovers for the recent Australian International Air Show in Victoria, Australia, the release said.