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Ellsworth Airmen support bomber mission in European theatre

A B-1 bomber departs for Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 6, 2017. Ellsworth Airmen and its bombers left to support an overseas training exercise that will host more than 2,500 service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller)

A B-1 bomber departs for Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 6, 2017. Ellsworth Airmen and its bombers left to support an overseas training exercise that will host more than 2,500 service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller)

A B-1 bomber takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom June 6, 2017. The B-1, along with three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., will be supporting a series of multiple joint, multinational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller)

A B-1 bomber takes off from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom June 6, 2017. The B-1, along with three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., will be supporting a series of multiple joint, multinational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James L. Miller)

Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing prepare to go through the deployment processing line at the Installation Deployment Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 3, 2017. Approximately 100 Ellsworth Airmen deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint, multinational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing prepare to go through the deployment processing line at the Installation Deployment Center at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 3, 2017. Approximately 100 Ellsworth Airmen deployed to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint, multinational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing begin the deployment process to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 3, 2017. The strategic bomber deployment will support exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility throughout the month of June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing begin the deployment process to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., June 3, 2017. The strategic bomber deployment will support exercises Saber Strike and Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) in the U.S. European Command area of responsibility throughout the month of June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Senior Airman Jeremiah Kincaid, a vehicle management journeyman assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, loads luggage inside of an aircraft departing for Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom June 3, 2017. Approximately 100 Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. departed in support of multiple joint, multinational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Senior Airman Jeremiah Kincaid, a vehicle management journeyman assigned to the 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron, loads luggage inside of an aircraft departing for Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom June 3, 2017. Approximately 100 Airmen from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. departed in support of multiple joint, multinational exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing depart from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint, multinational exercises June 3, 2017. This deployment to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa’s forward operating bomber location, while providing important integration and interaction with NATO allies and partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing depart from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., to Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint, multinational exercises June 3, 2017. This deployment to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa’s forward operating bomber location, while providing important integration and interaction with NATO allies and partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Denise M. Jenson)

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. --

Approximately 100 Airmen and two B-1 bombers from Ellsworth deployed to RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, in support of multiple joint and multinational exercises.

“These exercises are an excellent opportunity to display our global strike capability and our ability for sustained regional stability and security in different areas of operations,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jared Kennish, 322nd Air Expeditionary Group commander.

Training with NATO allies and coalition partners improves coordination between nations and enables the U.S. Air Force to build enduring relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges.

Currently, three B-52H Stratofortresses from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and approximately 800 Airmen are in the European theater to train alongside joint partners and NATO Allies.