Military Aviation

U.S. AIR ASSETS ARE READY TO COUNTER ANY THREAT IN THE INDO-ASIA-PACIFIC REGION

The aircraft from the different branches of the U.S. Military provide non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region

The interesting photos in this post show a B-1B Lancer from Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) in Guam and two F/A-18E Super Hornets from the “Golden Dragons” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 192 flying over the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as it transits the Philippine Sea.

As we have recently explained the B-1s are deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Continuous Bomber Presence (CBP) mission.

In place since 2004, the CBP missions are conducted by U.S. Air Force (USAF) bombers such as the B-1, B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit in order to provide non-stop stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

The Carl Vinson Strike Group is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment as part of the U.S. Pacific Feet-led initiative to extend the command and control functions of U.S. 3rd Fleet. U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike groups have patrolled the Indo-Asia-Pacific regularly and routinely for more than 70 years.

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is the third Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and is named in honor of Congressman Carl Vinson of Georgia.

Approximately 3,000 men and women make up the ship’s company, and they keep all parts of the aircraft carrier running. They do everything from preparing meals to handling weaponry and maintaining the nuclear reactors. Another 2,000 sailors comprise the air wing, the people who fly and maintain the aircraft aboard the ship.

Noteworthy the U.S. air assets unique ability to integrate with regional partners brings a significant rapid strike capability that enables readiness and commitment to deterrence and offers assurance to the U.S. allies in the region.

Source: Pacific Air Force; Photo credit: Seaman Jake Cannady / U.S. Navy

Dario Leone

Dario Leone is an aviation, defense and military writer. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviation Geek Club” one of the world’s most read military aviation blogs. His writing has appeared in The National Interest and other news media. He has reported from Europe and flown Super Puma and Cougar helicopters with the Swiss Air Force.

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