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B-1 Full Afterburner Out Of Guam

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off Sept. 23, 2018, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off Sept. 23, 2018, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off Sept. 23, 2018, at Andersen AFB, Guam. Valiant Shield is a biennial, U.S. only, field training exercise with a focus on integration of joint training among U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gerald R. Willis)

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Stealth Bombers Rain On Guam

U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other Combatant Commands, Services, and appropriate U.S. Government Agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other Combatant Commands, Services, and appropriate U.S. Government Agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other Combatant Commands, Services, and appropriate U.S. Government Agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

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B-52 Arriving In Guam

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, lands on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2018. The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 20th EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, lands on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2018. The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 20th EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber, assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, lands on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 13, 2018. The 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., assumed responsibility of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission from the 20th EBS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

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B-2 Spirit In Guam

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit taxis after landing Jan. 8, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to conduct U.S. PACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with deterrent options to maintain regional stability. During this short-term deployment, the B-2s will conduct local and regional training sorties and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit taxis after landing Jan. 8, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to conduct U.S. PACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with deterrent options to maintain regional stability. During this short-term deployment, the B-2s will conduct local and regional training sorties and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald Willis)

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit taxis after landing Jan. 8, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s (PACOM) Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to conduct U.S. PACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with deterrent options to maintain regional stability. During this short-term deployment, the B-2s will conduct local and regional training sorties and will integrate capabilities with key regional partners, ensuring bomber crews maintain a high state of readiness and crew proficiency. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald Willis)

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B-1’s Beautiful Afterburner

A U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)

FOUR afterburning jet engines

The B-1 Lancer is a big plane – a big plane with a big payload. Beyond that it’s expected to go very fast. All of those requirements add up to a need for some serious thrust. The shot below is a great illustration of just the type of power needed to drive the B-1 Lancer.

A U.S. Air Force B-1 Lancer takes off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)
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USAF Strategic Bombers

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit prepare to launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit prepare to launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit prepare to launch from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for an integrated bomber operation Aug.17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. As of Aug. 15, the B-1 Lancer will be temporarily deployed to Guam in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt Richard P. Ebensberger/Released)