Sunday, August 17, 2008

Anderson's Strategic Importance

Andersen Air Force Base's Location Gives U.S. Air Force A Strategic Advantage In The Pacific
Written by Senior Airman John Schondelmeyer
36th Wing Public Affairs, Andersen AFB
Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:18 AM

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam - B-52 Stratofortressess and other Air Force fighters, tankers and air control aircraft occupy the flightline at Andersen here July 29. The aircraft, deployed from several Air Force bases, are here to promote regional security and stability through three main focus areas: a continuous forward presence; a robust international exercise and training program; and significant joint military training exercises. By maintaining a continuous forward presence and conducting joint exercises, the Pacific Air Force is able to foster improved relations and interoperability with its regional friends and allies.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1St Class Cory Todd)

ANDERSEN AFB, Guam - Andersen is a strategically located, forward main operating base in the Pacific. The constant rotation of Andersen has an impressive roster of aircraft that are housed here throughout any given cycle. In 2008 alone, Andersen has been a temporary home to airborne warning and control system, B-2s, B-52s, F-15s, F-22s, cargo, tankers, and a variety of naval aircraft. The base is postured to support operations across the spectrum of conflicts and provides extraordinary flexibilities for the Pacific command.

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