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Is there any more deployments?

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thevulcan
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:44 pm

Indeed bizfreeq I was thinking a similar thing. As it would seem a bit pointless to deploy when they can just do it from home.
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by seancf16 » Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:00 pm

if there is going to be a deployment in the coming week's then we will start to see support Flight's. there are Rumours there maybe a support Flight next week but only a Rumour. will just have to wait and see what happens ๐Ÿค”

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by 100arw » Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:07 pm

ChrisCwmbran wrote: โ†‘
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:17 pm
The US military issue "promises"?
Chris,
I think you may find that wording is just down to the translation.

I have attended the last 5 Ample Strike exercises, and have also been emmbeded with the JTACS. Many of which are American normal JTACS, but there is also a large number of U.S. Special Force JTACS. In fact the Americans put a lot into this particular exercise, and try their hardest to get their own air assets involved to complement their own in-house training.

I should add that there has also been a spotters day each year, coinciding with the VIP/Media day. Enthusiasts are taken on base to the runway edge for the day. This year however there will not be a spotters day, as the location for the VIP/Media Day has been changed from the airbase to a very large training area.

P.

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by johnwayne » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:23 am

thevulcan wrote: โ†‘
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Indeed bizfreeq I was thinking a similar thing. As it would seem a bit pointless to deploy when they can just do it from home.
If you follow that logic through then theres no point in having FOB's at all , which is clearly not the case . Getting assets nearer to theatre of ops allows greater sortie rates so more 'bangs for your bucks' on target , as well as offering a 'show of force' deterrance option .e.g. Current B2 deployment to Diego Garcia . So if you have FOB's , you need to exercise them regularly , just like GSM's are regularly practised . Whether this years Ample Strike bomber contribution is handled by GSM's or a deployment is I guess an open question [just like whether the RJ's eventually transfer to Fairford or not ! - sorry couldn't resist ;) ]

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Charlie26 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:23 am

Note the movement expected at Prestwick on 23rd;
GTI8416 B744 N415MC ETA 0645L ETD 0815L. Routing MIB-PIK-FFD [Minot-Prestwick-Fairford]

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:43 am

Oh good it's been a while since we have had Minot B52's
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Raptor22 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:20 am

End of speculation we sure got them today 6 of the beauties ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ :clap:

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by EGDR » Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:59 am

Raptor22 wrote: โ†‘
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:20 am
End of speculation we sure got them today 6 of the beauties ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹ :clap:
Not quite... remains to be seen how long this lot will stick around

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by Kurnass » Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:30 am

According to a press release, they will stay for at least a couple of weeks.

https://www.usafe.af.mil/News/Press-Rel ... -training/

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by thevulcan » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:12 pm

Now with the end of BTF 20-2 will there be anymore deployments? Rumours of a B1 deployment in 2 weeks apparently.
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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by page_verify » Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:49 pm

A brave move if they do come given Covid is on the increase again. Maybe just maybe the B-1s that went to Alaska were meant to be at Fairford right now, only just maybe of course.

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by city42 » Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:56 pm

page_verify wrote: โ†‘
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:49 pm
A brave move if they do come given Covid is on the increase again. Maybe just maybe the B-1s that went to Alaska were meant to be at Fairford right now, only just maybe of course.
its more of a risk in the USA then it is here

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Re: Is there any more deployments?

Post by page_verify » Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:26 pm

city42 wrote: โ†‘
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:56 pm
page_verify wrote: โ†‘
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:49 pm
A brave move if they do come given Covid is on the increase again. Maybe just maybe the B-1s that went to Alaska were meant to be at Fairford right now, only just maybe of course.
its more of a risk in the USA then it is here
Ah cool, I missed whatever confirmation you saw that it's not Covid keeping them away from Fairford then.

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