The next rotation of bombers to boost Pacific region security and stability has arrived at Andersen AFB, Guam. A force of six B-52s with aircrews, maintainers, and support staff from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot AFB, N.D., will make their home at Andersen for the next four months. They are replacing the just departed B-2s from Whiteman AFB, Mo. The Air Force is maintaining regular rotations to Andersen of fighters and bombers.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.