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Homecoming: Barksdale airmen return from deployment on Guam

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The B52s returned from Guam on Thursday. The B52s returned from Guam on Thursday.
BARKSDALE AFB, LA (KSLA) -

It was a heartfelt homecoming Friday for 280 support personnel returning to Barksdale Air Force Base from a 6-month deployment on Guam.

Family members greeted them on Barksdale's flightline for the long-awaited welcome home.

They were deployed at Andersen Air Force Base in support of the Air Force's Continuous Bomber Presence in the South China Sea.

Continuous Bomber Presence, or CBP, is the Pentagon's term for an ongoing show of force by nuclear capable B-52 Stratofortress and B-2 Spirit bombers that has been underway on Guam since 2004.

By rotating half a dozen aircraft and 300 airmen through Guam's Andersen Air Force Base every few months, the Air Force is keeping up constant forward visibility that highlights the U.S. commitment to Asia and the Western Pacific.

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