Decommissioned B-1B Lancer to be transferred to Barksdale Global Power Museum
BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - A decommissioned B-1B Lancer is set to be transferred to Barksdale Air Force Base’s Global Power Museum on Friday, Feb. 18.
The bomber has been an iconic symbol of America’s airpower for nearly 40 years, with the first production B-1B taking off in October of 1984. The first delivery was made to Dyess Air Force Base in Texas in June of 1985. The B-1B was first used in combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Fox in December of 1998.
Multiple units from BAFB will assist in moving the B-1B to the museum. Once in place, the aircraft will be on display as a tribute to its years of service.
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