The Air Force on Friday formally recognized the actions of the B-1B Lancer bomber aircrew that saved both themselves and their aircraft amid a fiery emergency landing in May, officials announced on Saturday.
The Air Force intends to award medals to an aircrew for saving themselves and their B-1B Lancer bomber in a fiery emergency landing in May, recognizing their coolness under pressure during a "tense and highly critical situation" that was any commander's worst nightmare, service officials confirmed today.
The United States Air Force’s 28th Bomb Wing based at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota could become the first Rockwell International B-1B Lancer unit to be equipped with Lockheed Martin’s AGM-158C Long Range Anti-Ship Missile. Crews at the base started to train on the new weapon earlier this month.
North Korea on Sept. 25 said it interpreted a tweet from President Donald Trump as a declaration of war and threatened to shoot down U.S. B-1B Lancer strategic bombers even if they weren't flying in its airspace — but such an attack is easier said than done.