Fighters escort bombers through CENTCOM

U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses fly in formation with U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force F-15SAs over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Jan. 7, 2021. The deployment underscores the U.S. military’s commitment to regional security. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes)