U.S. troops conducted close air support training with B-52 and B-1 aircraft during a month-long training exercise according to a press release from the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 11.
The 23rd Wing public affairs released a video package focusing on Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) working with U.S. Army soldiers at Fort Bliss, TX. The video explained that the troops were conducting close air support (CAS) training with B-52 and B-1 aircraft. CAS is always dangerous. Six U.S. troops died in Afghanistan in 2014 when ordnance delivered from a B-1 hit them in an incident of friendly fire.