Tag: Andersen Air Force Base

Proposed Facility Would Drastically Cut Down Time Required To Arm Bombers On Guam

Amid a growing emphasis on security concerns in the Pacific, in general, the Air Force wants to rectify something of a glaring gap in the infrastructure at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam. It lacks facilities to pre-load Common Rotary Launchers for the service’s bombers with cruise missiles and to store them like that so they can be more readily installed on an aircraft as a single unit. Right now, ground crews can only load missiles one at a time onto launchers already installed in the bombers’ bomb bays, a process that can take nearly half a day to complete.