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Whiteman maintainers ensure global strike capability in PACOM theater

Crew chiefs with the 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to tow a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber training missions and deployments ensure crews maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and demonstrate the ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

Crew chiefs with the 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit prepare to tow a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber training missions and deployments ensure crews maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and demonstrate the ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Wirth, a crew chief with the 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to tow a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. The Department of Defense regularly conducts bomber training missions with and in support of the geographic combatant commands to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brandon Wirth, a crew chief with the 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to tow a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. The Department of Defense regularly conducts bomber training missions with and in support of the geographic combatant commands to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

Maintainers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, perform a gear swing on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber March 13, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Strategic Command bombers regularly deploy to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct PACOM-led operations which provide leaders deterrence options to maintain regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

Maintainers from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, perform a gear swing on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber March 13, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Strategic Command bombers regularly deploy to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct PACOM-led operations which provide leaders deterrence options to maintain regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dillon Cody, an aircraft fuel systems technician with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs an aerial-refueling operational check on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 13, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber training missions and deployments ensure crews maintain a heightened state of readiness to demonstrate their ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dillon Cody, an aircraft fuel systems technician with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs an aerial-refueling operational check on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 13, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber training missions and deployments ensure crews maintain a heightened state of readiness to demonstrate their ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hirantha De Mel, a crew chief with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, watches a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber perform an engine run, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Strategic Command bombers regularly deploy to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct PACOM-led operations which provide leaders deterrence options to maintain regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hirantha De Mel, a crew chief with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, watches a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber perform an engine run, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Strategic Command bombers regularly deploy to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct PACOM-led operations which provide leaders deterrence options to maintain regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Torrance, an electrical and environmental systems technician with the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs maintenance on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. These deployments help maintain global stability and security while enabling aircrew to become familiar with operating in different regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Torrance, an electrical and environmental systems technician with the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, performs maintenance on a U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, March 11, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. These deployments help maintain global stability and security while enabling aircrew to become familiar with operating in different regions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off, March 27, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations . Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off, March 27, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations . Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off, March 27, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations . Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off, March 27, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations . Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released)