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Whiteman Airmen ready B-2 aircraft during Red Flag 16-1

Airmen with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels section fuel a B-2 Spirit between flights at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016, during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF, held at Nellis AFB, Nev., is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

Airmen with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels section fuel a B-2 Spirit between flights at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016, during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF, held at Nellis AFB, Nev., is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

A B-2 Spirit aircraft sits on the flightline between flights at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016. The B-2 is participating in Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise, held at Nellis AFB, Nev. RF is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

A B-2 Spirit aircraft sits on the flightline between flights at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016. The B-2 is participating in Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise, held at Nellis AFB, Nev. RF is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied air forces conducting training operations on the 15,000 square mile Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Kanouse, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, wipes down a panel on a B-2 Spirit during a quick-turn inspection at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016. Kanouse checked components on the aircraft such as the oil and hydraulic brake lines prior to the aircraft taking off for an evening mission during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, airlift support and search and rescue aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zachary Kanouse, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, wipes down a panel on a B-2 Spirit during a quick-turn inspection at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016. Kanouse checked components on the aircraft such as the oil and hydraulic brake lines prior to the aircraft taking off for an evening mission during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare, airlift support and search and rescue aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Thrasher, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, inspects the brake hydraulic lines on a B-2 aircraft during a quick-turn inspection at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016, prior to a mission during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF is held at Nellis AFB, Nev., and is a realistic combat training exercise that provides a heavily-contested and degraded operational environment to prepare crews for possible major combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Thrasher, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, inspects the brake hydraulic lines on a B-2 aircraft during a quick-turn inspection at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016, prior to a mission during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF is held at Nellis AFB, Nev., and is a realistic combat training exercise that provides a heavily-contested and degraded operational environment to prepare crews for possible major combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)