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B-2 depart Lajes Field for final BTF Europe integration mission

The B-2s rely on refueling capabilities at Lajes to enable support for joint and combined training, exercises and operations in the High North region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, hot-pit refuels to support a Bomber Task Force Europe mission at Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. The B-2s rely on refueling capabilities at Lajes to enable support for joint and combined training, exercises and operations in the High North region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

The B-2s rely on refueling capabilities at Lajes to enable support for joint and combined training, exercises and operations in the High North region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepare a B-2 Spirit for a hot-pit refuel at Lajes Field, Azores, March 19, 2021. U.S. Global Strike Command Airmen and assets routinely operate across the globe and are flexible to respond to changes in the operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

The B-2s rely on refueling capabilities at Lajes to enable support for joint and combined training, exercises and operations in the High North region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

A B-2 Spirit, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, arrives at Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Sala

The strategic bomber missions provide Airmen an opportunity to test their rapid response capability, allowing them to meet any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, departs Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. The strategic bomber missions provide Airmen an opportunity to test their rapid response capability, allowing them to meet any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

The strategic bomber missions provide Airmen an opportunity to test their rapid response capability, allowing them to meet any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

A crew chief assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron marshals a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber for departure at Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. The B-2s refueled at Lajes prior to supporting a bomber task force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

The strategic bomber missions provide Airmen an opportunity to test their rapid response capability, allowing them to meet any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, hot-pit refuels at Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. Three B-2s relied on the refueling capabilities at Lajes to enable support for joint and combined training, exercises and operations in the High North region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

LAJES FIELD, Azores -- A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, hot-pit refuels to support a Bomber Task Force Europe mission at Lajes Field, Azores, March 25, 2021. The B-2s rely on refueling capabilities at Lajes to enable support for joint and combined training, exercises and operations in the High North region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)