Strategic deterrence is a daily occurrence

U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel Welch, a B-2 Spirit pilot with the 13th Bomb Squadron, loads a magazine into an M9 pistol at the 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop during Exercise Global Thunder 17 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 25, 2016. Pilots are issued their weapons before stepping to their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

PHOTO BY: Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin
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