U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Justin Aeckerle, a B-2 crew chief assigned to the 131st Maintenance Squadron, signals a final good luck hand signal to a B-2 Spirit pilot before takeoff at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 8, 2020. The B-2 "Spirit of Washington" launched from Whiteman AFB to support U.S. Strategic Command Bomber Task Force operations in Europe. The 131s Bomb Wing’s 131st MXS is the total-force partner unit to the 509th Bomb Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)
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