B-2 Spirit aircrew members from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., depart for their aircraft June 23, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Half of the pilots are active duty, and the other half are Air National Guard. These pilots are participating in total force integration which is designed to help AD, guard, and reserve units work effectively and efficiently with each other.
Staff Sgt. Scott Schroer (left), and Tech. Sgt. Ronda Bollinger, crew chiefs assigned to the 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., marshal a B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman AFB, June 23, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The aircraft maintainers from the 131st Bomb Wing are all Air National Guard members. The guard units, along with active duty units, are participating in total force integration with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.
A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned the 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands June 23, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. The B-2 is a long-range stealth bomber capable of penetrating enemy defenses, can carry more than 40,000 pounds of both conventional and nuclear weapons, and fly approximately 6,000 nautical miles without refueling.