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U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other Combatant Commands, Services, and appropriate U.S. Government Agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other Combatant Commands, Services, and appropriate U.S. Government Agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Helms, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes a B-2 pilot prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to demonstrate the ability of the U.S. bomber force to provide a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Helms, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, salutes a B-2 pilot prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to demonstrate the ability of the U.S. bomber force to provide a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Helms, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a B-2 Spirit to the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Airmen from the 509th AMXS and 131st Maintenance Group from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and demonstrate their ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Helms, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a B-2 Spirit to the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Airmen from the 509th AMXS and 131st Maintenance Group from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and demonstrate their ability to provide an always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Layton, an assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communicates pre-flight instructions with a B-2 Spirit pilot at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Crew chiefs from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed here to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and demonstrate the U.S. commitment to regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Layton, an assistant dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communicates pre-flight instructions with a B-2 Spirit pilot at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Crew chiefs from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., deployed here to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and demonstrate the U.S. commitment to regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Layton (left), an assistant dedicated crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Helms, a dedicated crew chief, both assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communicate pre-flight instructions with a B-2 Spirit pilot prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to conduct local sorties and regional training and integrate with regional allies in support of Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Layton (left), an assistant dedicated crew chief, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Helms, a dedicated crew chief, both assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, communicate pre-flight instructions with a B-2 Spirit pilot prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to conduct local sorties and regional training and integrate with regional allies in support of Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

Airmen assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct pre-flight checks with a B-2 Spirit prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., in support of U.S. Strategic Command's Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. The BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

Airmen assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct pre-flight checks with a B-2 Spirit prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., in support of U.S. Strategic Command's Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. The BAAD deployments are part of a long-standing history of maintaining a consistent bomber presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to maintain regional stability, and provide assurance to our allies and partners in the region. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to demonstrate the ability of the U.S. bomber force to provide a flexible and vigilant long-range global strike capability.

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