Airman 1st Class Joshua Silva and Aaron Goodloe, 36th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, prepare to launch a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing, 13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 13, during a Polar Lightning exercise originating at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The Polar Lightning missions are flown to showcase the global reach and power of the U.S. bomber force and give aircrews an opportunity to hone their skills. The long-range, strategic bombers are part of the continuous rotating bomber presence deployed to Andersen. The bomber rotation is aimed at enhancing regional security, demonstrating U.S. commitment to the Pacific region. The Air Force will continue to rotate bombers and fighters on a regular basis to ensure regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald)

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