Bomber crews maintain readiness during BAAD missions
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)