Bomber crews maintain readiness during BAAD missions
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)