Over the Pacific Ocean a US Air Force (USAF) B-2 Spirit bomber, 509th Bomber Wing (BW), Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri (MO), refuels from an Illinois Air National Guard (ILANG) KC-135 Stratotanker, 126th Air Refueling Wing (ARW), Scott AFB, during a deployment to Andersen Air Force Base (AFB), Guam (GU). The bomber deployed as part of a rotation that has provided US Pacific Command (USPACOM) officials a continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the US commitment to the Western Pacific
The original finding aid described this photograph as:
Country: Pacific Ocean (POC)
Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Val Gempis, USAF
Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
Fighter planes and military aircrafts.
The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two.