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The B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber #0040, "Spirit of Alaska" assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron stands ready for aircraft generation in its hangar. Global Guardian is designed to exercise the ability of USSTRATCOM and its component forces to effectively deter a military attack against the United States and employ forces as directed by the National Command Authority

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The B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber #0040, "Spirit of Alaska" assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron stands ready for aircraft generation in its hangar. Global Guardian is designed to exercise the ability of USSTRATCOM and its component forces to effectively deter a military attack against the United States and employ forces as directed by the National Command Authority

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Subject Operation/Series: GLOBAL GUARDIAN

Base: Whiteman Air Force Base

State: Missouri (MO)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Lance Cheung

Release Status: Released to Public
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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.

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27/10/1997
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The U.S. National Archives
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