Short Hop, Skip, and Jump

Flying more than 11,000 nautical miles on a 24-hour mission from Andersen AB, Guam, three B-2 stealth bombers last month precisely delivered their payloads on an Alaskan training range engulfed in smoke from forest fires—the fires were not part of the mission. The B-2s were in Guam on what has become a routine rotation for stateside bombers to bolster US forces in the Pacific region. The Global Power mission concluded the 120-day rotation for four B-2s and more than 240 airmen from Whiteman AFB, Mo. While at Andersen, the Whiteman team flew more than 100 combat missions.