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As US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Corie Hudson (center left), raises a GBU-32 (2,000-pound) Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) into the bomb bay of a USAF B-2 Spirit with the MHU-83C/E Munitions Loading System, USAF Weapons Team Member #2, STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Robert Hall (left) and USAF Weapons Team CHIEF, SSGT Michael Copeland, prepare to secure it. All are with the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri (MO). The bomber will fly half way around the earth for a combat sortie in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Steve Verner lowers the trailer wheels of a tow bar for a USAF B-2 Spirit. The aircraft was towed into a maintenance hanger at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB)

With safety lines attached and protective suits and booties, US Air Force (USAF) Structure Technicians Mr. Terry Chamberlin (left) and USAF AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Timothy Murphy climb on top of the crew compartment of the USAF B-2 Spirit, the "Spirit of Missouri," at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB). The Bomber had just returned from a combat mission over Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The two look over the entire surface of the aircraft after each flight to ensure there is no surface damage helping to ensure the bomber stays combat ready

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN First Class (A1C) Abraham Harthup, Crewchief, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), marshals out a USAF B-2 Spirit from a hanger at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri (MO). The USAF B-2 is leaving Whiteman AFB in support of Exercise CORONET DRAGON 49, a forward deployment exercise to Andersen AFB, Guam

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