Making an Appearance by Thierry Thompson
A B-2 stealth bomber from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB in Missouri makes an unusual “appearance” in order to refuel with a KC-10A "Extender" of the 60th Operations Group, 6th Air Refueling Squadr...
The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions.
Along with the B-52 and B-1B, the B-2 provides the penetrating flexibility and effectiveness inherent in manned bombers. Its low-observable, or "stealth," characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most valued, and heavily defended, targets. Its capability to penetrate air defenses and threaten effective retaliation provide an effective deterrent and combat force well into the 21st century.