Fairchild refuelers support long range bombers, ensure global mobility with training mission

A B-2 Spirit bomber from Whiteman AFB, Mo., flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild AFB, Wash., April 2, 2014, during a non-stop flight from Missouri to training ranges in Hawaii to exercise the president’s credible and flexible military options to meet national security obligations to the U.S. and its allies. The 20-plus hour training missions also demonstrated the U.S.’ capability to provide a flexible and always-ready force to respond to a variety of threats and situations within U.S. Strategic Command’s global strike and strategic deterrence missions. KC-135 support for missions like this is vital to achieve rapid global mobility through air refueling capabilities. (Courtesy photo)

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