Amazing! An Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber flew on a 37 hour mission from Whiteman AFB, in Missouri going to an undisclosed area of the Pacific Ocean and then back. An epic show of force!
STRATCOM declined to provide any specifics about the B-2’s route, other than it landed at Andersen AFB, Guam, for an engine-running crew change. The aircraft then flew back to Whiteman, with the entire mission lasting 37 hours.
“This B-2 mission was part of regular USSTRATCOM bomber operations to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and not part of any exercise events,” STRATCOM spokesman Maj. Brian Maguire said in a statement.
No allied or partner aircraft participated in the mission. – US Air Force
The aircraft did stop briefly at Andersen AFB, Guam for a crew change with the engines still running.
Featured image by U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo