A1C Joshua Silva on March 13, 2009, launches a B-2 Spirit deployed from the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., to Andersen AFB, Guam, on a Polar Lightning exercise, which took the bomber from Guam to Alaska and back during a 24-hour mission. The strategic bombers are part of the continuous rotating bomber presence in the Pacific region. Silva is an aircraft mechanic deployed from Whiteman.
US Air Force photo/ MSgt. Kevin Gruenwald
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