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A B-2 Spirit makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1, Feb. 6, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. B-2s bring unmatched long-range, precision-strike capability options to combatant commanders around the world. The B-2 is assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

A B-2 Spirit makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1, Feb. 6, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. B-2s bring unmatched long-range, precision-strike capability options to combatant commanders around the world. The B-2 is assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

Tech. Sgt. Donnie McCorkle watches a C-17Globemaster III land, Feb. 12, 2015, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. McCorkle is a C-17 loadmaster and was preparing for a combat off-load, where cargo is pushed out of the cargo door while the aircraft is taxiing. This demonstration was a part of a familiarization flight to help air traffic controllers understand what aircrews do and how important it is to maintain communication between the aircraft and control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark)

Tech. Sgt. Donnie McCorkle watches a C-17Globemaster III land, Feb. 12, 2015, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. McCorkle is a C-17 loadmaster and was preparing for a combat off-load, where cargo is pushed out of the cargo door while the aircraft is taxiing. This demonstration was a part of a familiarization flight to help air traffic controllers understand what aircrews do and how important it is to maintain communication between the aircraft and control tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Clark)

An F-15D Eagle takes off Feb. 2, 2015, during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Flying units from around the world come to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag exercises, which are held three to four times per year. The F-15D is assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks)

An F-15D Eagle takes off Feb. 2, 2015, during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Flying units from around the world come to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag exercises, which are held three to four times per year. The F-15D is assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks)

Numerous aircraft participating in Red Flag 15-1 wait for their turn to take off for training exercises Jan. 28, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. All four branches of the U.S. military and air forces from allied nations participate in Red Flag. The training is conducted to familiarize forces for future operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle)

Numerous aircraft participating in Red Flag 15-1 wait for their turn to take off for training exercises Jan. 28, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. All four branches of the U.S. military and air forces from allied nations participate in Red Flag. The training is conducted to familiarize forces for future operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Herdliska prepares to load an AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile onto the B-2 Spirit weapons load trainer during a weapons load competition Jan. 23, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The competition is designed to showcase the teamwork, precision and attention to detail amongst Airmen, in support of nuclear deterrence and global strike operations. Herdliska is a 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Herdliska prepares to load an AGM-158 Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile onto the B-2 Spirit weapons load trainer during a weapons load competition Jan. 23, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The competition is designed to showcase the teamwork, precision and attention to detail amongst Airmen, in support of nuclear deterrence and global strike operations. Herdliska is a 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester)

A combat control instructor gives commands to trainees during an early morning water circuit training session Feb. 12, 2015, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Combat controllers are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. The instructor is assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Operating Location-C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

A combat control instructor gives commands to trainees during an early morning water circuit training session Feb. 12, 2015, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Combat controllers are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. The instructor is assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Operating Location-C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

An F-22 Raptor flies during a refueling mission during Sentry Savannah 15-1 Feb. 15, 2015. More than 1,400 total-force service members from the Washington D.C. Air National Guard, Minnesota Air National Guard (Duluth), and Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., gathered in Savannah, Ga., to support the Sentry Savannah 15-1 exercise. (Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Justin Hodge)

An F-22 Raptor flies during a refueling mission during Sentry Savannah 15-1 Feb. 15, 2015. More than 1,400 total-force service members from the Washington D.C. Air National Guard, Minnesota Air National Guard (Duluth), and Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., gathered in Savannah, Ga., to support the Sentry Savannah 15-1 exercise. (Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Justin Hodge)

Senior Airman Sergio Romo reads through work notes inside of a Humvee Jan. 24, 2015, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Romo patrolled the flightline at night and kept a careful record of any activity as well as the location of aircraft. Romo is a 5th Security Forces Squadron law enforcement patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris)

Senior Airman Sergio Romo reads through work notes inside of a Humvee Jan. 24, 2015, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Romo patrolled the flightline at night and kept a careful record of any activity as well as the location of aircraft. Romo is a 5th Security Forces Squadron law enforcement patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron takes off for a training exercise Jan. 12, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 823rd Maintenance Squadron is responsible for maintaining the aircraft and ensuring they are mission ready for the 66th and 58th Rescue Squadrons to carry out their combat search and rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron takes off for a training exercise Jan. 12, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 823rd Maintenance Squadron is responsible for maintaining the aircraft and ensuring they are mission ready for the 66th and 58th Rescue Squadrons to carry out their combat search and rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

Chief Master Sgt. Harry Hutchinson and Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby serve as Grand Marshalls during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 13, 2015, in Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. Hutchinson is the the 81st Training Wing command chief and Higby is the 81st TRW commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kemberly Groue)
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Chief Master Sgt. Harry Hutchinson and Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby serve as Grand Marshalls during the Jeff Davis Elementary School Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 13, 2015, in Biloxi, Miss. The Keesler Air Force Base Honor Guard and other base personnel also participated in the festivities. Hutchinson is the the 81st Training Wing command chief and Higby is the 81st TRW commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kemberly Groue)

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off after being taken out of long term storage Feb. 13, 2015, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The aircraft was decommissioned in 2008 and has spent the last seven years sitting in the “Boneyard,” but was selected to be returned to active status and will eventually rejoin the B-52 fleet. The B-52 was flown by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Steele)
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A B-52H Stratofortress takes off after being taken out of long term storage Feb. 13, 2015, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The aircraft was decommissioned in 2008 and has spent the last seven years sitting in the “Boneyard,” but was selected to be returned to active status and will eventually rejoin the B-52 fleet. The B-52 was flown by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Steele)

A C-5M Super Galaxy sits on the flightline as Airmen clear snow Feb. 17, 2015, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Winter Storm Octavia dumped a total of four inches of snow on the base and throughout the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)
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A C-5M Super Galaxy sits on the flightline as Airmen clear snow Feb. 17, 2015, on Dover Air Force Base, Del. Winter Storm Octavia dumped a total of four inches of snow on the base and throughout the local area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

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