JBMDL KC-10 refuels Whiteman B-2 Spirit

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. backs away and banks left after receiving fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during a Mobility Exercise held by JB MDL. The Joint Base holds an annual MOBEX in Gulfport, Miss. to practice deploying and operating in a deployed environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. backs away and banks left after receiving fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during a Mobility Exercise held by JB MDL. The Joint Base holds an annual MOBEX in Gulfport, Miss. to practice deploying and operating in a deployed environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during a Mobility Exercise held by JB MDL. The Joint Base holds an annual MOBEX in Gulfport, Miss. to practice deploying and operating in a deployed environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. during a Mobility Exercise held by JB MDL. The Joint Base holds an annual MOBEX in Gulfport, Miss. to practice deploying and operating in a deployed environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

Senior Airman Brandon Minto, 2d Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. during a Mobility Exercise held by Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Joint Base holds an annual MOBEX in Gulfport, Miss. to practice deploying and operating in a deployed environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

Senior Airman Brandon Minto, 2d Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. during a Mobility Exercise held by Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The Joint Base holds an annual MOBEX in Gulfport, Miss. to practice deploying and operating in a deployed environment.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua King)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.  -- A KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., refuels a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 6. Tankers are critical to U.S. Strategic Command, and Air Mobility Command is the only Air Force command with trained Airmen able to provide and meet their air refueling needs.  For this reason, tanker crews routinely practice bomber refueling during Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission around the globe, during exercises and in day-to-day operations.  (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Joshua King)