• Spirit of RED FLAG

    Spirit of RED FLAG
    A B-2 Spirit prepares to launch for an afternoon training mission during RED FLAG-Alaska 12-3 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 6, 2012. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

  • The Next Step Is...

    The Next Step Is...
    Airman 1st Class Andrew O'Brien checks his Airman's Manual for instructions on how to properly cordon off unexploded ordnances during a training evaluation Oct. 23, 2009, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The evaluation tests the ability of Airmen on how to survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high yield explosive environment. Airman O'Brien is assigned to the 354th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

  • Handle with care

    Handle with care
    Airmen of the 62nd Airlift Wing strap down a nuclear test missile to a C-17 Globemaster III. The 62nd Airlift Wing received top honors as the nation's prime nuclear airlift force after a week-long inspection. (Defense Department photo/ Benjamin Faske)

  • Trident submariners provide strategic deterrence

    Trident submariners provide strategic deterrence
    The sun's rays glint off the hull of the strategic missile submarine USS Maryland as it cruises atop the waves somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean Feb. 15. (Department of the Defense photo/Gerry J. Gilmore)