If it's in the air -- maintenance put it there
By Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla, 509th Bomb Wing Public Afffairs
/ Published August 04, 2017
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --
Members of the 509th and 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons perform routine inspections on the B-2 Spirit to ensure all the parts are working at optimal condition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., July 27, 2017. Aircraft electrical and environmental system specialists are responsible for all the wiring and environmental control units on the aircraft, while aircraft propulsion system specialists ensure all 300 items of the engines are working properly. Each engine has a thrust of 17,300 pounds, which allows the aircraft to reach high subsonic speed and travel to anywhere on the globe.