Stealth Bombers Operations Resume Following Safety Inspections

B-2s resume flights after five-month hiatus.

The Air Force’s B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are resuming their flights after undergoing five months of safety inspections due to a fire incident in December—there were no injuries reported. General Thomas Bussiere, head of Air Force Global Strike Command, recently approved the return to normal flight operations even though throughout the investigation, Global Strike emphasized the B-2s would remain ready for deployment under presidential orders or for emergency homeland security purposes.

Command spokesperson Brus Vidal stated, “We successfully accomplished all necessary actions to safely return to full flight operations. Our ability to deliver nuclear deterrence and provide long-range strike was never in doubt.”

Information was not provided regarding any fleet issues that need to be addressed or whether any bombers are still inoperable. The Air Force has not released its findings from the investigation of the December accident.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For General Thomas Bussiere as he heads the Air Force Global Strike Command.
  • For Secretary Frank Kendall as he oversees the U.S. Air Force.
  • For U.S. military pilots as they train and fly missions around the world.

Sources:, MilitaryTimes


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