Guardians of the Pacific
U.S. Air Force 37th Expeditionary Bomber Squadron B-1B Lancers, assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., receive fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the vicinity of the East China Sea, Sept. 18, 2017. The multi-mission B-1B is America’s premier long-range bomber, capable of carrying the largest payload of Air Force weapons against any adversary, anywhere in the world, at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)