AIR & SPACE MAGAZINE Spirit Just another day at the office. photo: U.S. Air Force/Master Sgt. Michael R. Nixon May 6, 2011 AFIE -- Structural Maintenance Tech. Sgt. Kevin Ponton, examines the wing surface of a B-2 Spirit Bomber at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada on Oct. 21st. Ponton is a member of the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. He and several other personnel from Whiteman were sent on temporary duty to Nellis to maintain the B-2 Spirit Bombers that are participating in EXERCISE Red Flag 04-01. Red Flags are war exercises that allow combat aircrews training in the most realistic simulated war environment possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by MSgt Michael R. Nixon) Released. VIRIN: 031021-F-3356N-010 MSgt Michael R. Nixon Get the latest stories in your inbox every weekday.