Whiteman participates in 2018 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl

UA Tournament of Roses representative dressed in a white suit shows 509th Bomb Wing leadership one of the Decorating Places for Rose Parade floats in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. The Decorating Places is a designated work area for volunteers to apply the final touches of seeds, bark, grasses and flowers to their float before the parade on New Year’s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

UA Tournament of Roses representative dressed in a white suit shows 509th Bomb Wing leadership one of the Decorating Places for Rose Parade floats in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. The Decorating Places is a designated work area for volunteers to apply the final touches of seeds, bark, grasses and flowers to their float before the parade on New Year’s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

Volunteers prepare yellow roses to be placed on a Rose Parade float in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. Each year the Tournament of Roses requires about 80,000 hours of combined manpower and thousands of volunteers to make the event a success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

Volunteers prepare yellow roses to be placed on a Rose Parade float in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. Each year the Tournament of Roses requires about 80,000 hours of combined manpower and thousands of volunteers to make the event a success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, talks to one of the Tournament of Roses representatives during a tour at one of the Decorating Places in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. The representatives are commonly known as “White Suiters” for their distinctive white uniform, and they are responsible for making sure every aspect of the Rose Parade and Game runs smoothly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, talks to one of the Tournament of Roses representatives during a tour at one of the Decorating Places in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. The representatives are commonly known as “White Suiters” for their distinctive white uniform, and they are responsible for making sure every aspect of the Rose Parade and Game runs smoothly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Manglitz, center, and Capt. Kyle Harrington, talk to Keith White, the florist of the Hall of Fame car for the 2018 Rose Parade, during a tour of the Decorating Places in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. The car is one of only four cars that appear in the Rose Parade, and this year 2017 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Inductees Mach Brown, Cade McNown, Charles Woodson and Dr. Charles West were honored with a ride down Colorado Boulevard in the car. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Joseph Manglitz, center, and Capt. Kyle Harrington, talk to Keith White, the florist of the Hall of Fame car for the 2018 Rose Parade, during a tour of the Decorating Places in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. The car is one of only four cars that appear in the Rose Parade, and this year 2017 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame Inductees Mach Brown, Cade McNown, Charles Woodson and Dr. Charles West were honored with a ride down Colorado Boulevard in the car. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, right, and his son Beau Nichols, speak to one of the float committee members during a tour of the Decorating Places as part of the 2018 Rose Parade events at Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. A total of 39 floats participated in the parade, along with many different marching bands and equestrian units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, right, and his son Beau Nichols, speak to one of the float committee members during a tour of the Decorating Places as part of the 2018 Rose Parade events at Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. A total of 39 floats participated in the parade, along with many different marching bands and equestrian units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

Volunteers apply finishing touches to the tail of the dragon featured in the UPS Store, Inc. float as part of the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. Every square inch of the floats that are exposed must be coved with flowers or other natural material, such as the grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes used in the UPS Store, Inc. float. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

Volunteers apply finishing touches to the tail of the dragon featured in the UPS Store, Inc. float as part of the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2017. Every square inch of the floats that are exposed must be coved with flowers or other natural material, such as the grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes used in the UPS Store, Inc. float. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

The Rose Bowl stadium from a Pasadena Police helicopter in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 31, 2017. The Rose Bowl College Football Semifinal is known as the “Granddaddy of Them All” because it is the oldest bowl game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

The Rose Bowl stadium from a Pasadena Police helicopter in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 31, 2017. The Rose Bowl College Football Semifinal is known as the “Granddaddy of Them All” because it is the oldest bowl game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

Parade coordinators keep track of the 2018 Rose Parade progress at Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The 2018 Rose Parade theme was Making a Difference, which celebrated all the people in community who quietly, and without desire for award, act in selfless, generous ways to aid others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

Parade coordinators keep track of the 2018 Rose Parade progress at Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The 2018 Rose Parade theme was Making a Difference, which celebrated all the people in community who quietly, and without desire for award, act in selfless, generous ways to aid others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

The Donate Life float with the theme of “The Gift of Time” travels down the parade route during the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The theme celebrates the people who become organ, eye and tissue donors and made a difference in the lives of others. U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin “Chex” Meier, a pilot assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, is among the donors who were honored in the float design. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

The Donate Life float with the theme of “The Gift of Time” travels down the parade route during the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The theme celebrates the people who become organ, eye and tissue donors and made a difference in the lives of others. U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin “Chex” Meier, a pilot assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, is among the donors who were honored in the float design. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

The Amazon Prime Exclusive Series float rolls down the parade route during the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The float was the first of its kind to be human-powered for the entire 5.5 miles of the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)
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The Amazon Prime Exclusive Series float rolls down the parade route during the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The float was the first of its kind to be human-powered for the entire 5.5 miles of the parade. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., opens the 104th Rose Bowl with a flyover in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The B-2 also performed a flyover for the 129th Rose Parade earlier in the day with two F-35 Lightning IIs from Edwards AFB, Calif., to honor U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin “Chex” Meier, a pilot assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, and other donors who have given the gift of life to others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)
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A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., opens the 104th Rose Bowl with a flyover in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The B-2 also performed a flyover for the 129th Rose Parade earlier in the day with two F-35 Lightning IIs from Edwards AFB, Calif., to honor U.S. Air Force Maj. Benjamin “Chex” Meier, a pilot assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, and other donors who have given the gift of life to others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, waves to a stadium full of Georgia Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners fans after the first quarter of the 104th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. Nichols represented Whiteman Air Force Base along with the B-2 Spirit flyover for the New Year’s event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, waves to a stadium full of Georgia Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners fans after the first quarter of the 104th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. Nichols represented Whiteman Air Force Base along with the B-2 Spirit flyover for the New Year’s event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and two F-35 Lightning IIs from Edwards AFB, Calif., teamed up with Donate Life to perform a flyover for the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. One F-35 Lightning II was dedicated to organ donors and the second F-35 was dedicated to organ recipients. The annual parade included over 35 floats, 20 bands and 20 equestrian units.

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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and two F-35 Lightning IIs from Edwards AFB, Calif., perform a flyover for the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The first B-2 flyover during the Rose Parade was at the 108th Tournament of Roses Parade in 1997 as a tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Air Force.

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The Amazon Prime Exclusive Series float participates in the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. With three human-powered units, the wheels were pushed 5.5 miles through the parade route. During the float’s decorating process, several members of Team Whiteman helped decorate it by placing a rose on one of the wheels.

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The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band marches in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The Pasadena City College Tournament of Roses Honor Band was one of 20 bands that marched in this year’s parade and they have marched in every Rose Parade since 1930.

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The Donate Life float participates in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The Donate Life float has participated in the parade for 15 years. The centerpiece of the float was an Aztec calendar that incorporated 44 memorial portraits of organ and tissue donors.

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, middle, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, right, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, greet Lee Corso, an ESPN football analyst, before the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. Corso has been a featured analyst on ESPN’s College Game Day program since 1987.

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The University of Georgia band performs before the start of the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The University of Georgia and the University of Oklahoma were matched in the 104th Rose Bowl Game. The football game went into double overtime before the University of Georgia won with a score of 54 to 48.

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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, left, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, and Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, pose for a photo before the Rose Bowl Game in Pasedena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. During the 2018 Rose Bowl, Nichols and Lyda represented Whiteman Air Force Base and the B-2 Spirit flyover prior to the start of the 104th Rose Bowl Game.

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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., performs a flyover during the National Anthem at the 2018 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The University of Georgia and the University of Oklahoma were matched in the 104th Rose Bowl Game. The football game went into double overtime before the University of Georgia won with a score of 54 to 48.

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University of Oklahoma fans cheer in the stands as the team scores a touchdown during the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The University of Oklahoma and the University of Georgia were matched in the 104th Rose Bowl Game. The football game went into double overtime before the University of Georgia won with a score of 54 to 48.

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The University of Georgia Bulldogs run a play at the four yard line during the Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018. The Bulldogs faced the University of Oklahoma’s Sooners. The game went into double overtime before the Bulldogs won with a score of 54 to 48.

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Members of Team Whiteman participate in the 129th Rose Parade and 104th Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2018.