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"Grand" milestone achieved

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., -- A fire fighter from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron assists Angelle Tibbets (left), and her children, Avery and Paul, as they prepare to ceremoniously hose down Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets, 393d Bomb Squadron commander, after he reached the 1,000-hours mark in the B-2 aircraft Aug. 27. Colonel Tibbets, who piloted the Spirit of Florida, became the 23rd B-2 pilot to reach the significant landmark in the B-2 program. (U.S Air Force photo/Maj. Joe DellaVedova)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., -- A fire fighter from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron assists Angelle Tibbets (left), and her children, Avery and Paul, as they prepare to ceremoniously hose down Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets, 393d Bomb Squadron commander, after he reached the 1,000-hours mark in the B-2 aircraft Aug. 27. Colonel Tibbets, who piloted the Spirit of Florida, became the 23rd B-2 pilot to reach the significant landmark in the B-2 program. (U.S Air Force photo/Maj. Joe DellaVedova)