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’We’re a team’: First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 retire from the Air Force

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jennifer Avery smiles for an official Air Force photo during pilot training. Avery was the first female to the fly the B-2 Spirit. She is the first and only female to fly stealth bomber in combat, and was also the first female to fly the B-1 in combat. Together with her husband, Lt. Col. John Avery, the couple were the first husband-wife team to fly the B-2. The aviators served with the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman AFB and then with the base’s Missouri National Guard 131st Bomb Wing. Their joint retirement ceremony was Sept. 7, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. (Photo courtesy of Ret. Lt. Col. Jennifer Avery)

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