Making history: Ten women make up elite, small cadre of B-2 pilots
In the B-2’s 30 year history, there have been nearly 700 people airborne in the two-person cockpit of this $2.2 billion stealth bomber. About 500 of them have been pilots, 10 of which have been women.
The 10th woman to become a B-2 pilot, Capt. Lauren Kram, graduated from her training course at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, on October 4, 2019.
“Nine incredible women have come before me, blazing this trail,” Kram says. “I feel honored to be among them and I know there will be many more of us that follow.”
Their collective story began 17 years ago in 2002. Each has a common theme of strength, perseverance, making a long-time dream come true – and inspiring future generations.