Lt. Cols. John and Jennifer Avery’s Air Force and Air National Guard military careers culminated at their joint retirement ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)
Lt. Col. Jennifer 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. (Courtesy photo)
Lt. Cols. John and Jennifer Avery were the first husband-wife team to fly the B-2. The couple served with the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base and then with the Missouri National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing. Their joint retirement ceremony was Sept. 7, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. (Courtesy photo)
John and Jennifer Avery were married on Feb. 5, 2005, becoming the first husband and wife to fly the B-2 Stealth bomber. (Courtesy photo)
Members of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing and the U.S. Air Force’s 509th Bomb Wing unveil a new paint scheme with the slogan “Lindbergh’s Own” on a gear door for the Spirit of Nebraska, a B-2 bomber, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Aug. 4, 2018. The slogan is associated with the 110th Bomb Squadron, a subordinate unit of the 131st BW, and is tied to the late Charles A. Lindbergh, the unit’s most famous member. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary Dale Amison)
The dedicated pilots and aircraft crew chiefs for the Spirit of Nebraska, a B-2 bomber, gather after a new paint scheme with the slogan “Lindbergh’s Own” on a gear door was unveiled at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Aug. 4, 2018. The slogan is associated with the 110th Bomb Squadron, a subordinate unit of the Whiteman based 131st Bomb Wing, and commemorates the late Charles A. Lindbergh, the unit’s most famous member.
Lt. Col. Timothy Rezac, commander of the 110th Bomb Squadron, a subordinate unit of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing, addresses the audience prior to the unveiling of a new paint scheme with the slogan “Lindbergh’s Own” on a gear door for the Spirit of Nebraska, a B-2 bomber, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Aug. 4, 2018. The slogan commemorates the late Charles A. Lindbergh, the unit’s most famous member. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary Dale Amison)
Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh performs maintenance on the Spirit of St. Louis. Lindbergh flew the aircraft in a transatlantic flight from in 1927, completing the first nonstop flight between New York to Paris. Lindbergh’s military service included being a member of the Missouri National Guard’s 110th Observation Squadron, which today is the 110th Bomb Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and is known as “Lindbergh’s Own.” (131st Bomb Wing archive photo)
Col. Ken Eaves is the wing commander for the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing.
Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn Eye, a member of the Missouri Air National Guard Funeral Honors team, performs Taps for a ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, April 30, 2018, in honor of World War II combat aviator and former 131st Tactical Fighter Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Harding Zumwalt. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison)
Col. Ken Eaves, 131st Bomb Wing commander, presents Jeffrey Zumwalt a tribute flag in honor of Zumwalt’s father, Brig. Gen. Harding Zumwalt, during a ceremony at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, April 30, 2018. Family, friends and Missouri Air National Guard family met to celebrate the life of the World War II combat aviator and former 131st Tactical Fighter Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Harding Zumwalt, who passed away in January at age 97. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison)
Four T-38 jets from Whiteman Air Force Base perform a missing man formation over Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on April 30, 2018 in honor of World War II combat aviator and former 131st Tactical Fighter Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Harding Zumwalt. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison)

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