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“Like watching your kid grow up”: B-2 Spirit 25th Anniversary

An F-16B Fighting Falcon accompanies the first ever B-2 Spirit to take flight July 17, 1989, over California. The flight took place from the Northrop Grumman production facility in Palmdale, California to Edwards Air Force Base, California where the B-2 would remain in the testing phase until 1993, when the first operational aircraft was delivered to Whiteman AFB, Missouri. (Defense Imagery Management Operations Center photo/Released)

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