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Airmen congratulate Lt. Col. Timothy Schepper, 28th Operations Group senior evaluator, on being the first person to achieve 5,000 hours flying B-1 bombers at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., July 15, 2013. Schepper’s accomplishment is one of the many milestones for the B-1, which includes eight years of consecutive deployment and racking up nearly 10,000 combat missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Hada/Released)

Supporting our Air Force’s Workhorses

Following a 19 hour flight, Lieutenant Colonel Tim Schepper stepped out of the B-1 Lancer at Ellsworth Air Force Base and was surrounded by family and fellow airmen. This wasn’t a typical flight. In fact, this flight marked over 5,000 hours of flight time in the B-1 for Lt. Col. Schepper – a milestone that no one else in the world has reached. I would like to not only congratulate Lt. Col. Schepper for this incredible achievement, but also the many airmen that have come before him and will come after him, for their service to our great country.

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