* Capt. Sarah Kociuba led the flyover in the $1.157billion B-2 Spirit that took off from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri
* The B-52 took off from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota and the B-1 from Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota
* The tri-bomber flyover, the first of its kind, flew over Tampa just before kickoff
* The B-2, developed by Northrop Grumman, is known for being nearly invisible to radar and the Air Force has 20 of them in its fleet
* The Air Force boasts 62 of the $317million of the B-1B Lancer bombers, developed by Rockwell International
* The Air Force has 76 of the eight-engine, 390,000-pound B-52s in its fleet — which each cost $84million and more than $70,000 to fly per hour
The U.S. Air Force flew a triad of bombers over Raymond James Stadium before the kickoff of Super Bowl LV on Sunday.
The B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, and B-52 Stratofortress were seen flying over the city of Tampa as the Buccaneers and Chiefs faced off in the NFL championship game.
The tri-bomber flyover, the first of its kind, replaced the traditional fighter jet flyover typically seen at sporting events.
Military And Intelligence News Briefs — February 8, 2021