Missouri National Guard Airmen, Soldiers, and their guests gathered May 4 to experience a unique piece of living history as a Leah Winchester, shared the vision of servant leadership of her grandmother, Naomi Parker. Naomi Parker was the inspiration for the famed Rosie the Riveter..
Missouri National Guard Airmen, Soldiers, and their guests gathered May 4 to experience a unique piece of living history as a Leah Winchester, shared the vision of servant leadership of her grandmother, Naomi Parker. Naomi Parker was the inspiration for the famed Rosie the Riveter.
131st Bomb Wing commander Col. Ken Eaves and wing command Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Settle present Ms. Leah Winchester, grand daughter of Naomi Parker, a framed J-Bee. The J-Bee was drawn in 1943 by famed cartoonist Walt Disney as the official insignia of Jefferson Barracks.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles "Ron" Henderson.
Whether on or off the job, we need to make time in our organizations to directly interact and converse with our fellow Airmen, our brothers and sisters in arms…each and every one of them. Bottom photo l to r: Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Delouche, Tech. Sgt. Brandon Keith, Senior Airman Zachary Rogers, Senior Airman Kristina Wright, Air 1st Class Tyler Vaught. (U.S. Air National Guard photos by Tech Sgt. Colton Elliott)
Lt. Col Russell Kohl receives the Medical Group guidon from Col Ken Eaves, 131st Bomb Wing Commander, during the change of command ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Dec. 2. Kohl assumes command from Col. Patti Fries, who continues her military service as the commander of the Nebraska Air National Guard’s 155th Medical Group, a subordinate unit of the 155th Air Refueling Wing, at Lincoln Air National Guard Base. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Geldermann)
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.

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