Photo of a recycling bin containing shredded paper superimposed on a photo of the Earth.Supporting the 131st Mission through Sound Environmental Stewardship

The U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard Environmental teams are recognized as world leaders, with environmental stewardship woven into the heart of the Total Force (TFI) mission. The Environmental Office's mission is to provide support through sound environmental stewardship.

The four pillars of the environmental mission are quality, conservation and planning, pollution prevention, and restoration.

Base Environmental works with all elements, regulatory agencies and the community to ensure the job gets done in a sustainable manner. By working cooperatively, the Whiteman team and its 131st elements throughout the state will continue to comply with environmental laws, preserve the natural environment, and accomplish its mission.

perfluorinated compounds (PFOS/PFOA)

The 131st Bomb Wing takes our responsibility to serve the communities where we live very seriously. There's been a lot of information in the news about perfluorinated compounds (PFOS and PFOA) and we want to make sure you know what the Air Force is doing about this issue.

Please click here for the Air Force response to PFOS and PFOA, and links to other pertinent information:

Notice of five-year review for Jefferson Barracks dumping grounds

The U.S. Army is initiating the first Five-Year Review (FYR) for the Jefferson Barracks Former Post Dumping Grounds Site. The FYR Report will be reviewed by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. It will also be made available to the public after finalization in December 2021. Please click below for further information:

Notice of Five-Year Review for Jefferson Barracks Former Post Dumping Grounds