131st Bomb Wing - Missouri Air National Guard
Published June 09, 2015
Like all Air National Guard units, the 131st Bomb Wing performs both federal and state missions. The wing's federal mission is to train and equip skilled and proud Airmen who provide full spectrum, expeditionary B-2 global strike and combat support capabilities to geographic commanders and the U.S. Strategic Command combatant commander.
Coupled with its federal mission, the 131st Bomb Wing has a mission in the state of Missouri to organize, train and prepare a community-based force of ready Citizen Airmen to defend and serve the people of Missouri. The 131st Bomb Wing provides a trained cadre of personnel readily available to the governor for all types of emergencies, including disaster relief in the event of a natural calamity. Missouri's Air and Army National Guard units are led by the Adjutant General of the State of Missouri, located at Missouri National Guard State Headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri.
The 131st Bomb Wing is primarily located at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, in association with the active duty Air Force 509th Bomb Wing, and includes geographically separated units at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Missouri; Jefferson Barracks National Guard Base, Missouri; and Cannon Range at Laquey, Missouri.
Approximately 1,200 military members comprise the 131st Bomb Wing: more than 1,000 traditional Guard members and about 125 full-time Active Guard Reserve personnel, as well as almost 250 civilian employees.
The 131st Bomb Wing traces its roots to the 110th Observation Squadron, which was established in St. Louis June 23, 1923. Based in St. Louis for most of its history, the wing has operated in a variety of roles, including reconnaissance, air combat and strike. The unit was re-designated as the 131st Bomb Wing Oct. 1, 2008, and holds the distinction of being the only Air National Guard unit to fly and maintain the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, as well as the only nuclear-certified Air National Guard bomb wing.
131st Maintenance Group
-131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
-131st Maintenance Squadron
-131st Maintenance Operations Flight
131st Medical Group
131st Mission Support Group
-131st Civil Engineering Squadron
-131st Communications Flight
-131st Logistics Readiness Squadron
-131st Force Support Squadron 131st Operations Group
-110th Bomb Squadron
-131st Operations Support Flight
131st Bomb Wing Detachment 1 - Cannon Range
157th Air Operations Group
231st Civil Engineering Squadron
239th Combat Communications Squadron
Current as of June 2015