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  • USSTRATCOM Commander Announces 2018 Omaha Trophy Winners

    In recognition of outstanding support to U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) strategic deterrence mission, U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of USSTRATCOM, announced the winners of the 2018 Omaha Trophies June 3, 2019. The 509th and 131st Bomb Wings have again won the Omaha Trophy for Best Strategic Bomber Wing, 3rd time for the team overall and back-back this year and last.
  • Evans assumes command of the 131st MSG

    The Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Mission Support Group welcomed a new commander Saturday as Lt. Col. Mike Evans accepted command of the unit here.
  • Boothman takes command of the 157th AOG

    Col. Bill Boothman took command of the 157th Air Operations Group in a change of command ceremony here Sunday. Col. Ken Eaves, the 131st Bomb Wing commander, officiated the ceremony in which Col. Chip Atterbury relinquished command prior to his retirement after 31 years of service. Eaves praised Atterbury for a job well done and welcomed Boothman "home" to the 157th.
  • Missouri Guardsmen learn story of Rosie the Riveter

    Missouri National Guard Airmen and Soldiers assigned here at the oldest operational military installation west of the Mississippi River gathered May 4 to experience a unique piece of living history as a proud granddaughter shared a vision of servant leadership.
  • B-2 bombers deploy to Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and Airmen, from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri deployed, here in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission, Jan. 10, 2019.
  • Kohl takes command of the 131st Medical Group

    Lt. Col. Russell Kohl, M.D. took command of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Medical Group from Col. Patti Fries, O.D., here Dec. 1.
  • Base Community Council sends 10 Whiteman Airmen home for the holidays

    Ten Airmen will be getting a free ticket home for the holidays this year thanks to the Whiteman Base Community Council. The Airmen first heard the news during the inaugural Bomber Ball fundraiser event held at the University of Central Missouri on Nov. 16, 2018.
  • ’We’re a team’: First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 retire from the Air Force

    Lt. Col. John Avery and Lt. Col. Jennifer Avery were the first husband-wife pilot team to fly the B-2. Their two, 20-year-long careers culminated with the couple’s joint retirement ceremony on Sept. 7, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
  • Whiteman honors Missouri ANG unit, ‘Lindbergh’s Own’

    Members of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing and the U.S. Air Force’s 509th Bomb Wing gathered Aug. 4, 2018, to celebrate the unveiling of a new paint scheme on a gear door for the Spirit of Nebraska, a B-2 bomber assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. For the 131st BW, the new B-2 markings mean more than just new paint on an airplane.
  • Whiteman active-duty, Guard crew chiefs earn ride of a lifetime

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spenser Thrasher, a dedicated crew chief from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Missouri Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Travis Woolery, a dedicated crew chief from the 131st AMXS saw their hard work and dedication pay off while sitting in the cockpit of an airborne B-2. As part of being named Crew Chiefs of the Year, each recently received incentive flights in America’s premiere stealth bomber.
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