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  • 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.
  • STRATCOM Commander Presents Omaha Trophy to 509th, 131st Bomb Wings

    U.S. Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), awarded the Omaha Trophy to the men and women of the 509th Bomb Wing and 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, May 8.
  • Missouri Air Guardsman, WWII combat aviator remembered

    Growing up in a suburb of St. Louis in the 1920s, Harding Zumwalt had two great passions: flying airplanes and playing the trumpet. At age 12, Zumwalt was performing regularly for a local radio station and by high school he had joined a swing band, putting his gig money toward flying lessons. It would prove to be one talent fostering another, with Zumwalt later joining the Royal Air Force, then the U.S. Army Air Corps, and finally the Missouri Air National Guard. Zumwalt flew more than 40 different aircraft and 71 combat missions. After more than three decades of military service, he retired as a brigadier general and a wing commander, decorated with a Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, among numerous other awards.
  • Air Force selects locations for B-21 aircraft

    The Air Force announced that the B-21 Raider will replace B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit aircraft at three existing bomber bases beginning in the mid-2020s.
  • Missouri Air National Guard opens first-ever recruiting office in Springfield

    The Missouri Air National Guard opened its first-ever recruiting office in Springfield on April 27. The new office, located at 2445 N. Kansas Expressway, Suite D, will provide those interested in joining the Air National Guard with information, opportunities and benefits. Until the office was opened, applicants primarily spoke to recruiters via email, phone or travelled several hours to meet face to face.
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