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  • 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.
  • 131st, 509th Total Force logistics team named best in the Air Force

    Airmen of the 509th and 131st Logistics Readiness Squadrons were recently awarded the Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Logistics Readiness Award, recognizing them jointly as the best Air Force logistics readiness squadron for 2017.
  • 131st BW urges Airmen to remain vigilant in base security

    131st Bomb Wing Guardsmen at Whiteman Air Force Base and Jefferson Barracks are reminded that every Airman is a defender. “All military personnel have a responsibility to contribute to the safety and defense of the installation,” said Lt. Col. Mark Bradley, 131st Mission Support Group deputy commander and 131st Bomb Wing antiterrorism officer. “If you see something, say something.”
  • 131st and 509th Bomb Wings among 2017 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 2017 Omaha Trophies Feb. 26, 2018. The Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing and U.S. Air Force 509th Bomb Wing were co-named winners of the Strategic Bomber catagory.
  • Air Force outlines future of bomber force

    The Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request February 12, 2018.
  • Missouri Air National Guard selects Outstanding Airmen of 2017

    The Missouri Air National Guard’s top performers of 2017 were announced at the Outstanding Airmen of the Year Banquet held Jan 6, 2018.
  • Southerland Takes Command of 131st FSS

    Lt. Col. Robert “South” Southerland took command of the 131st Force Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Catherine Sheskey at a ceremony Jan 6, 2018
  • Military dentists in high-demand during joint-service health care initiative in Missouri

    Dental care was in high-demand at the Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) exercise in southeastern Missouri. Known as the Bootheel, the region is one of the state’s more medically underserved areas.
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