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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.
  • ’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.
  • 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.
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