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U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft sit on the flightline at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 14, 2017. The A-10 Thunderbolt II has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons-delivery platform. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. 358th FS crew chiefs maintain KC Hawgs
The Thunderbolt II can employ a wide variety of conventional munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions (JDAM), wind corrected munitions dispenser (WCMD), AGM-65 Maverick and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and the GAU-8/A 30mm cannon, capable of firing 3,900 rounds per minute to defeat a wide variety of targets including tanks.
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A crew chief from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., marshals in a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan 19, 2017. Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers returned after flying an approximate 30-hour sortie in support of operations near Sirte, Libya. In conjunction with the Libyan Government of National Accord, the U.S. military conducted precision airstrikes Jan. 18, 2017, destroying two Daesh camps 45 kilometers southwest of Sirte. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) Weapons school officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike
Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18, 2017, in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Paul Occean, a confinement supervisor assigned to the 2nd  Security Forces Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., stands guard at an entry control point Jan. 17, 2017 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Close to 200 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed to Andersen AFB, in support of U.S. Strategic Command Bomber and Deterrence missions. USSTRATCOM bomber missions familiarize aircrew with airbases and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands. USSTRATCOM forces are on watch 24 hours a day, seven days a week to deter and detect strategic attack against the United States and our allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Whiteman, Barksdale defenders protect operations in the Pacific
During the 2017 Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission, Airmen with the 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, joined their brothers and sisters assigned to the 2d SFS at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana to protect one of the military's greatest assets.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elijah Fleming, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, walks on top of the B-2 Spirit aircraft while performing post-flight inspections after a local training at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 17, 2017. Close to 200 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed to Andersen AFB, in support of U.S. Strategic Command Bomber and Deterrence missions. USSTRATCOM bomber missions familiarize aircrew with airbases and operations in different Geographic Combatant Commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Maintainers: Keeping Spirits up overseas
During the 2017 Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission, over 20 different shops under the 509th and 131st Maintenance Group provided Airmen who embraced long days and demanding workloads. Charged with fixing any issues that arise with the aircraft, the maintenance Airmen, or maintainers, who deploy with the B-2 Spirit would each undertake any tasks that fall within their domain.
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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flies overhead after returning from a local training mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 12, 2017. The B-2's low-observable, or "stealth," characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and threaten heavily defended targets while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) Bomber presence displays global strike capability
Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, January 9, 2017, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. During the deployment, the B-2s conducted local and long duration sorties and regional training to display the flexible global-strike capability of the U.S. bomber force and the United States' commitment to supporting global security.
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Default Air Force Logo Time to file income taxes!
It’s that time of the year again - time to file income taxes! To help members of Team Whiteman efficiently and effectively get their taxes filed, the base tax office will operate Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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The Text-Me-Now program, which originated at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and has made its way to Whiteman, makes the process more resourceful and immediate by allowing patients to text message an advocate at the clinic from their mobile device. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) Message delivered: Text-Me-Now program provides immediate response from Patient Advocates
The Patient Advocate program already is an extremely helpful resource for patients awaiting healthcare, and now with the addition of the Text-Me-Now program at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, patients will receive almost immediate resolution for any issues that may arise while visiting the clinic.The Text-Me-Now program, which originated at
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On Wednesday, January 18, Whiteman's Total Force team executed precision strikes against two Daesh camps in Libya.  The strikes, which were completed by two B-2s over the course of a 30+ hour mission, were enabled by the dedication and professionalism of every Team Whiteman member.  The strikes were conducted in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord, authorized by the President of the United States, and validated our ability to strike targets across the globe anytime, anywhere.  B-2 Spirits destroy Daesh camps in Libya
On Wednesday, January, 18 2017, Whiteman's Total Force team executed precision strikes against two Daesh camps in Libya. The strikes, which were completed by two B-2s over the course of a 30+ hour mission, were enabled by the dedication and professionalism of every Team Whiteman member. The strikes were conducted in coordination with the Libyan
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Heatherly, an aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 509th Operations Support
Squadron, sits with David Lee, the KDKD News & Public Affairs Director, prior to going live on the Whiteman Speak Out
program at Clinton Mo., Jan. 12, 2017. David Lee has been hosting the Whiteman Speak Out program since 2003 when he arrived
to the radio station. Reach out from Whiteman
An Airman’s job is not always easy to explain but neither are life experiences, especially when 200 thousand people are listening. Twice a month, Airmen have the opportunity to explain their role in the mission and share their personal story with the communities surrounding Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. With two different radio stations
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A KC-135 Strantotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing refuels a B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing in the late hours of Jan. 18, 2017, during a mission that targeted Islamic State training camps in Libya. The B-2’s low-observability provides it greater freedom of action at high altitudes, thus increasing its range and a better field of view for the aircraft's sensors. Its unrefueled range is approximately 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 kilometers). (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton) Air Force refuelers enable B-2 strike against Daesh in Libya
KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 bomber mission which struck two Daesh training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.
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