Appreciating those who served before us

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017.
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Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees with insight on its mission and how today’s innovative Airmen provide hope for the future. The day’s events also offered retirees with various informational booths and tours of the Oscar 01 facility and a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Jazmin Smith)