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509th Operations Group

The 509th Operations Group is the flying component of the 509th Bomb Wing, assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. 
It is equipped with all 20 of the USAF's B-2 Spirit stealth bombers, and also employs a robust fleet of T-38 Talon trainer aircraft. 

The 509th OG traces its history to the World War II-era 509th Composite Group, which conducted the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in August 1945. 

In 1993, the unit was reactivated as the 509 OG, as part of the objective wing organization implementation of the 509th Bomb Wing.

13th Bomb Squadron

The 13th Bomb Squadron provides worldwide combat capability with a building force of 20 B-2 aircraft, aircrews and squadron personnel in support of Joint Chiefs of Staff nuclear and conventional taskings. 

The unit performs high- and low-altitude, day or night missions to ensure maximum combat readiness, while maintaining a deployable combat force capable of projecting B-2 global firepower at a moment's notice, anytime, anywhere. 

Constituted on June 14, 1917, the 13th Bomb Squadron is one of the oldest units in the United States Air Force, and was deployed to Europe during World War I. 

The unit has been engaged in almost every major conflict - World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Global War on Terrorism - in which the United States Air Force or its predecessors has been involved.

394th Combat Training

The 394th Combat Training Squadron provides the 509th Bomb Wing with highly qualified, mission-ready B-2 and T-38 pilots to support worldwide Joint Chief of Staff taskings. The 394th is also responsible for implementing all B-2 and T-38 formal training courses. 

The unit maintains supervisory and maintenance oversight for all T-38 operations, and performs the quality assurance function for all maintenance and aircrew training devices, including weapon system trainers. 

The squadron was originally activated as the 4th Aero Squadron on May 5, 1917, at Dodd Field, Texas. The squadron was reactivated as the 394th Combat Training Squadron on Nov. 7, 1996, at Whiteman Air Force Base and took up the mission of training stealth bomber crews.

393d Bomb Squadron

The 393d Bomb Squadron provides worldwide combat capability with a building force of 20 B-2 aircraft, aircrews and operations personnel in support of Joint Chiefs of Staff nuclear and conventional taskings. 

The unit was activated as the 393d Bombardment Squadron on Feb. 28, 1944, originally flying the B-29 Superfortress.The 393d Bombardment Squadron is the only United States Air Force squadron to carry out a nuclear attack on an enemy in combat. During World War II, 393d aircraft attacked Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6,1945, and Nagasaki three days later, with atomic payloads.

Reactivated in 1993, the unit became the first operational B-2 Spirit stealth bomber squadron.

509th Ops Support Squadron

The 509th Operation Support Squadron Hawks make the wing ready to fight. The OSS manages the airfield and all airfield operations for the wing, to include the tower, radar approach control, base operations and weather support. 

OSS also functions as a wing intelligence provider, supporting the conventional and nuclear mission of the B-2 and integrating with theater commanders to assist in war planning. 

The 509th OSS is the wing's weapons employment experts, with the most experienced and knowledgable B-2 instructor pilots in the wing, supporting mission planning for wartime and peacetime missions. 

They manage the "stealth" of the B-2 fleet with a survivability flight, and combine all efforts to put the tip on the spear of national defense.