Media Relations

The Whiteman AFB media outreach team works to put our regional neighbors and the world in touch with the U.S. Air Force community at Whiteman Air Force Base. 

Team Whiteman has assembled a comprehensive network of resources, designed to bring our mission to your TV screen, radio and print news sources. From interviews and news event coverage to flyovers by our world-renowned B-2 Spirit, T-38 Talon and A-10 pilots -- Team Whiteman is here for you.

For all media inquiries, please call or e-mail the 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office at 509bw.public.affairs@us.af.mil.

509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Press Desk: (660)- 687-5727

Media Visits

Are you a reporter and interested in visting Whiteman AFB for an inside look at our people and mission?

To visit Whiteman Air Force Base, all civilian media must have approval and a Public Affairs escort. The 509th Bomb Wing Media Operations team will make arrangements to meet civilian media prior to their arrival and facilitates contact with base representatives. Unless otherwise arranged, base visitors will arrive at Spirit Gate, off Hwy 23, via Spirit Blvd.

Media interested in covering Whiteman AFB events should call 660-687-5727, Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or fill out the media query form below to arrange for an escort and for detailed information regarding upcoming media opportunities. The office has a 24-hour on-call PA representative who can be reached by calling the 509th Bomb Wing Command Post at 660-687-3778 during emergencies and urgent information requests.

If you need more information on our Wing commander, see our Commander's Corner.

Media Training

Are you a military member and have you been contacted by members of the media?

Our Media Operations team facilitates engagement and two-way communication with the service members and the media. Remaining open, honest, and accessible to the maximum extent possible allows greater accuracy, context, and timeliness in communicating with internal and external audiences. 

Personnel assigned to Whiteman AFB will coordinate all official media requests and queries through the 509 BW/PA office.

The 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Media Operations office is available to help service members be a better, more confident, more prepared ambassador of the U.S. Air Force.

Inform PA and request your media training today!

Media Query

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Press Material

A select group of Public Affairs Airmen assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing and total-force associates work dilligently to document the mission of Team Whiteman and offer comprehensive, behind-the-scenes mission coverage of all units on base. We make this material available for public use and information via the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service, DVIDS.

DVIDS provides an accurate, reliable source for media organizations to access U.S. service members and commanders deployed in support of military operations worldwide.

DIVDS is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation owned by DMA (Defense Media Activity) that provides a timely, accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and the military serving at home and abroad.

It enables media outlets to receive immediate, first-hand information and interviews with commanders and subject matter experts directly involved with fast-breaking news. What will you find on DVIDS?

- Products provided in a timely manner via internet distribution and satellite broadcasts.
- Broadcast-quality video from the field.
- A searchable archive of video, photo, print and audio products for interested media and military communities.
- Holiday greetings and special event programming from deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. 

 Visit the 509th Bomb Wing DVIDS pages now! 

https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/509BWPA-WAFB

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 amended the Smith–Mundt Act and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987, allowing for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be released within U.S. borders and striking down a long-time ban on the dissemination of such material in the United States. This legislation basically states that we must ensure the information we release is factually accurate. It's part of a broader collection of anti-propaganda laws.

Whiteman Media Resources

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June 4, 2019 | 1:06
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