Whiteman Air Force Base is home to the 509th Bomb Wing, the 442nd Fighter Wing, the 131st Bomb Wing, the 1-135th Assault Helicopter Battalion, as well as many other vital units that stand ready to serve the nation.
Whiteman holds the distinction as the only B-2 Spirit base in the world, and is rich in historical heritage. The base maintains not only a vital deterrence and assurance mission, but also a robust relationship with the many supportive communities in the area.
As you arrive at the home of the world's premier stealth bomber, know that you are about to become part of a unique tradition of superiority and excellence, at a base that traces its beginnings to the days of World War II.
You are about to become part of Team Whiteman.
Individuals can access Whiteman AFB through two gates. Newcomers are encouraged to enter at the Spirit Gate, directly off Hwy 23, for information and directions.
All vehicles are required to stop for an identification check. Visitors without DOD identification cards will be asked to proceed to the visitor's center. Drivers will be asked to present a copy of their orders, a valid driver's license and military ID card to obtain passes.
The gate guard can direct you to the 24-hour central arrival point at the Whiteman Inn, Bldg. 3011. This office will assist in contacting sponsors.
After checking in at the central arrival point, individuals should report to their gaining unit orderly room. Members will receive their appointment time from their orderly room for the Whiteman Welcome Center (it is the responsibility of the CSS and Sponsor to coordinate the appointment prior to the members' arrival).
The Whiteman Welcome Center will ensure you and your family in-process through Military Personnel, Finance and Medical. Family members are encouraged to attend!
During in-processing, you'll be given a schedule for required briefings and times they will be conducted.
The Knob Noster R-VIII School District has four educational centers that serve more than 1,800 students.
The district holds a AAA rating -- the highest available, yet it has the lowest tax rate for a school with that rating.
Whiteman Elementary School, which is part of the Knob Noster R-VIII School District, is on base for children in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Knob Noster Elementary School serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Knob Noster Middle School serves grades six to eight.
Knob Noster High School offers vocational and advanced education credits for students in grades nine to 12.
The school system also offers classes for children with special needs, including those at an advanced learning level.
The Warrensburg School District is a AAA-rated school system serving more than 2,100 students. The system includes a high school, one middle school, three elementary schools, the Warrensburg Kindergarten Center and the Warrensburg Vocational-Technical School, which offers training to youths and adults.
The Sedalia School District 200 is a AAA-rated school system. The public school system includes five elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. There are also several parochial schools in Sedalia which serve children from preschool age through high school.
The Commissary is a modern supermarket serving the needs of active duty, retirees, reserve and Guard members and their families. They offer a complete line of meat, produce, grocery, baker and deli items.
Items are sold at cost, with an added 5 percent surcharge to pay for remodeling and construction of new commissaries. A regular patron can save more than $2,000 each year shopping at the commissary.
Shoppers must show appropriate ID cards when making purchases. The commissary has self-employed baggers to assist patrons with their purchase. Baggers are not commissary employees and work for tips only.
Store Phone: 660.687.5655
DSN FAX: 975.5653
Store Email: WhitemanAFB.firstname.lastname@example.org
To voice your opinions, concerns and suggestions to management, call (660) 687-5655
The commissary is open six days a week. Store hours are:
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service operates a variety of facilities on base. The Base Exchange Main Store is located next to the commissary. Inside you will find Anthony's Pizza, Taco Bell, Burger King, Robin Hood Deli, a coffee shop, flower retailer, barber and beauty shops, and a laundry/dry cleaning service.
The BX is open seven days a week.
Store hours are:
Sundays and holidays from 1100-1800.
For more information, call (660) 563-3003.
If you live in base housing, you must register your pet at the vet clinic within five days of moving in.
ALL pets living in base housing must be registered!
Residents are allowed two pets per house in base housing.
Individuals residing in base housing must have their animals micro-chipped to expedite owner identification. Pets are not allowed to run free on base, nor can they be tied up or chained outside without direct supervision. They can be exercised on a leash only.
Permission to fence a yard must be obtained from the housing management office.
To register your pet, visit the vet clinic and bring the following items:
- Most current vaccination records for your pet
- Most current rabies certificate
The vet clinic is located at 900 Perimeter Road in Bldg. 1732.
The clinic is open for sales 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., Fridays.
Appointments are scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
The clinic is closed Saturdays and Sundays.
Questions can be directed to the clinic at 660-687-2667.