• Kyrgyzstan native realizes her American dream in US Air Force

    Freedom, peace, prosperity and opportunity. The American Dream at full bloom can look like a lot of different things, but it usually stems from the heartfelt desire for these fruit of democracy. For one 16 year old girl from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the freedom to choose her own path as a woman and the promise of peace away from violent revolution were enough motivation to uproot her life.
  • Stealth pilots, high school students collaborate to create innovative part for $2.2 billion aircraft

    Across the Air Force, changes to equipment, policies and procedures have been made to save money, to save time and to save lives. From the highest levels, Airmen across the service are being encouraged to innovate. It’s this innovation that will deliver lethality to outpace adversaries, says Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, and maintain our position as the world’s strongest, most powerful military. One such innovation came in response to a recognized potential issue within the B-2 Spirit – the world’s most strategic aircraft and the heart of the stealth mission here at Whiteman. A four-switch panel called the airframe mounted accessory drive, or AMAD, sits on the left side of the B-2’s two-person cockpit. The AMAD switches control the connection of the engines to the hydraulic and generator power of the aircraft.
  • Whiteman Edge: Whiteman AFB innovation program

    Members of Team Whiteman are invited to submit their innovative ideas to the Whiteman Edge Spark Tank program through February 22, which is the program’s initial deadline, though innovation is always encouraged to be ongoing. The Spark Tank program offers Airmen and other members of Team Whiteman the opportunity to showcase ideas that can help the Air Force and the base save money, time and lives.
  • Whiteman civil engineers rebuild Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael

    12 Airmen assigned to the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to Tyndall Air Force base to help restore it to its former operational glory after Hurricane Michael hit in October 2018.
  • B-2 bombers deploy to Hawaii

    U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and Airmen, from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri deployed, here in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Task Force (BTF) mission, Jan. 10, 2019.
  • More than 40 graduate Airman Leadership School

    More than 40 airmen from across Whiteman Air Force Base graduated Airman Leadership School on Dec. 6, 2018.
  • Knob Noster schools receive $2.25 million DoDEA grant, benefitting military children

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is awarding a $2.25 million grant to enhance the STEM2 and robotics programs, and introduce a virtual academy in the Knob Noster School District, where two-thirds of the 1,600 students are connected to Whiteman Air Force Base.
  • Whiteman AFB Professional Development Center hosts leadership seminar

    The Whiteman Air Force Base Professional Development Center hosted the John C. Maxwell Leadership Seminar as part of the 12 Days of Development series of briefings, panels and seminars on Dec. 11, 2018 at the PDC auditorium.
  • Kohl takes command of the 131st Medical Group

    Lt. Col. Russell Kohl, M.D. took command of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Medical Group from Col. Patti Fries, O.D., here Dec. 1.
  • Low Observable maintenance

    The B-2 Spirit is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber designed to break through dense anti-aircraft defenses without being detected. But, before the B-2 Spirit is ready to take stealthy flight, it must pass the discerning eyes and careful hands of the Whiteman Air Force Base maintenance team.
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