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  • If it's in the air – maintenance put it there

    The 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen are the keepers of the B-2 Spirit. From landing gear to the steering system, it takes approximately one year for a member to be certified to perform maintenance on the aircraft. A full inspection of a B-2 typically takes three to four days. Every square inch of the aircraft is carefully scrutinized to
  • Extinguishing safely: Base facilities to receive firefighting chemical upgrade

    Facilities at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, are slated to receive upgrades to the aqueous firefighting system. The foam has been in use by the U.S. Air Force since 1970 and is the most efficient method for extinguishing petroleum fires. It is widely used in the firefighting industry and commercial airports.
  • Whiteman honors Missouri ANG unit, ‘Lindbergh’s Own’

    Members of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing and the U.S. Air Force’s 509th Bomb Wing gathered Aug. 4, 2018, to celebrate the unveiling of a new paint scheme on a gear door for the Spirit of Nebraska, a B-2 bomber assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. For the 131st BW, the new B-2 markings mean more than just new paint on an airplane.
  • Two Whiteman Airmen join AF cycling team for world’s largest bike event

    The RAGBRAI is the world's largest and largest weeklong bicycle ride, and two Whiteman AFB Airmen joined the Air Force cycling team to ride more than 500 miles across Iowa.
  • The road ahead: Wing leaders call for caution, responsibility during roadside safety reset

    Citing a recent increase in summer roadside incidents, Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, 509th Bomb Wing commander, asked Airmen and civilian members of Team Whiteman to focus on safety on-and-off the road during a safety all-call July 27.
  • WWII hero visits Whiteman, sees ‘completely different’ type of bomber

    After spending most of his life on military bomber airplanes, 96-year-old Walter Olmsted Jr. recently got his first up-close look at the Air Force’s youngest bomber: the B-2 Spirit.Olmsted traveled from his Arizona home to Whiteman Air Force Base to visit family. His trip left him awestruck, and also feeling nostalgic about his time in various
  • Typing in traffic: Texting behind the wheel is unlawful for both civilian, military drivers

    The average person touches their mobile device 2,617 times per day, averaging screen time between 25 minutes and two hours. None of that time should be while driving a vehicle on Whiteman Air Force Base. Few drivers realize their vehicle acts as a 2,000-pound extension of themselves capable of causing property damage, personal injury or even
  • B-2 wows crowds at world’s largest military airshow

    A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, was featured at the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England, July 13-14, 2018.
  • AFGSC command chief visits WAFB

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Mazzone, command chief of Air Force Global Strike Command, visits with Airmen during his B-2 Spirit tour at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, July 19, 2018. Mazzone was the key note speaker for the 2018 Senior NCO Induction Ceremony, where he talked about leading, educating and mentoring.