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  • 358th FS crew chiefs maintain KC Hawgs

    The Thunderbolt II can employ a wide variety of conventional munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions (JDAM), wind corrected munitions dispenser (WCMD), AGM-65 Maverick and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and the GAU-8/A 30mm cannon, capable of firing 3,900 rounds per minute to defeat a wide variety of targets including tanks.
  • 407 AEG defenders forward deploy in fight against ISIS

    When 12 security forces Airmen from the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base first received word of their deployment, they thought they knew what lay ahead. The U.S. Air Force Reserve Airmen began their training to become a fly-away security team before their deployment in early December. As information flowed that the deployment tasking had changed – the Airmen were headed to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group to perform base security, not FAST support – many of them were disappointed they would not do the job for which they were trained, according to Senior Airman Logan Schneider. Little did Schneider and his fellow Airmen know this would be the first of several changes to their mission in the fight against ISIS.
  • Weapons school officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

    Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, for a transatlantic flight to Libya on Jan. 18, 2017, in what would become the B-2’s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.
  • Whiteman, Barksdale defenders protect operations in the Pacific

    During the 2017 Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission, Airmen with the 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, joined their brothers and sisters assigned to the 2d SFS at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana to protect one of the military's greatest assets.
  • Maintainers: Keeping Spirits up overseas

    During the 2017 Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission, over 20 different shops under the 509th and 131st Maintenance Group provided Airmen who embraced long days and demanding workloads. Charged with fixing any issues that arise with the aircraft, the maintenance Airmen, or maintainers, who deploy with the B-2 Spirit would each undertake any tasks that fall within their domain.
  • Bomber presence displays global strike capability

    Three B-2 Spirits and approximately 200 Airmen assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, deployed to Andersen AFB, Guam, January 9, 2017, in support of the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission. During the deployment, the B-2s conducted local and long duration sorties and regional training to display the flexible global-strike capability of the U.S. bomber force and the United States' commitment to supporting global security.
  • Time to file income taxes!

    It’s that time of the year again - time to file income taxes! To help members of Team Whiteman efficiently and effectively get their taxes filed, the base tax office will operate Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Message delivered: Text-Me-Now program provides immediate response from Patient Advocates

    The Patient Advocate program already is an extremely helpful resource for patients awaiting healthcare, and now with the addition of the Text-Me-Now program at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, patients will receive almost immediate resolution for any issues that may arise while visiting the clinic.The Text-Me-Now program, which originated at
  • B-2 Spirits destroy Daesh camps in Libya

    On Wednesday, January, 18 2017, Whiteman's Total Force team executed precision strikes against two Daesh camps in Libya. The strikes, which were completed by two B-2s over the course of a 30+ hour mission, were enabled by the dedication and professionalism of every Team Whiteman member. The strikes were conducted in coordination with the Libyan
  • Reach out from Whiteman

    An Airman’s job is not always easy to explain but neither are life experiences, especially when 200 thousand people are listening. Twice a month, Airmen have the opportunity to explain their role in the mission and share their personal story with the communities surrounding Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. With two different radio stations