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  • New commander takes reins of 509th Bomb Wing

    U.S. Air Force Col. Keith Butler assumed command of the 509th Bomb Wing from U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Diehl during a change of command ceremony officiated by 8th Air Force Commander U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Andrew Gebara at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri on June 21.

  • 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Change of Command Ceremony

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Khary Davis assumes command of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron and receives the ceremonial guidon from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Schlak, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 8, 2023. The 509th CES provides engineering, alterations and new construction, fire

  • Whiteman AFB reopens LeMay Gate

    Senior leaders and community partners at Whiteman AFB celebrated the conclusion of the LeMay Gate construction with a ribbon cutting ceremony here. Infrastructure improvements were designed to help Whiteman AFB maintain readiness and provide better safeguarding procedures for national security

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    During the month of May, the DOD recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to honor the legacy of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the U.S. The history of recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month dates back to 1977, when Congress designated the

  • The Women of the Minuteman: Past and Present

    From Waco CG-4A gliders during World War II to the arrival of the U.S.’s first stealth bomber, the B-2 Spirit, Whiteman Air Force Base has played host to a plethora of historic moments in military aviation. One milestone at Whiteman AFB was the first all-female Minuteman missileer crew.

  • 509th Bomb Wing's Prime BEEF

    Prime BEEF is a specialized unit within certain Air Force Civil Engineering squadrons comprised of skilled construction technicians, earth movers, electricians, plumbers, firefighters, and explosive ordnance disposal Airmen. These units across the Air Force stand by to respond to and support

  • Eyes in the sky and on the ground

    Radar Approach Control and the Air Traffic Control tower work together as closely as any two other units at Whiteman Air Force Base.The ATC tower monitors everything from aircraft landing and departing, to vehicles on the flight line, while RAPCON monitors aircraft in the air outside of visual range