• Individual pronounced dead after incident at Whiteman Air Force Base pool

    At approximately 6 p.m., June 20, 2021, Whiteman Air Force Base emergency personnel responded to the base pool for a report of an unresponsive individual.Responders administered CPR before transferring the individual to Western Missouri Medical Center. The individual was pronounced dead at approximately 8 p.m.In accordance with Department of
  • “In good hands”: Diehl takes command of 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base

    U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Diehl took the reins of the 509th Bomb Wing from outgoing commander Col. Jeffrey Schreiner during a change of command ceremony June 16, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.Military change of commands are a time-honored tradition that formally symbolizes the continuity of authority as the command passes from one
  • Gallegos takes command of 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Robby Gallegos assumes command of the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with the ceremonial hand off of the unit guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Holland, 509th Maintenance Group commander, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 14, 2021. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of
  • Hillier takes command of 509th Munitions Support Squadron

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Hillier assumes command of the 509th Munitions Squadron with the ceremonial hand off of the unit guidon to U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Holland, 509th Maintenance Group commander, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 14, 2021. A change of command is a military tradition that represents a formal transfer of authority
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