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  • 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron helps deliver aid to Nicaragua

    Many people may have heard of Operation Christmas Drop, the U.S. Air Force’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation, but they may not have heard of the Denton Program.The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo donated by non-government

  • 509th BW and 131st BW LO shops work as one

    How does the 80-ton, 172-foot-wingspan B-2 Spirit stealth bomber stay undetected on radar? Low observable (LO) Airmen from the 509th Maintenance Group (MXG) and 131st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) at Whiteman Air Force Base work side-by-side to complete specialized, technical work that enables the

  • 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron streamline loading processes

    The 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has a new weapons loading system designed to make the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber more lethal.Maintainers with the 509th AMXS trained with the new Launcher Load System (LLS) recently at Whiteman Air Force Base.The idea for LLS came from Air Force Global Strike

  • 509th Medical Group training day

    While customers see day-to-day clinical operations at the 509th Medical Group at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, they may not see what the medical group is doing during its training days.Airmen in the 509th MDG conduct training days once a month to enhance their skills and knowledge and to

  • Hard work pays off for Senior Airman Anthony Ratliff

    Thousands of people are recruited into the Air Force every year, each with their own reasons. Senior Airman Anthony Ratliff, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman with the 509th Operational Support Squadron (OSS), enlisted to apply his work ethic and energy to a greater cause.“I hit the ground

  • 509th Bomb Wing maintains a presence to ensure B-2 mission readiness

    Airmen with the 509th Bomb Wing participated in Red Flag 23-1, from Jan. 23 to Feb.10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada to practice mission planning.Exercise Red Flag 23-1 brings joint and allied forces together in a realistic environment where warfighters can train on mission tactics, from planning

  • Crews make Valentine’s Day delivery

    A 46-year old Pine Plains, N.Y. man received a most unusual Valentine’s Day flight – a new heart – courtesy of the 509th Bombardment Wing. The unique humanitarian mission took place Feb. 14, 1986 as FB-111A crew S-03 transported a donor heart from Oklahoma City, Okla., to Hartford, Conn.Capt. David

  • 325th Weapons Squadron unveils inaugural leadership award

    U.S. Air Force Airmen honored one of their forebears and recognized an innovative leader with a new award at Whiteman Air Force Base.Patrick McGeehan presented the inaugural Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan Leadership Award, named for Patrick’s father, to Maj. William Jensen, assistant director of operations,

  • Whiteman Air Force Base runway open after B-2 incident

    The Whiteman Air Force Base runway re-opened Dec. 21 for A-10 Thunderbolt II and T-38 Talon flying operations to resume.The runway was temporarily closed following an incident involving a B-2 Spirit bomber. Recovery crews responded and cleared the runway.    At the direction of Air Force Global