• 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

  • UPDATE: B-2 Spirit damaged after emergency landing on WAFB runway

    A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit experienced an in-flight malfunction Dec. 10 during operations and was damaged on the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base after it successfully completed an emergency landing.The B-2 did not have any munitions on board and there were no personnel injuries. A fire associated

  • Bussiere assumes command of Air Force Global Strike Command

    Gen. Thomas Bussiere assumed command of Air Force Global Strike Command during a ceremony Dec. 7, becoming the newest leader of the organization responsible for the nation's only intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic bomber forces.