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  • Honoring the Fallen: Senior Airman Elijah Posana

    On May 2, 2021, Senior Airman Elijah Posana made the ultimate sacrifice any Airman can make. In a final act of selflessness, he saved the lives of three of his cousin’s, but lost his own. This act of his would posthumously earn him the Airman's medal, the highest award an Airman can receive outside

  • 509 BW partners with Columbia College

    U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel Diehl, Commander of the 509 Bomb Wing, signs a memorandum of understanding between Columbia College and the 509th Bomb Wing on Whiteman Air Force Base on April 14,2022. The memorandum acknowledges Columbia College's partnership by opening it's programs to the Air Force

  • Exercise Agile Tiger: Integrated deterrence in the heartland of America

    Whiteman Air Force Base concluded the first iteration of Exercise Agile Tiger, designed to improve joint warfighter lethality through high fidelity mission planning, execution, and debrief.Exercise Agile Tiger enhanced participants’ ability to communicate, collaborate and operate together, ensuring

  • Whiteman Air Force Base hosts large-force joint integration exercise

    On April 4, the 509th Bomb Wing kicked off a four-day interoperability exercise involving active duty, guard and reserve fighter, bomber, refueling and support units from across the country.Following months-long planning, Exercise Agile Tiger is designed to meet training objectives consisting of

  • Team Whiteman holds women’s self-defense classes

    Team Whiteman practiced takedowns and submission holds during two women’s self-defense classes last month at Whiteman Air Force Base. The classes were part of a month long celebration for Women’s History Month.Staff Sgt. Katie South, a 509th Security Forces Squadron evaluator, organized the

  • 509th Bomb Wing Receives Historical Painting of Enola Gay

    509th Bomb Wing leadership put The Peacemakers, a painting by John Shaw, on display on Dec. 1, 2021 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. A community partner originally donated the painting, which depicts the Enola Gay being prepared for the first atomic bombing mission, to the 6th Air Refueling