• Kansas City Airport renames terminal to honor Tuskegee Airman Brig Gen Charles McGee

    Pat Klein, Kansas City’s director of aviation, dedicated the general aviation terminal at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport to retired Brig. Gen. Charles E. McGee, an original Tuskegee Airman, June 29, 2021.
  • IQT Behind the scenes: Developing combat ready B-2 pilots

    It takes a village to put a B-2 Spirit in the air. The same can be said to train a B-2 pilot.Before a new set of pilots take to the skies in the stealth bomber, they are required to complete a rigorous Initial Qualification Training course.“IQT sets the foundational knowledge and skills required to be combat ready B-2 pilots,” said U.S. Air Force
  • Whiteman AFB Airman pronounced dead after base pool incident

    An Airman assigned to the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron was pronounced dead after an incident at the outdoor base pool on June 20, 2021.Airman 1st Class Zixuan Fang was pronounced dead at Western Missouri Medical Center. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.“Airmen are the core of what we do here at Whiteman and the loss of
  • 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron Change of Command

    U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Reynolds, 509th Medical Group commander, passes Lt. Col. Jessica Dees, incoming 509th Healthcare Operations Squadron commander, the unit flag during the 509th HCOS change of command ceremony, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 18, 2021. The 509th HCOS provides a wide-range of administrative, logistical and ancillary
  • 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