Strong partnerships, effective reporting keep quality of Whiteman AFB housing high

Whiteman Family Housing and the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron provide members of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, with clear reporting options for issues they experience within base housing. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

Whiteman Family Housing and the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron provide members of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, with clear reporting options for issues they experience within base housing. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Kayla White)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --

509th Bomb Wing leadership met with representatives from the housing management and Balfour Beatty Community (BBC) offices to reaffirm their collective commitment to serving Team Whiteman.

 

“We are confident in our relationship with our housing administration and will continue to work with them to ensure Whiteman Air Force Base remains a world-class place to live and work,” said Col. Jeffrey Schreiner, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing.

 

The Air Force has identified maintenance quality control issues at BBC-managed housing communities at other installations and has taken quick action to address those concerns.

 

“The wellbeing of our Airmen and families is paramount,” said Schreiner. “I will maintain an open-dialogue with our local housing office and Balfour Beatty representatives to advocate for Team Whiteman.”

 

The 509th Civil Engineer Squadron manages the base housing program and partners with BBC to provide quality homes for all base residents.

 

Schreiner said he is optimistic about the state of Whiteman housing and encourages everyone to report issues that arise.

 

Based on local inspections, reports and customer surveys, quality of life in Whiteman AFB housing stands out for all the right reasons, according to Tiffany Driskill, the installation management chief assigned to the 509th CES.

 

“All known issues are quickly brought to the attention of both the housing management office and BBC, and resolved to ensure residents are receiving quality homes and care,” she said.

 

Driskill said that both offices stand ready to support residents and address their housing concerns.

 

Residents can place a work order 24/7 at www.whitemanfamilyhomes.com or they can call the work order line at 660-563-2477.

 

Should residents feel they are not receiving proper care, have questions or would like to speak to someone else, they are always welcome to come into the Whiteman Family Homes Office where they can speak to the community manager.

 

The WFH office is located at 301 Summit Drive on Whiteman AFB, Missouri. Residents can also call that office at 660-687-0559.