Whiteman AFB motorcyclist killed in motor-vehicle collision

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- --

An Airman assigned to the 509th Communications Squadron was killed on base during a motor-vehicle collision April 15, 2021.

Staff Sgt. Cameron Beck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident took place at Spirit Boulevard and 5th Street on Whiteman Air Force Base, at approximately 10:54 a.m. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by military law enforcement authorities.

“We work in close-knit teams doing extremely demanding missions that impact national security; every Airman matters -- every Airman is part of our Air Force family,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Jeffrey Schreiner, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. “All of us at Team Whiteman express our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and Communications Squadron teammates over the loss of Sergeant Beck. Cameron, by all accounts, was an amazing husband, father, and leader. He will be sorely missed by many across the base and in the community.”

Chaplains, mental health professionals and counselors are available and ready to assist those in need. For more information on Whiteman AFB support services, please visit the Striker Strong resource directory.

For all questions, please contact 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs at 660-687-5727 or by emailing 509bw.public.affairs@us.af.mil.