Whiteman Air Force Base runway open after B-2 incident Published Dec. 21, 2022 By 590th Bomb Wing Public Affairs 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- 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 Strike Command, Whiteman AFB implemented a safety stand-down in order for a safety investigation to be conducted on the aircraft. The B-2 fleet can be flown if directed by the commander in chief to fulfill mission requirements. For information, visit www.whiteman.af.mil. The 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office can be reached at 660-687-5727 or via email at 509BW.PublicAffairs@us.af.mil.