• Members of the 509th Bomb Wing participate in annual memorial ruck

    Members of the 509th Bomb Wing ruck during the annual police week memorial ruck march on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 16, 2022. Participants rucked four miles stopping at eight different stations to honor fallen defenders, doing various exercises at each station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman

  • 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

  • Female defenders test new, improved body armor

    Twenty female defenders assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron received the new, better-fitting body armor designed for the female figure.The defenders will test the vest for one month before they are widely distributed to the women in the squadron.“I appreciate the time and effort that was