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  • Whiteman AFB reopens LeMay Gate

    Senior leaders and community partners at Whiteman AFB celebrated the conclusion of the LeMay Gate construction with a ribbon cutting ceremony here. Infrastructure improvements were designed to help Whiteman AFB maintain readiness and provide better safeguarding procedures for national security

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    During the month of May, the DOD recognizes Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to honor the legacy of the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the U.S. The history of recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month dates back to 1977, when Congress designated the

  • The Women of the Minuteman: Past and Present

    From Waco CG-4A gliders during World War II to the arrival of the U.S.’s first stealth bomber, the B-2 Spirit, Whiteman Air Force Base has played host to a plethora of historic moments in military aviation. One milestone at Whiteman AFB was the first all-female Minuteman missileer crew.

  • 509th Bomb Wing's Prime BEEF

    Prime BEEF is a specialized unit within certain Air Force Civil Engineering squadrons comprised of skilled construction technicians, earth movers, electricians, plumbers, firefighters, and explosive ordnance disposal Airmen. These units across the Air Force stand by to respond to and support

  • Eyes in the sky and on the ground

    Radar Approach Control and the Air Traffic Control tower work together as closely as any two other units at Whiteman Air Force Base.The ATC tower monitors everything from aircraft landing and departing, to vehicles on the flight line, while RAPCON monitors aircraft in the air outside of visual range

  • 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron helps deliver aid to Nicaragua

    Many people may have heard of Operation Christmas Drop, the U.S. Air Force’s longest-running humanitarian airlift operation, but they may not have heard of the Denton Program.The Denton Program is a Department of Defense transportation program that moves humanitarian cargo donated by non-government

  • 509th BW and 131st BW LO shops work as one

    How does the 80-ton, 172-foot-wingspan B-2 Spirit stealth bomber stay undetected on radar? Low observable (LO) Airmen from the 509th Maintenance Group (MXG) and 131st Maintenance Squadron (MXS) at Whiteman Air Force Base work side-by-side to complete specialized, technical work that enables the