• Women’s Initiative Team increases support for nursing parents across six uniformed services

    The Joint Women’s Initiative Team made up of volunteers across six of the eight uniformed services, are working to append the Joint Travel Regulations to include reimbursement of breast milk transportation for mothers separated from their infants while on official travel.Currently, the Department of the Air Force provides nursing mothers a place to
  • Exercise Global Thunder 22 underway

    Global Thunder 22 is underway. As in previous years, Global Thunder 22 will include an increase in bomber aircraft flights throughout the exercise, including multiple sortie generations in short windows of time. Our local communities may notice heavier than normal bomber take offs throughout the duration of the exercise.Global Thunder 22, in
  • 'No ideas too small': Whiteman uses innovation to accelerate change within the Air Force

    In the second annual Spark Tank competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, one winner was selected from the wing level to advance on to the command level of the innovation competition. After identifying the shortage of the Air Force’s assets that are no longer in production, Ryan Fouts, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron project manager, presented the idea
  • A Splendid Ceremony: Team Whiteman honors original Striker at Arlington

    Seventy years after the disappearance of a C-124 Globlemaster II over the Atlantic Ocean, members of the 509th Bomb Wing honored, U.S. Lt. Col. James I. Hopkins, during a memorial ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.On March 21, 1951, a C-124 Globemaster II commanded by Major Robert J. Bell, 2nd Strategic Support Squadron, departed Walker Air
  • Whiteman Strikers look to bring home the gold

    While Team Whiteman awaits the results of the 2021 Global Strike Challenge competition, many look back on lessons learned over the summer.  The GSC occurs every other year and features the world's premier bomber and ICBM operators and maintainers, helicopter operations and security forces units from Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat