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  • Spirit Vigilance: Defending the Homeland From the Heartland

    The 509th and 131st Bomb Wings completed Exercise Spirit Vigilance 22, Nov. 7, 2022. Spirit Vigilance is a training exercise focused on enhancing the lethality and increasing the readiness of the Airmen who support and execute the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber mission.

  • Luke AFB supports historic Ally training with bomber aircraft

    For the first time over the U.S., allied nation F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating out of the 56th Fighter Wing, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, supported off-station training with B-2 Spirit aircraft assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri, Nov. 15 and 17, 2022.

  • 509 CES completes major runway light system modifications

    Temporarily shortening any base’s runway length in conjunction with runway repair work is no laidback feat, it takes a comprehensive coordination and execution effort. This is the circumstance that the Airmen at the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, found themselves

  • AFGSC saves millions, increases safety through CSP

    Modernization and innovation make the Air Force always ready, but modernizing takes time and money, while innovating requires new ideas. Air Force Global Strike Command B-2 Requirements division recently expedited this process, saving millions of dollars and six years of work by using AFWERX to

  • The maintainer's biggest supporters

    The 509th Sortie Support section of the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provides a vital service that sustains the mission at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. The Sortie Support section mission is ‘to provide serviceable equipment and tools needed for maintainers to perform their job on the flight

  • B-21 bomber to be unveiled Dec. 2

    The Air Force confirmed Oct. 20 it plans to reveal the B-21 Raider Dec. 2 during an unveiling ceremony hosted and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Corporation at its production facilities in Palmdale, California.

  • Extend the Bench

    Religious and spiritual leaders of varying beliefs were invited to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, September 28th, 2022 to discuss a new partnership with the base chapel. Extend the Bench is a pilot program dreamed up by U.S. Air Force Chaplain Col. David Kelley, Air Force Global Strike Command

  • See Yourself in Cyber- a call to action from CISA

    “See Yourself in Cyber.” That is a tagline you will surely start seeing more often as those of us with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) work to help ensure a secure and resilient critical infrastructure for the American people. See Yourself in Cyber is the theme for

  • Airmen maintain CBRN readiness

    Airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participated in a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) exercise to ensure readiness in the case of an attack.This specific CBRN exercise spans across three days and included Airmen from the 509th Medical Group to reinforce knowledge for

  • Navigating the roads in the sky: WAFB builds strong relationships with FAA

    Imagine driving on the interstate and never being able to see the road. How would you manage to avoid crashing or knowing when to exit? Pilots experience this every day, both military and civilian alike. In order to navigate the roads in the sky, Whiteman Air Force Base pilots utilize their