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  • Whiteman honors Missouri ANG unit, ‘Lindbergh’s Own’

    Members of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing and the U.S. Air Force’s 509th Bomb Wing gathered Aug. 4, 2018, to celebrate the unveiling of a new paint scheme on a gear door for the Spirit of Nebraska, a B-2 bomber assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.For the 131st BW, the

  • The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17

    The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.

  • B-21: Modernizing the bomber fleet

    Following the Air Force secretary’s announcement that the new long-range strike bomber would be called the B-21 Raider, Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, said during a session at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19 the name brought the

  • B-2s conduct deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific

    Three B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations Aug. 9.U.S. Strategic Command bombers regularly rotate through the Indo-Asia-Pacific to conduct USPACOM-led air operations, providing leaders with

  • Tankers enable long-range bomber capability during Polar Roar

    Mobility Airmen play a vital role in deterrence and stand ready to operate in support of global operations at a moment’s notice.Air Mobility Command Airmen, 15 KC-135 Stratotankers and 10 KC-10 Extenders enabled Air Force Global Strike Command B-52s and B-2s to sustain air operations for more than

  • Partners in deterrence: “Sister base” Airmen visit Whiteman

    Members of the 90th Missile Wing (MW) at F.E. Warren Air Force Base (AFB), Wyoming, visited Whiteman AFB, Missouri, to observe how the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings (BW) execute vital strategic deterrence missions on a day-to-day basis and during heightened-alert operations.