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  • Plant 42 gears up “Spirit of Pennsylvania” for next mission

    The “Spirit of Pennsylvania” B-2 stealth bomber will soon call Edwards Air Force Base, California, its new home, as it becomes the 412th Test Wing’s test platform for B-2 flight testing.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command year in review: 2019

    Whether it was 24/7 ICBM alert operations ensuring the cornerstone of national security, Bomber Task Force deployments showcasing long-range strike capabilities, strong community support or the efforts of Airmen around the command, 2019 was a year filled with innovation, firsts, new records and milestones achieved for Air Force Global Strike
  • B-2 Spirit marks 30th anniversary of first flight

    The B-2’s manufacturer, Northrop Grumman, hosted an event to mark the B-2’s 30th anniversary of its first flight at an event at Plant 42, Aug. 20.
  • 509th MXS propulsion flight Airmen boost readiness to 18-year high

    The 509th Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight has achieved the highest engine readiness rate across the active-duty Air Force. 40 jet engine mechanics operate out of a repair center on base, ensuring the readiness of Whiteman Air Force Base’s 44 billion dollar fleet of B-2 Spirits.
  • 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 new B-2 markings mean more than just new paint on an airplane.
  • Air Force selects locations for B-21 aircraft

    The Air Force announced that the B-21 Raider will replace B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit aircraft at three existing bomber bases beginning in the mid-2020s.
  • Air Force outlines future of bomber force

    The Air Force outlined plans for its bomber fleet in its Fiscal Year 2019 President’s Budget Request Feb. 12, 2018.
  • Air Force refuelers enable B-2 strike against Daesh in Libya

    KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-10 Extender crews from five bases on three continents provided aerial refueling support during the B-2 bomber mission which struck two Daesh training camps in Libya Jan. 18, 2017.
  • 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 past and present Air Force full circle by linking a success from the past with modernization that is currently taking shape with the new bomber -- and must continue to keep the Air Force ahead of its enemies.
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