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  • Fairchild refuels Whiteman B-2 aircraft

    Team Fairchild refueled two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, as part of air refueling qualification training, Feb. 24-28 at Whiteman AFB. Air refueling qualification training ensures that both KC-135 Stratotanker and B-2 aircrews remain prepared

  • 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.

  • Combat Raider 19-1 keeps forces ready, lethal

    Aircrew from all 8th Air Force bases flew over the Powder River Training Complex together for the first time during Combat Raider 19-1 on Oct. 16-18. They coordinated with joint tactical air controllers from the Royal Canadian Armed Forces and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, who helped

  • Bomber culture grows roots with corps development class

    The 8th Air Force that exists today functions and operates based off the accomplishments of its ancestors from 1942 who surpassed mission expectations, took risks and made tremendous sacrifices all in the bettering of the nation.