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  • AFGSC bomber mission showcased during Acting SecAF visits

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth saw first-hand how Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen are supporting world-wide bomber operations during visits to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Dyess AFB, and Whiteman AFB, Missouri, April 6 and 7.
  • Comm team enables a more flexible 393rd EBS

     During the Bomber Task Force deployment at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia in Aug. 2020, the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron advanced the Dynamic Force Employment concept by relying on an expeditionary mobile operations center. During the most recent Bomber Task Force Europe mission, the 393rd EBS relied on the mobile operations center to
  • B-2 Spirit teams up with B-1 Lancer in High North

    A crew chief assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron marshals a B-2 Spirit to a parking spot at Lajes Field, Azores, March 22, 2021. After a hot-pit refuel and crew change, the B-2s will team up with a B-1 Lancer, assigned to Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, for a Bomber Task Force Europe mission in the High North. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • B-2s land at Lajes Field to join BTF mission

    Airmen from the 509th BW will conduct a hot-pit refuel of the B-2s and a crew swap with engines running before the aircraft return to the sky to continue the mission.
  • Super Bowl LV flyover took months of planning, coordination

    For fans watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, the Air Force Global Strike Command tri-bomber flyover over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, will last mere seconds.For the team planning this historic event, however – the first flyover of a major sporting event featuring a B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress – the flyover has taken
  • 509th MXS restores historic static aircraft display

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tracy Bethea, 509th Maintenance Squadron low-observable maintenance technician, paints around the Air Force Roundel at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Oct. 13, 2020. The body of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet static aircraft had to be sanded down during restoration before any painting could begin. (U.S. Air Force
  • SECDEF visits Team Whiteman, talks TFI on B-2 mission

    Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, July 22, 2020, to familiarize himself with Team Whiteman’s mission in maintaining global support and combat readiness.During his visit, Esper spoke with base leaders and Airmen across the installation.“It was an honor to highlight Team Whiteman’s unique mission and
  • Whiteman EOD Airmen continue to train and respond amid the coronavirus pandemic

    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic there is a team on Whiteman Air Force Base with an explosive mission that doesn’t just stop.The 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team continues to train and are ready to respond to emergencies throughout the Midwestern United States, with slight modifications to maintain mission
  • Team Whiteman bands together to continue the mission

    Vince Lombardi once said, “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”Here, at Whiteman Air Force Base, the precautions implemented by each unit and the actions of every individual are crucial to the success of limiting the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.Since the World Health Organization
  • Paving the way: Air Force daughter looks back at family legacy of service

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Riley Fulton, a 509th Healthcare Operation Squadron medical logistics technician, comes from an Air Force family; her mother, father and stepfather served in the Air Force. Three years ago she made the decision to follow in her family’s footsteps.
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