Tag: Whiteman Air Force Base

Whiteman Celebrates 30th Anniversary of B-2 Spirit’s First Flight
With its unique flying wing design and advancing avionics systems, the B-2 Spirit is more lethal and innovative today as it was 30 years ago. This year, Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) commemorates the 30th anniversary of the B-2 Spirit’s inaugural test flight on Jul. 17, 1989, from Palmdale to Edwards AFB, California.
The first ever video filmed inside the cockpit of the B-2 Stealth Bomber: One of the most secret places on earth finally revealed.
The historic video in this post shows B-2’s full array of instrumentation, as well as a dramatic in-flight refueling from inside the cockpit of America’s most secret aerial weapon.  For the first time in the 30-year history of the Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber program, video footage recently filmed in a B-2A “Spirit”...
High School Students help USAF Airmen to build part for B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber
The part was built in response to a recognized potential issue within the B-2 Spirit – the world’s most strategic aircraft. “We’ve been innovating since the Wright Brothers, since we first took flight,” said Brig. Gen. John J. Nichols, B-2 pilot and commander of the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) at Whiteman Air...
This A-10 Driver won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018
The top strafe award went to Capt. Sky Lesh due to his ability to put the most amount of bullets on targets during a specified time U.S. Air Force Capt. Sky Lesh, 354th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, won the top strafer award at Hawgsmoke 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base Oct. 17-20 2018. As explained by Airman 1st Class...
First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber retire from USAF
John and Jennifer began dating, though it was less than six months later that she left South Dakota for her next assignment to fly the B-2. It wasn’t long after that John also applied to fly the B-2 – something he said he would not have pursued if it weren’t for Jennifer On Sep. 7, 2018 during a joint retirement...
USAF selects locations for B-21 Raider bomber
The B-21 Raider will replace B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit bomber aircraft The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced that will bed down the B-21 Raider bomber at Dyess Air Force Base (AFB), Texas; Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota; and Whiteman AFB, Missouri. However, no decision has been reached on which base will be the first to receive the bomber. Using the current bomber bases will...
B-2 Spirit stealth bombers at Whiteman recently completed Exercise Global Thunder 2018, U.S. Strategic Command’s annual field training and command and control exercise "I'm the B-2 stealth bomber and this is my official Twitter account. Occasionally, the Whiteman Public Affairs folks borrow my account for important updates." This is B-2 Spirit Twitter bio. Yes, you've read well, the world's only stealth bomber has...
Cool photos show B-2 Spirit strategic bombers taking part in USSTRATCOM Ex. Global Thunder 18
The B-2 is one of the key aircraft used to support USSTRATCOM’s and Air Force Global Strike Command’s global strike and strategic deterrence missions B-2 Spirit strategic bombers at Whiteman recently completed Exercise Global Thunder 2018 (GT18), U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) annual field training and command and control exercise. As explained in the article Global Thunder 18: Team Whiteman participates in...
Taking control of the aircraft means Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV has now flown the only two currently operational B-29s, Doc and Fifi As we have already reported, on Jun. 9, 2017 grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV flew restored B-29 bomber Doc when the warbird made the trip from McConnell Air Force Base (AFB), to...
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV is the grandson of Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., who was commander of the B-29 Enola Gay on its mission to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan As reported by The Wichita Eagle, grandson of Enola Gay commander, Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, will be at the cockpit of restored B-29 bomber Doc (one...