MISSOURI – The Air Force is working on releasing new bombers, B-21 Raiders.
Whiteman Air Force base was chosen as the second military base to recieve one of the bombers.
Missouri lawmakers expressed their excitement about the Air Force’s selection of Whiteman Air Force Base.
U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler said, “I am thrilled that Whiteman Air Force Base has been chosen as the second Air Force base to host the B-21 Raider. Whiteman’s long standing stealth expertise will help lead the way into the future as the Air Force procures this advanced capability. I will continue to support the B-2 mission and its critical modernization programs as the Air Force continues development of the B-21 program. As the only nuclear stealth bomber in our bomber fleet, it is critical that the B-2 remain operational until the B-21 is ready for service. This is an exciting moment for the Whiteman community and I am delighted this important aircraft will call Missouri home.“
Senator Roy Blunt said, “The U.S. Air Force made the right decision in selecting Whiteman as the home of the B-21,“ said Blunt. “The B-21 will add another proud chapter to Whiteman’s decades-long history of playing a vital role in defending our nation. This is a big win for our state and the local community, and it wouldn’t have happened without the dedicated men and women stationed at Whiteman. I’ll keep working to make sure every military installation in Missouri has the support and resources needed to keep our country safe.“