Whiteman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located approximately 2 miles south of Knob Noster, MO; 10 miles west of Warrensburg, MO, and 70 miles east-southeast of Kansas City.
|Whiteman Air Force Base |
|Part of Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC)|
|Located near: Knob Noster, Missouri|
B-2 Over Whiteman
|Controlled by||United States Air Force|
|In use||1963 – present|
|Garrison||509th Bomb Wing|
|Elevation AMSL||871 ft / 265 m|
Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) (IATA: SZL, ICAO: KSZL, FAA LID: SZL) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Knob Noster, MO; 10 miles (16 km) west of Warrensburg, MO, and 70 miles (110 km) east-southeast of Kansas City.
The host unit at Whiteman AFB is the 509th Bomb Wing (509 BW), assigned to the Eighth Air Force of the Air Force Global Strike Command . The 509 BW operates the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, designed to be employed to strike high-value targets that are either out of range of conventional aircraft or considered to be too heavily defended for conventional aircraft to strike without a high risk of loss.
Whiteman AFB was established in 1942 as Sedalia Glider Base.