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509th Engineering Group (509CEG)

Service or Branch: Air Force

Location: Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Knob Noster, MO

509CEG Website

STEM Fields: Civil Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

The 509th Engineer Squadron on Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), MO, Provides Excellence in Sustainable Facilities, Infrastructure Support, and Emergency Services; Enabling Strategic Deterrence, Combat Support and Global Strike ... Anytime, Anywhere! The Squadron maintains and operates a 5,566-acre base complex and provides engineering, alterations and new construction, fire protection, disaster response, and explosive ordnance disposal services for 3.98M sq. ft. of real property worth $1.1B. It protects and conserves natural resources, supports 890 housing units, and manages contracts in support of B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, A-10 Thunderbolt, and T-38 Talon aircraft, and AH-64 Apache aircraft. The squadron has 380+ military and civilian members and administers an annual infrastructure operations and maintenance budget over $28M. Members of this squadron also deploy worldwide in support of war mobilization plans.

Whiteman AFB is home to the 509th Bomb Wing, the 442nd Fighter Wing, the 131st Bomb Wing, the 1-135th Attack Battalion, the 20th Attack Squadron, as well as many other vital units that stand ready to serve the nation. The mission statement of the 590th Bomb Wing is to Execute Strategic Deterrence, Global Strike and Combat Support…Anytime, Anywhere! Whiteman holds the distinction as the only B-2 Spirit base in the world, and is rich in historical heritage. Primary weapons system: the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber. The 509th Bomb Wing plays a major role in America’s global power and long-range strike mission by developing a B-2 combat force capable of delivering rapid, decisive and survivable air power anytime and anywhere. The aircraft represents a dramatic advancement in technology and achievement of a major milestone in the U.S. bomber modernization program. It brings massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through previously impenetrable defenses.

Whiteman AFB is in central Missouri, an area many think of as the Ozarks, a state made famous by its seemingly endless streams. Others regard Missouri as merely an extension of St. Louis or Kansas City. Actually it is both and neither. Covering more than 44 million acres, Missouri is larger than all of New England. Whiteman AFB, somewhat removed from dense population, can still yield any product or service imaginable within an hour’s drive.

Numerous smaller communities surround the base, including Knob Noster and Warrensburg within two and 12 miles, respectively. Sedalia is 20 miles to the east. These communities’ affiliations are both historical and meaningful. Other surrounding communities include: California, Clinton, Cole Camp, Concordia, Higginsville, Holden, Independence, Jefferson City, Kansas City, La Monte, Lexington, Lincoln, Marshall, Versailles, Warsaw, and Windsor. Residents and merchants from these communities welcome military and civilian members and their families with open arms while providing great support through the Base Community Council.

Whiteman AFB maintains not only a vital deterrence and assurance mission, but also a robust relationship with the many supportive communities in the area. As you arrive at the home of the world's premier stealth bomber, know that you are about to become part of a unique tradition of superiority and excellence, at a base that traces its beginnings to the days of World War II. You are about to become part of Team Whiteman!