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Missouri Air Force Bases (1)


  • Whiteman AFB Johnson

  • Whiteman Air Force Base is operated by the Air Force Global Strike Command and located in Johnson County, near Knob Noster, Missouri. It was built in 1942 and is currently home to the 50th Bomb Wing. This unit is in charge of operating B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers and is tasked to eliminate targets of high-value in conditions where conventional bombers cannot reach the target zone or where the area is heavily defended posing high risks to incoming conventional aircraft. Whiteman AFB is named after Second Lieutenant George Allison Whiteman, who died while attempting to take off with his P-40 Warhawk during the attack of Pearl Harbor making him the first US airman to die in combat in World War II.

Missouri Army Bases (1)


  • Fort Leonard Wood Pulaski

  • Fort Leonard Wood is a US Army post located in the Ozarks of Missouri. It was established in December 1940 and named after General Leonard Wood, who was the former United States Chief of Staff. Fort Leonard Wood is currently the premier Engineer training Center of the United States Army. Fort Leonard Wood first served as an infantry training base and later became an engineer training post in 1941 in response to the establishment of the Engineer Replacement Training Center. Leonard Wood is a boot camp. Due to the Base Realignment and Closure commission, a majority of the US Army Engineer Schools were moved to Fort Leonard Wood. Other units that were also transferred to Fort Wood are the US Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, the US Army Chemical Corps, and several Military Police Corps Schools.

Missouri Marine Corps Bases (1)


  • MC Mobilization Command Kansas City

  • The Marine Corps Mobilization Command serves as the main operations arm for the United States Marine Corps Reserves. The MC Mobcom was created through the reorganization of the former Marine Corps Reserve Support Command in 2004. The transition was completed in 2005. The main task of the Mobilization Command is to call to duty and dispatch the various Marine Corps Reserve units around the the country. These reserve units are tasked with providing support and additional personnel for the main Marines force. The Mobcom regularly communicates with these units to ensure that they are always ready to respond to calls from the main command. The Mobcom’s main headquarters is near Belton in Kansas City, Missouri.