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Skelton commends Whiteman Air Force Base on recent successful inspection
Skelton commends Whiteman Air Force Base on recent successful inspection

Congressman Ike Skelton
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 5, 2009) — House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) sent a letter to Brig. Gen. Robert E. Wheeler, Commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, to commend the 509th Bomb Wing on successfully completing its Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection.

Air Combat Command Inspectors gave the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base an “excellent” rating after a 12-day Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection that concluded on Oct. 23. The rating means that the 509th Bomb Wing, the U.S. Air Force’s sole B-2 Bomber unit, remains certified to perform its strategic nuclear deterrent mission.

Skelton wrote to Wheeler, “I commend you and the entire 509th Bomb Wing on your performance during this critical inspection. Your leadership and your airmen’s professionalism are reflected in the results of this inspection. As you know, our nation depends on you to meet the highest standards and take the utmost care when working with the weapons in our strategic arsenal. The men and women of the 509th Bomb Wing have done our nation proud.”

A copy of Skelton’s letter is attached.
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November 4, 2009

Brigadier General Robert E. Wheeler
Commander, 509th Bomb Wing
509 Spirit Boulevard, Suite 509
Whiteman Air Force Base, MO 65305

Dear General Wheeler:

I understand that the 509th Bomb Wing recently and successfully completed a Nuclear Operational Readiness Inspection, receiving an excellent rating and remaining certified to perform its strategic mission.

I commend you and the entire 509th Bomb Wing on your performance during this critical inspection. Your leadership and your airmen’s professionalism are reflected in the results of this inspection. As you know, our nation depends on you to meet the highest standards and take the utmost care when working with the weapons in our strategic arsenal. The men and women of the 509th Bomb Wing have done our nation proud.

With best regards, I remain
Very truly yours,
Ike Skelton, Chairman
House Armed Services Committee

Congressman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) serves as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Congressman Skelton’s website is at www.house.gov/skelton.

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