131st Bomb Wing
The 131st Bomb Wing (131 BW) is a unit of the Missouri Air National Guard, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Knob Noster, Missouri. If activated to federal service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Global Strike Command. It is an associate unit of the active-duty Twentieth Air Force 509th Bomb Wing.
The 110th Bomb Squadron assigned to the Wings 131st Operations Group, is a descendant organization of the World War II 110th Aero squadron, established on 14 August 1917. Demobilized in November 1918, it was re-established on 23 June 1923 as the 110th Observation Squadron. The unit is one of the 29 original National Guard Observation Squadrons of the United States Army National Guard formed before World War II. It is the oldest unit in the Missouri Air National Guard, having almost 90 years of service to the state and nation.
Famous quotes containing the words bomb and/or wing:
“The man who throws a bomb is an artist, because he prefers a great moment to everything.”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)
“Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.”
—Charles Dickens (18121870)