Yesterday Christian, Alex and I had the opportunity to tour Whiteman Air Force Base, home of the B2 Stealth bomber. It was a much more in-depth tour than most people get, because our family group was so small. I’ll try to keep my wordiness to a minimum so you can just enjoy pictures:
Whiteman also housed a nuclear command center during the Cold War, which controlled Minuteman missile silos dotted all over west, central, and southwest Missouri.
Wow! Who pulled the strings to get you in there? 😉 A friend of mine from the Lackland AF band ended up marrying an officer who became a Stealth pilot and, eventually, an instructor so she had all kinds of stories to tell. They’re halfway around the world now. Anyway, after looking at your pictures, I feel compelled to say, “HOO-RAH, AIR FORCE!” (We had to shout that after completing each obstacle on the “Confidence Course” in basic training.) =)
So…does Alex want to become a fighter pilot now? Does Christian???? (It’s hard to beat the sight of a man in a flight suit!)
Hehehe…This is a perk of having a mom in politics; she arranged the tour for the family, and we are all well aware that it’s an experience we will probably never have again, since she’s term limited out now.
Alex wants to be an astronaut, so fighter pilot seems like a logical step on the path, n’est-ce pas? 🙂
Very cool! You guys are so lucky to have got that close 🙂 A memory to savor!
I have a friend who saw a stealth at Wright-Patt, and she said the same thing – it doesn’t look real the way they’re painted. I’d love to see one up close.
Wow, My husband really likes looking around bases like that because he did a lot when he was a kid. Also, when he was a kid he had a toy set of planes and rockets. Thanks for sharing