WALC awarded grant for Regional Housing Study

(Whiteman AFB, MO) The Whiteman Area Leadership Council (WALC) was awarded $30,750 through the Military Community Reinvestment Grant Program (MCRG). WALC is a 501c3 non-profit organization which was formed to bring regional communities, citizens, governments, organizations, state and federal offices and agencies together with Whiteman Air Force Base (WAFB) as strategic partners to make the region an even better place …

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WALC’s Vice President Wheeler elected to ADC Board of Directors

From: Knob Noster R-VIII School DistrictApril 22, 2021Knob Noster, Missouri WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The Association of Defense Communities (ADC) has elected Dr. Jerrod Wheeler, a Knob Noster, Mo. resident to its Board of Directors. Jerrod is the Superintendent of Schools for Knob Noster Public Schools (KNPS). KNPS is one of the nation’s 26 heavily military impacted schools, serving a 70% …

DED awards military communities grants to support programs

From: Missouri Department of Economic DevelopmentNovember 22, 2019Jefferson City, Missouri Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development awarded three organizations a total of $167,000 through the Military Community Reinvestment Grant Program. The Military Community Reinvestment Grant Program is designed to assist communities that support military bases and programs, encouraging coordination with federal defense agencies, developing action plans in advance of …

WALC visits Pentagon

In October 2018, Whiteman Area Leadership Council (WALC) President Jim Smith, along with WALC Directors Greg Frencken, Joe Scallorns, and Harold Stewart attended a community visit to the Pentagon.  Missouri Military Advocate Joe Driskill attended as well The group had productive meetings with several Senior Leaders of the Air Force, including U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson.  The group discussed …

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Soaring To New Heights: Air Force Partners with Knob Noster High School’s FIRST Robotics Team to Mitigate B-2 Issue

For Immediate Release – 12-21-2018 Contact Person: Tina Brant – Community Relations Director Company: Knob Noster Public Schools Knob Noster, MO – Innovate…Partner…Reduce Costs…Move Fast…Solve Problems! These were the directives handed down earlier this year to Brigadier General John Nichols, Commander of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, and his counterpart commanders across all Air Force Global …

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WALC partners with Hawgsmoke 2018

Whiteman Area Leadership Council (WALC) was proud to partner with the 2018 Hawgsmoke Committee, who hosted Hawgsmoke 2018, the biennial A-10 aerial gunnery competition held at Whiteman Air Force Base from 17-20 October. For more information including photos and results for this unique event, please visit the HAWGSMOKE 2018 page. SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES: Sponsorship opportunities are now closed. 

Whiteman lands B-21 Raider

FROM: DAILY STAR JOURNAL – WARRENSBURG DEREK BRIZENDINE Digital Content Director | May 2, 2018 WARRENSBURG — Whiteman Air Force Base will be home to the B-21 Raider bomber, the U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler shared the news with the Whiteman Air Force Base Community Council Wednesday afternoon. “It was certainly a moment of pride and just so …

WALC, Community Leaders meet with Senator Blunt’s Legislative Assistant

From: WALC Staff WARRESNBURG, MO – On March 28, 2018 WALC and community leadership met with Dan Burgess, Senator Roy Blunt’s [R-MO] Military Legislative Assistant. The event provided an opportunity for Burgess to meet with community leadership to discuss important issues regarding Whiteman Air Force Base (WAFB), including: 1. Military Construction Needs at WAFB 2. Education 3. Quality of Life 4. Military Friendly Initiatives