WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member
of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, today commended the U.S.
Air Force’s announcement that Whiteman Air Force Base will be the second base
to receive the B-21 bomber.
“The U.S. Air Force made the right
decision in selecting Whiteman as the home of the B-21,” said Blunt. “The B-21
will add another proud chapter to Whiteman’s decades-long history of playing a
vital role in defending our nation. This is a big win for our state and the
local community, and it wouldn’t have happened without the dedicated men and
women stationed at Whiteman. I’ll keep working to make sure every military
installation in Missouri has the support and resources needed to keep our
As a member of the Appropriations
Committee, Blunt successfully advocated for more than $2 billion for B-21
research in the FY 2019 government funding bill.
B-2 will be replaced with the B-21 beginning in the mid-2020’s.