Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) is located in west-central Missouri, 70 miles outside of Kansas City, MO. Whiteman AFB was officially opened in 1942 under the original name Sedalia Glider Base, then several names thereafter and received its current name on December 3, 1955 in honor of Sedalia, Missouri native Lieutenant George A. Whiteman. Most notable for the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, planes from Whiteman AFB have been involved in some spectacular air attacks all across the globe throughout its existence.
Lieutenant Whiteman was one of the first American airmen killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 when his fighter aircraft was struck down during take off at Bellows Air Field. Throughout the 20th century, Whiteman AFB saw many tenants come and go but is currently headquarters to the 509th Bomb Wing division, operator of the B-2 Spirit Bomber that has seen four war campaigns since its first debut to the base in 1993.
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Call (816) 268-4025 to speak to Darren Copeland about buying a home near Whiteman AFB with your VA Loan.
Living near Whiteman AFB
If you’re stationed at Whitman for the next several years (The B2 program requests a minimum of 4 years) – it might make sense to buy a house with your VA loan. The VA loan will give you 100% financing and require no PMI. The great thing is that whether or not you plan to live in central Missouri forever, you can use your VA loan again if you move to a new primary residence.
If you’re on the market for buying a house near Whitman Air Force Base, below are a few communities near the base to check out:
- Knob Noster, MO (city, 4 miles away, that houses Whiteman AFB.)
- Warrensburg, MO (14 miles away from Whiteman AFB.)
- Sedalia, MO (21 miles away from Whiteman AFB.)
- Clinton, MO ( 37 miles away from Whiteman AFB.)