On Friday, May 13, several members of the American Iron Car Club cruised to Whiteman Air Force Base, where they were greeted by members of the 509th Bomb Wing. After being checked out by the dog handlers and flight line security, they were allowed onto the base. At the visitors’ center they were greeted by two young airmen, A1C Devonn Williams and A1C Dominique McIvery, and the tour began. Club members were guided around the base and introduced to several of the Air Force’s powerful flying machines, including modern warfare’s A10 Warthog and B-2 Bomber. Photo opportunities were available so that members could take pictures with many of the aircraft. Making the club’s visit even more special is the fact that two of the AICC members, Sam Stout and Al Cox, served with the 13th bomb squad in Vietnam. American Iron would like to thank all of the Air Force personnel who made their visit such an amazing event, and especially Col. Brian Gallo, 509th OG, Maj. Zack Stewart and Col. Jeff Carter, Commander of 509th Security Forces.
American Iron Car Club members present were (from left) Ken and Linda Pate, Randy and Sally Heisten, Andy Gonzalez, Bill Bishop, Tammy McClellan and Bob Couch, Al and Marcia Cox, Johnny Neal, Gary Allison, Alice Lay and Sam Stout and Jim Swopes.