whiteman air force base http://kbia.org en Missouri leaders consider the state's military future http://kbia.org/post/missouri-leaders-consider-states-military-future <p></p><p>Missouri Military leaders gathered in Columbia today to discuss the current and future landscape of the armed forces in the state, as the federal government&nbsp; plans to make cuts to defense spending. One of the main messages from panelists: that different stakeholders in that state must work together toward creating a “military friendly” environment in the state.</p><p>“It’s gonna have to be a team effort going forward. It can’t just be a Fort Leonard Word effort, it can’t just be a Whiteman effort, it can’t just be a Rosecran effort, it can’t just be a Jefferson Barracks effort. It has to be a&nbsp; statewide effort… It’s bigger than any just one location anymore,” said Mike Dunbar with the Missouri Military Preparedness and Enhancement commission. Dunbar was one of the panelists at the forum.</p><p>U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler hosted the event, which brought together representatives from the military and the communities in Missouri that surround the military bases in the state, to discuss the impact of a possible Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Tue, 13 Aug 2013 20:06:39 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 38762 at http://kbia.org Missouri leaders consider the state's military future Activist takes anti-drone message on the road http://kbia.org/post/activist-takes-anti-drone-message-road <p>Anti-war activist Brian Terrell is traveling the country educating people on the United States use of unmanned military drones.</p><p>Terrell was one of three men arrested for trespassing at Whiteman Air Force Base last April. A Federal Judge found him guilty and he will begin his six-month federal prison sentence on November 30.</p><p>Last April, a group of 40 people were protesting peacefully against the use of unmanned drones at the Whiteman Air Force Base.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:27:50 +0000 Janet Saidi 24733 at http://kbia.org Activist takes anti-drone message on the road Mo. drone protesters found guilty of trespassing http://kbia.org/post/mo-drone-protesters-found-guilty-trespassing <p>Two anti-war activists have been convicted in federal court of misdemeanor trespassing at central Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base to protest the use of unmanned military drones.</p><p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:47:36 +0000 Associated Press 20918 at http://kbia.org Mo. drone protesters found guilty of trespassing Missouri Anti-war protesters going on trial http://kbia.org/post/missouri-anti-war-protesters-going-trial <p>Two anti-war protesters are going on trial in federal court on misdemeanor charges of trespassing at central Missouri's Whiteman Air Force Base.</p><p>Ron Faust is a retired minister from Kansas City and Brian Terrell is a member of the Catholic Worker Movement from Maloy, Iowa. Their trial is scheduled Monday in U.S. District Court in Jefferson City.</p><p>Faust and Terrell were charged after entering the base near Knob Noster without permission in April during an organized protest of the use of unmanned military drones. Their lawyers said the men planned to plead not guilty.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:44:50 +0000 Associated Press 20861 at http://kbia.org Missouri Anti-war protesters going on trial Mo. congressional reps. oppose any base reductions http://kbia.org/post/mo-congressional-reps-oppose-any-base-reductions <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Three members of Missouri&#39;s congressional delegation say programs at the state&#39;s largest military bases are too important to cut or move elsewhere.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:59:24 +0000 Associated Press 11816 at http://kbia.org Mo. congressional reps. oppose any base reductions Newscast for March 27, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-march-27-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Thousands gathering for rallies in Jefferson City</li><li>A jobs announcement in Mexico, MO</li><li>The stealth bombers at a Missouri Air Force Base are getting some expensive updates</li></ul> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:49:09 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 11350 at http://kbia.org Newscast for March 27, 2012