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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Vallejo earns a B-2 Spirit incentive flight on June 5, 2018 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Whiteman NCO of the Year flies in B-2
As the Spirit of Indiana touched down on the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base on May 5, 2018, 3-year-old Brayden Vallejo clapped excitedly, exclaiming, “That’s my dad! My daddy’s in there!”
0 6/15
2018
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Yanny Nguyen, a defender assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron, holds the U.S. flag during a flag folding ceremony in remembrance of the six fallen Airmen of Charlie Fire Team at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 10, 2018 Charlie Fire Team: Honoring the past with the future
On June 11, members of the 509th Security Forces Squadron and former 352nd Missile Security Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, honored six fallen Airmen on the 36th anniversary of the UH-1F Iroquois crash in rural Missouri.
0 6/15
2018
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Whiteman AFB units work together to ensure tornado preparedness
Missouri’s tornado season is here. While tornadoes occur year round, peak season in this area is late spring through early summer. Experts agree preparation is paramount, which means units across Whiteman Air Force Base work together to ensure a fast response to tornado threats.
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2018
Members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron natural resources section and the Missouri Department of Conservation survey the fish population in the North Lake at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 5, 2018. The team also evaluated the Ike Skelton, Bear and Nugent Lakes on base to measure the amount of algae present and water temperature to ensure a balanced ecosystem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla) What kind of fish are in the base lakes?
Keith Donaldson, a natural resources manager assigned to the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, and members from the Missouri Department of Conservation surveyed the fish population in the Ike Skelton, Bear, Nugent and North Lakes at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, June 5, 2018.
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2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Lear, an Air Force Repair Enhancement Program technician assigned to the 509th Maintenance Group, removes the damaged layers from a circuit board at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, on May 29, 2018. AFREP technicians attend certification courses at David-Monthan AFB, Arizona, to be qualified to perform electronic repairs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla) Do you have broken equipment laying around the office? Don’t throw it out!
The Air Force strives to make every dollar count. The high cost of replacing devices is a large portion of installations’ annual budget so Airmen are encouraged to repair broken items, rather than tossing and replacing them. That’s precisely what the Air Force Repair Enhancement Program does.
0 6/06
2018
Seven materiel management Airmen from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, visited the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Whiteman AFB this month as part of a two-day Airman exchange program. 509th LRS hosts Airmen exchange program
Seven materiel management Airmen from Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, visited the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Whiteman AFB this month as part of a two-day Airman exchange program. For the past few years, Whiteman’s 509th LRS and Scott’s 435th and 437th Supply Chain Operations Squadrons have participated in this program, where Airman
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2018
B-2 performs flyover before the 2018 Indianapolis 500 B-2 wows crowds at Indy 500

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2018
U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians participate in the Full Spectrum EOD Warrior Challenge Test for the best: Full Spectrum EOD Warrior Challenge
Sweat poured down their faces as they threw their body armor, helmets and gloves on top of their uniforms. The heat and humidity couldn’t distract them as they took their positions behind the weapons. They laid motionless, waiting to pull the trigger. Then came the all clear. Loud, powerful booms from their machine guns filled the air. One by one the bullets came flying out from the barrels of the guns, flying through the air until they collided with the targets.
0 5/30
2018
TACP; tactical air control party; JTAC; joint terminal attack controller; Whiteman; free fall; UH-60; 18th ASOG Gung ho! TACPs conduct training with Whiteman aircraft
They are a pilot’s eyes and ears on the ground.They are TACP, or tactical air control party. These Airmen are often embedded with the U.S. Army but communicate with personnel from all branches of the armed forces, which includes calling in airstrikes and helping coordinate air support missions with pilots.About 20 TACPs from installations around
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2018
A response vehicle assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron has its lights flashed by a Whiteman youth during Police Week, May 17, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Whiteman honors National Police Week
A response vehicle assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron has its lights flashed by a Whiteman youth during Police Week, May 17, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. During Police week, the 509th SFS hosted a display of vehicles and equipment prevalent to the daily work and duties of the Airmen within the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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