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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jade Hernandez, a 509th Security Forces Squadron security response team member, practices firing an M249 automatic rifle at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Nov. 14, 2016. During the week-long training, 80 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., will qualify on the M249 and 65 on the M240B light machine gun. Shooting for success
During the week-long training, 80 Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., will qualify on the M249 and 65 on the M240B light machine gun.
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Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, left, shakes hands with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyler Gorman, a crew chief from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, before flying in a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 8, 2016. During James’ visit to Whiteman, she learned more about the wing’s role in strategic deterrence, held an all call, and flew in a B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) SecAF visits Whiteman
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited here Nov. 7 - 9, to engage with civic leaders and meet with the Airmen of the world’s only B-2 stealth bomber base.
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A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) prepare to take off from the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct 30, 2016, during exercise Global Thunder 17. AFGSC supports U.S. Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) global strike and nuclear deterrence missions by providing strategic assets, including bombers like the B-52 and B-2, to ensure a safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force. Global Thunder is an annual training event that assesses command and control functionality in all USSTRATCOM mission areas and affords component commands a venue to evaluate their joint operational readiness.(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andy Kin) The force behind the bombers of Global Thunder 17
The 608th Strategic Operations Squadron and Task Force 204 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., provide the behind-the-scenes connectivity that support the nuclear bomber and reconnaissance generations for exercise Global Thunder 17.
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (right) provides remarks during the U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 3, 2016. Carter, who presided over the change of command, congratulated Gen. John E. Hyten (seated right) on his appointment as the new USSTRATCOM commander. He also thanked Adm. Cecil D. Haney (seated center), outgoing USSTRATCOM commander, for his service. Additionally, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford (seated left) provided remarks during the ceremony and presented the Joint Meritorious Unit Award to USSTRATCOM. Hyten previously served as commander of Air Force Space Command, and Haney will retire from active military duty during a separate ceremony in January. One of nine DoD unified combatant commands, USSTRATCOM has global strategic missions assigned through the Unified Command Plan that include strategic deterrence; space operations; cyberspace operations; joint electronic warfare; global strike; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; combating weapons of mass destruction; and analysis and targeting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady) U.S. Strategic Command welcomes Hyten as new commander
Gen. John E. Hyten assumed command of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) from Adm. Cecil D. Haney during a change of command ceremony here, Nov. 3.
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U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits assigned to Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) prepare to take off from the runway at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct 30, 2016, during exercise Global Thunder 17. AFGSC supports U.S. Strategic Command's (USSTRATCOM) global strike and nuclear deterrence missions by providing strategic assets, including bombers like the B-52 and B-2, to ensure a safe, secure, effective and ready deterrent force. Global Thunder is an annual training event that assesses command and control functionality in all USSTRATCOM mission areas and affords component commands a venue to evaluate their joint operational readiness.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Strategic deterrence is a daily occurrence
Members of Team Whiteman recently completed Global Thunder 17 (GT17), a U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) annual field training and battle staff exercise.
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Members of Team Whiteman gather for a group photo prior to the start of the fire prevention finale parade at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 15, 2016. Fire prevention week is an annual event recognizing fire safety hazards and ways to prevent them from happening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Educating & informing: FPW finale at Whiteman
Fire prevention week is an annual event recognizing fire safety hazards and ways to prevent them from happening.
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Members of the 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) hold up the intramural flag-football championship trophy at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 17, 2016. The 509th SFS won the championship game by defeating the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with a final score of 30-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) 509th SFS wins back-to-back flag-football championships
The 509th Security Forces Squadron won the 2016 intramural flag-football championship game by defeating the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron with a final score of 30-16.
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Default Air Force Logo U.S. Strategic Command’s Exercise Global Thunder set to begin
U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) headquarters staff, components and task forces will participate in exercise Global Thunder, which starts Oct. 24.
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Hundreds of military families attended a free tailgate and game during Military Appreciation Day at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 8, 2015. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, thw 509th Bomb Wing commander, performed a coin toss before the start of the game. UCM Military Appreciation tailgate and game
Hundreds of military families attended a free tailgate and game during Military Apprecaiation Day at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg, Mo., Oct. 8, 2016. U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, performed a coin toss before the start of the game.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Devin Pope, 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) training instructor, left, demonstrates the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test with Airman 1st Class John Cabral, 509th SFS member, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 30, 2016. As part of Standard Field Sobriety Test used by SFS when a driver is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, patrolmen carry out HGN tests during which they check a driver’s eyes for indications of impairment. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Matthew Van Wagenen) Combating DUIs: 509 SFS keeps Team Whiteman safe
Members of the 509th Security Force Squadron (SFS) are tasked with the mission of defending the strategic deterrence mission at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. A key element of the SFS mission is ensuring that all drivers on the installation abide by the law.
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