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A team of volunteers act as adversaries exiting a UH-60 Blackhawk during training at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 20, 2016. Their objective was to simulate an attempt to destroy Air Force resources on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) Whiteman on the ready
Training tested first and emergency responders in their ability to defeat a hostile force and identify hazards present at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 20 - 21, 2016.
0 10/03
2016
Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, spray a coating of paint onto an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) Aardvark static display goes "dark vark"
Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron tape off sections of an FB-111A General Dynamics Aardvark static display prior to repainting it at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance.
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2016
Veterans from the Missouri Veterans' Home and Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., pose in front of a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman, Aug. 26, 2016. After learning more about Whiteman’s mission, the veterans toured the B-2 Spirit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) Missouri Veterans' Home visits Team Whiteman
Veterans from the Missouri Veterans’ Home visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Aug. 26, 2016, to learn about the Whiteman mission and trade stories about their time in the service. The 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) hosted the veterans after Staff Sgt. Ryan Jardina, the NCO in charge of armor shop from the 509th LRS, decided to show
0 8/30
2016
U.S. Navy Adm. Cecil D Haney, U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) commander, speaks with 2nd Lt. Shannon Miller, an intelligence officer with the 157th Air Operations Group, Missouri Air National Guard at the “Next Generation Breakfast” during the seventh annual USSTRATCOM Deterrence Symposium, La Vista, Neb., July 28, 2016. The breakfast served as an opportunity for senior leaders to mentor junior personnel within the nuclear enterprise. (DoD photo by Steve Cunningham/Released) How Whiteman Airmen fit into the global nuclear deterrence mission
If you turn a wrench, inspect a small piece of equipment on the jet, feed the troops, ensure we get paid, take pictures of Airmen, administer health evaluations, build or maintain our facilities, or do any other of the hundreds of jobs and roles and tasks necessary to execute the Whiteman mission; you do, indeed, play a role in nuclear deterrence
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Harris, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, taxis in a B-2 Spirit aircraft Aug. 24, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Assurance and Deterrence
U.S. Strategic Command forces operate 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week detecting and deterring strategic attack against the U.S. and our allies.
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, stands ready before marshaling a B-2 Spirit aircraft at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 23, 2016. Smith was given the opportunity to marshal for Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets, the 509th Bomb Wing commander who flew in a Bomber Assurance and Deterrence mission, while visiting Airmen deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) 509th BW leaders play BAAD role
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, visit Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., during their deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Landley, a weapons team member from the 509th Munitions Squadron (MUNS), provides cover fire for Senior Airman Simon Joh, a weapons team member from the 509th MUNS, during shoot, move and communicate training at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 18, 2016. During the training, Airmen used simulation rounds to engage targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) 509th MUNS, SFS participate in shoot, move and communicate training
Airmen from the 509th Munitions Squadron participated in shoot, move and communicate training conducted by the 509th Security Forces Squadron to become familiar with denial and recapture support during contingency operations.
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U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft undergo pre-flight inspections prior to take off at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to conduct local sorties and regional training and integrate with regional allies in support of Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) B-2 Spirit displays presence during BAAD missions
More than 200 Airmen and three B-2s deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to conduct local sorties and regional training and integrate with regional allies in support of Bomber Assurance and Deterrence missions.
0 8/26
2016
Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention. #BeThere Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention
The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but you don’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.
0 8/25
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christina Peabody, a 509th Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) flight medicine technician, right, hands medication to Capt. Kallyn Harencak, a 509th MDOS flight surgeon, center, to treat a victim’s simulated abdominal injury during an active shooter exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 5, 2016. The medical technicians treated simulated wounds on the spot during the exercise, then triaged for further care. Know, Practice, Train
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christina Peabody, a 509th Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) flight medicine technician, right, hands medication to Capt. Kallyn Harencak, a 509th MDOS flight surgeon, center, to treat a victim’s simulated abdominal injury during an active shooter exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 5, 2016. The medical
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