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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Jesse Swiderek, 509th Maintenance Squadron, drives hard down the court after getting a rebound during a game against Sheppard Air Force Base at the base gym Jan. 12. Sheppard beat Whitman 115- 97 on Jan. 12 and Whiteman came back Jan. 13 and defeated Sheppard with a score of 82- 78 bring their record to 4 and 6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Snow) Home hoops

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Staff Sgt. Nichole Heine, 509th Operations Group, Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback, 509th Bomb Wing command chief master sergeant, pose for a photo after Staff Sgt. Heine is Stripes for Exceptional Performance promoted to technical sergeant Jan. 11. STEP promotions are reserved for staff sergeants to master sergeants, and presented selectees who have had approved recommendations by their commanders and meet the following criteria: candidates have performed outstanding in their duty section, are involved in off-duty activity in local communities, worked on self-improvement, and have been recognized for their job or non-duty performance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica Snow)

Stepping up

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Spc. William Allen (U.S. Army photo/Mrs. Regina Turner) Allen presented flag for being youngest member of deploying unit
One of the long-standing traditions of the Missouri National Guard is the presentation of a Missouri state flag to the youngest member of a deploying unit. Spc. William Allen, 21, of Lathrop, received the Missouri flag at the Afghanistan Agribusiness Development Team's Deployment Ceremony on Jan. 5.The flag will be flown during the deployment and
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, watches his son, Cadet 3rd Class Michael Harencak pin a star on his uniform. His daughter, 2nd Lt. Megan Harencak, also pins on the new rank as his wife, Tanya Harencak looks on. General Harencak was officially promoted by retired Maj. Gen. Jack Catton Jr. in a ceremony here Jan. 4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Clark) Shining star brightens air power
The Air Force's newest general officer, brandishing two new sparkling stars, paused as he addressed the 509th Bomb Wing as a general for the first time. "This is Awesome," said Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, who was officially promoted to brigadier general in a ceremony here Jan. 4. Retired Maj. Gen. Jack Catton Jr.
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Default Air Force Logo Tops In Blue
Get ready for a fantastic night of free entertainment! Tops In Blue, the premiere entertainment showcase of the U.S. Air Force, will perform its 2007 edition of Tops In Blue musical show entitled "The Fly By" at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri on January 31, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. "It's a
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2008
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. John Hass, 509th Munitions Squadron, gets his new technical sergeant stripes put on by Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback, 509th Bomb Wing command chief master sergeant during his Stripes for Exceptional Performance promotion Jan. 7. STEP promotions are reserved for staff sergeants to master sergeants, and presented selectees who have had approved recommendations by their commanders and meet the following criteria: candidates have performed outstanding in their duty section, are involved in off-duty activity in local communities, worked on self-improvement, and have been recognized for their job or non-duty performance. (Photo printed with permission of Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback) Stepping up

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Banks talks to members of the 509th Comptroller Squadron about career field transformation, professional development and assignments Dec. 21. Chief Banks is the Executive for Enlisted Matters for the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management & Comptroller. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch) Future force

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Maj. Kenneth Bottari, 509th Munitions Squadron commander, Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander and Major Michael Fitzgerald, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of the new Igloos in the Weapon Storage Area Jan. 7. The munitions igloo project broke ground in May 2006 as a joint effort between Army Corp of Engineers, 509th Security Forces Squadron, and 509th MUNS. The completion of the igloos created 10,000 square feet of floor space to house a variety of bombs and other munitions items.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel A. Park) Grand opening

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Maj. Ryan Link, 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron assistant director of operations, carries some of his personal gear to the awaiting vehicle that will take him to the aircrew flight equipment section. There, Major Link will be issued his survival gear before he is taken to his pre-flighted jet. In this feature article, Major Link provides rarely seen insight of the many things it takes to run an operational flying squadron and in particular shares the contributions of the Airmen who comprise the aircrew flight equipment shop. (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven Wilson) How many souls to make a Spirit soar?
The 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed here from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., routinely demonstrate their global reach capability by flying the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber in sorties close to 24-hours in duration. These flights often involve dropping weapons on targets located at training ranges in Alaska or Hawaii, and require support from
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, watches his son, Cadet 3rd Class Michael Harencak pin a star on his uniform. His daughter, 2nd Lt. Megan Harencak, also pins on the new rank as his wife, Tanya Harencak looks on. General Harencak was officially promoted by retired Maj. Gen. Jack Catton Jr. in a ceremony here Jan. 4. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Clark) Star bright

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