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An explosive ordnance disposal team member assigned to the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron wears the air assault badge on his Airman Battle Uniform at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 21, 2016. Only Army and Air Force personnel are authorized to wear the badge upon graduating from the 10-day Army Air Assault School. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) Whiteman EOD Airmen earn air assault badge
Active Duty explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) Airmen assigned to the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, had the opportunity to join Army and Air National Guard and Reserve members at Camp Crowder, Mo., for the Army Air Assault School Course from May 2-13, 2016.The 10-day course is designed to prepare
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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks June is men's health awareness month
June is Men's Health Month and presents an opportunity to increase awareness about men's important men's health issues such as hypertension; obesity and heart disease; and skin, colon, prostate and testicular cancers.During this time, the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) and Military Health System (MHS) focus on preventive care by opening the
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Members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron and Missouri Department of Conservation prepare to inspect fish samples they collected from Ike Skelton Lake using electrofishing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 21, 2016. Electrofishing uses two electrodes, a cathode and an anode, which draw the fish closer to the boat, making it easier for them to be caught by a net. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) Electrofishing: balancing out the ecosystem

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Members of the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wash the Boeing B-29 Superfortress static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 10, 2016. Under the United States Air Force Heritage Program at Whiteman, all static displays are adopted by at least one unit to be properly maintained. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) Boeing B-29 Superfortress static display wash

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A customized cake waits to be cut during the Stars and Strikes Bowling Center grand opening at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 10, 2016. The new facility includes flat-screen monitors, large projectors, an expanded dining and kitchen area, and outdoor seating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla)  Stars and Strikes Bowling Center grand opening

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Makros, the 13th Bomb Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Beth Makros, the 509th Operations Group deputy commander, pose with a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 7, 2016. The Makros are one of only three married couples to ever both fly the B-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) Couple soars to new heights
A common idea for celebrating a wedding anniversary is to go out to dinner or see a movie. However, the Makros spent their 16th wedding anniversary flying B-2 Spirits, together, for the last time at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri."Sixteen years together. How else do you celebrate?" said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Beth Makros, the 509th
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A firefighter from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron makes adjustments to his gear prior to engaging with a simulated aircraft fire during a major accident response exercise (MARE) at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 8, 2016. The exercise is conducted to test readiness and response times in case of a major accident.  (US Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Whiteman holds MARE

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Carter, the 509th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks to attendees during the Whiteman Wreath Laying Ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia, Mo., May 21, 2016. The annual event honors 2nd Lt. George Whiteman, a Sedalia native and the namesake of Whiteman Air Force Base, who was killed at Bellows Field, Hawaii, during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Matthew Van Wagenen) Whiteman Wreath Laying Ceremony: an annual heritage connection
The heritage of Whiteman Air Force Base (WAFB) runs deep in west-central Missouri. Each year, the Whiteman Wreath Laying Ceremony in Sedalia, Mo., serves as a reminder of the connection between the base and the neighboring community.2nd Lt. George Allison Whiteman, a Sedalia native and the base's namesake, was killed on Dec. 7, 1941, as he
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lauren Palmer, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander support staff personnel craftsman, right, and her husband, David Roberts, reminisce on past trials and triumphs May 13, 2016. The couple told their story about the journey after Palmer was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) More than surviving
"Other people get cancer, not me," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lauren Palmer, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) commander support staff (CSS) personnel craftsman. "That will never happen to me."That's exactly what Palmer thought¬--even after she noticed a lump on the bottom of her neck in August 2014.She made a doctor's appointment to
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Members of Whiteman’s Honor Guard post the colors at the Police Week opening ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 16, 2016. National Police Week was established in 1962 to recognize law-enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the safety and protection of others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) Whiteman celebrates National Police Week

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