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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Col. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, says goodbye to Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Sinclair, 509th Munitions Squadron, as 509th BW Airmen prepare to deploy Oct. 7 in support of the continued bomber presence at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The continued bomber presence is designed to enhance regional security and demonstrate U.S. commitment to the Western Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel A. Park) Goodbye Whiteman Hello Guam

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Smokey the Bear waves as the Whiteman Fire Prevention Week Parade goes through base housing with fire trucks from Whiteman and other communities Oct. 7. Whiteman Fire Prevention Week is provided for member of Team Whiteman to know the importance of fire safety Oct. 7 – 13. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch) Fire Safety

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Master Sgt. Kenneth Curtis, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, places a sandbag into a backhoe bucket during a bunker building project Oct. 2. Sergeant Curtis is deployed from the 509th CES at Whiteman Air Force Base, to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Douglas Olsen) Warriors dig in the desert

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Default Air Force Logo TRICARE Reserve Select deadline extended
Did you miss the Sept. 30 deadline to re-enroll into TRICARE Reserve Select? Previously enrolled and eligible Reserve Component members still have until Nov. 29 to re-enroll in TRS and still have continuous TRICARE coverage. Members who want a retroactive coverage effective date of Oct. 1 must include the premium payments for all months of
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2007
(Center) Col. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, signs his contribution for the 2007 Combined Federal Campaign as Capt. Robert Hershner (left), 509th Bomb Wing CFC manager, and Tech. Sgt. Justin Mandeville (right), 509th BW Staff CFC representative, look on. CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges can be made by military donors during the campaign season, which runs from Oct. 4 - Dec. 15, to support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/A1C Stephen Linch)

CFC campaign kicks-off

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – (Center) Col. John Vitacca, 393d Bomb Squadron commander, receives the guidon of the 393d BS from Col. Thomas Bussiere (left), 509th Operations Group commander, during a change-of-command ceremony Oct. 3. Colonel Vitacca, who was previously assigned to the 509th Operations Support Squadron here, replaces Col. Paul Tibbets (right), who moves on to Brussels, Belgium, where he will be the Chief of the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Policy Branch at NATO Headquarters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Clark) 393d receives new commander
Lt. Col. John Vitacca, 393d Bomb Squadron commander, took command from Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets, during a change-of-command ceremony Oct. 3. Rank and Name: Lt. Col. John Vitacca Squadron: 393d Bomb Squadron Date assumed command: Oct. 3 Previous assignment: 509th Operations Support Squadron Time in service: 17 Years Commissioning source: ROTC, Texas
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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri honored Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines prior to kickoff versus Illinois State Sept. 22. School officials recognized members of the armed forces during military appreciation day ceremonies. The Tigers beat Illinois State 38-17 to garner a top 20 ranking in the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Charles D. Larkin Sr.)                           For those who serve

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ALI AIR BASE, Iraq -- Left to right: Capt. Jodi Kelsey, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron, recites the Oath of Enlistment to Staff Sgt. Kim Howard, 509th Security Forces Squadron, Sept. 27 at Ali Air Base, Iraq. (Photo printed with permission of Staff Sgt. Kim Howard) Warrior Airman takes oath

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Annie Cruz, arts and craft center employee, operates the laser engraver at the center Sept. 14. (Photo printed with permission of Mike Pelikan) Arts and crafts center engraves memories
Serving in the Air Force provides Airmen and their families with a unique opportunity to tour countries and live in states they normally wouldn't get to visit. While working and achieving awards at their respective assignments, service members frequently are awarded plaques and mementos to remind them of their accomplishments. The Whiteman Arts and
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Default Air Force Logo 52 Team Whiteman members promoted in October
Fifty-two Team Whiteman members received new stripes during a promotion ceremony Oct.1 at the Mission's End. They are:                          Airmen Ralph Dagza and Justin Gonzalez, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Michael Moser, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron James Williams, 509th Medical Support Squadron Corey Koch, 509th Security Forces
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