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Military Family Housing Winter Tips With the arrival of cooler weather, please remember these very important tips. Water hoses should be removed from outside water faucets and crawl space vents closed when outside temperatures fall below 32 degrees. Failure to do so may cause pipes to freeze and burst inside the house. Keep the thermostat set at 60
0 11/28
2007
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Tech. Sgt. Roy Chavez, a 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron assistant alpha flight chief, surveys an open field beyond the perimeter of the flightline here on Nov. 22. Security Forces members remain vigilant for enemy attacks despite the Thanksgiving holiday. Sergeant Chavez is deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. D. Clare) Sentries on Thanksgiving

0 11/26
2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Col. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Col. John Robinson, 509th BW vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback, 509th BW command chief master sergeant, serve Thanksgiving Dinner to members of Team Whiteman at the Ozark Inn Dining Facility Nov. 22. The dinning facility provided 150 active duty, dependants and retired Air Force individuals with turkey, roast beef, ham and the traditional side dishes such as stuffing, corn, mashed potatoes.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jessica M. Snow)
Leadership Serves

0 11/26
2007
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The following Department of Defense civilians retired at Whiteman during the period July through September. Aug. 1 - Galen Smith, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, 36 years of service Sept. 1 - Vicki Dickerson, 509th Contracting Squadron, 30 years of service Sept. 2 - Danny Brinkley, 442nd Maintenance Group, 24 years of service Sept. 30 - Charles
0 11/21
2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to base community council members Nov. 20. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Felicia R. Haecker) SECDEF revisits past at Whiteman
It was a homecoming of sorts as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates visited here Nov. 20 to meet with local community leaders and members of Team Whiteman. Secretary Gates first came to the base as a second lieutenant in 1967 when he was assigned to the 351st Strategic Missile Wing, which controlled 150 Minuteman II intercontinental ballistic
0 11/20
2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Senior Master Sgt. Vatema Ivy, 509th Services Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Paul Smith, 509th Maintenance Squadron, became Whiteman’s newest chief selects Nov. 14. The rank of chief master sergeant did not come into being until the authorization of the Military Pay Act of 1958. This act established the pay grades of E-8 and E-9, but without specifying titles for those pay grades. It wasn't until late 1958 that the title of chief master sergeant and the accompanying rank insignia was decided upon. By federal law, only one percent of the Air Force enlisted force may hold the rank of chief master sergeant. (Insignia provided by ITC(SW) MIke Purcell)

Newest chief selects

0 11/20
2007
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I wrote an article a few months ago and in it, I described Whiteman as "like its own little community with a store, gas station and all the other things we have on base." Along with being our own little community, we also have the problems other communities have - crime being one of them. You might think we don't have a crime problem on base and I
0 11/20
2007
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It's the time of year again when kitchens across the country are active as favorite holiday meals are prepared. It's a good time to stress the importance of following good sanitation and hygiene practices while preparing and serving holiday meals, to prevent food-borne illness. Millions of turkeys are served during the holiday season. Since all raw
0 11/19
2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Wanda Seward, 509th Bomb Wing, displays American Indian handcrafted baskets for display at the community activities center Nov. 15 in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, which runs through the end of November. The month is an opportunity to honor the many contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives and to recognize the strong and living traditions of the first people to call our land home. (U. S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephanie Clark) History on display

0 11/16
2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Airman 1st Class Cory Todd, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs, receives  a FluMist vaccination from Master Sgt. Matt St. Pierre, 509th Medical Operations Squadron, Nov. 16 at the base clinic. Active duty members are require to receive either the FluMist or a flu shot. For more information, call the immuzations clinic at 687-4304. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

The season is upon us

0 11/16
2007
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