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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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Col. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, signs this year's fire proclamation as Smokey the bear and Sparky standby Sept. 29. Fire Prevention Week has been declared as Oct. 7-13, and the Whiteman Fire and Emergency Services Flight has planned several events to further educate the base populace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory Todd) Basic fire escape planning
Each year during the week of October that includes the 9th, fire officials across the country strive to raise awareness concerning fire safety. This year is no exception, as the Whiteman Fire and Emergency Services Flight has planned several events to further educate the base populace, and looks forward to working with everyone on base during this
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Default Air Force Logo Delta Dental wins renewed contract
Delta Dental of California announced Sept. 27 the TRICARE Management Activity of the Department of Defense awarded the company a new five-year contract to continue to administer the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program. The TRDP, authorized by Congress as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1997, offers affordable dental
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A posted sign near Spirit Gate reminds vehicle operators they cannot talk on cell phones while driving on base. (Photo printed with permission of Tech. Sgt. Raul Betancourt) Safety between the lines
As a Whiteman member and fellow Wingman, we have the responsibility to keep each other safe by watching out for one another while at our home station or deployed and preventing the next mishap. On the road, in or out of the vehicle, is a prime time for us to be vigilant in protecting our Air Force family members and ensuring we are following the
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Default Air Force Logo Employment site empowers job candidates
Applying for a job with the Department of Defense's oldest and largest exchange service is now easier than ever before thanks to an expanded, online career center. With opportunities in retail, food service, procurement, information systems and more, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's revamped career center offers targeted entry-level, hourly
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Default Air Force Logo New TRICARE Reserve select program begins Oct. 1
Oct. 1 marks the first day of a new and simplified TRICARE Reserve Select health care plan. Current TRS members who do not enroll into the restructured program risk losing continuous TRICARE coverage for themselves and their families, as active re-enrollment is required and is not automatic. The current TRS program ends Sept. 30. Current Enrollees
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