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Default Air Force Logo Whiteman members attend presidential speech
More than 10 members of Team Whiteman, dressed in either the desert uniform or the new Airmen Battle Uniform, were invited by the Veteran's of Foreign Wars to attend a speech by President George Bush at the Kansas City Convention Center Aug. 22. President Bush spoke about the current progress in Iraq and the future of the United States' role there.
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Left to right: Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander, retired Chief Master Sgt. Mel Bockelman and Airman Basic James Williams, 509th Medical Support Squadron, cut the cake at the Air Force Ball Aug. 18. It is an Air Force tradition to have the most senior ranking Airman and the youngest Airman cut the cake. Chief Bockelman is wearing his Army Air Corps Class “A” uniform with the Eisenhower battle jacket, which was designed by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower during World War II. This year’s ball commemorated the Air Force’s 60th Anniversary, and was held at Elliott Union on the University of Central Missouri campus. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Park) Air Force Ball commemorates 60th anniversary

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Left to right: Country music performer "Big Kenny," part of the duo who make up Big & Rich, sits in a T-38 trainer while Tech. Sgt. Victor Ware, 509th Operations Support Squadron assists him Aug. 16. The Big & Rich members, who have demonstrated their support for the military at numerous public concerts and events, got a chance to say “Thank you,” to troops and recognize them for their service during a forum in the roll call room. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)   
"Big & Rich" star pays visit to troops

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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE Mo. - Left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback, 509th Bomb Wing command chief, Senior Airman Nicholas Sheff, 509th Maintenance Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Bill Davis, 509th MXS and Top 3 president, present the Whiteman Top 3 Association Most Valuable Player Award to Airman Sheff Aug. 16.  Airman Sheff  was instrumental in repairing a $6-million test station and obtained permission to complete five depot-level repairs. He also had two technical order changes approved saving the Air Force $500,000 per year. He volunteered for a deployment to Qatar to prevent his peers from leaving their families over the holidays, manages the flight's safety and security programs and was the first avionics test station and components apprentice at Whiteman to be upgraded to his 5-skill level in less than 12 months. The Top 3 MVP award is given each month to any staff sergeant or below throughout the wing. This is the Top 3's way to formally recognize an enlisted individual who epitomizes mission accomplishment, teamwork and esprit de corps for the men and women of the 509th Bomb Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Brett Cousino)

MVP Award

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2007
Default Air Force Logo 509th Comm Squadron has new look
Communications squadrons throughout the Air Force are undergoing a complete restructuring, which the 509th CS will have completed by Sept. 1. The biggest benefit is gaining improved customer service through centralization. Information management and information security, for example, are now in building 53 under the plans and resources flight. A
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Col. Gloria Twilley, 509th Medical Group commander, passes the guidon of the 509th Medical Support Squadron to Lt. Col. Matthew Escher during a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 13. Col. Escher was previously assigned to the 42d Medical Group at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.  Lt. Col. Jon Welch, the former 509th MDSS commander, moves on to Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, to become the 366th MDG deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Lauren Padden)
509th MDSS receives new commander
Lt. Col. Matthew Escher, 509th Medical Support Squadron commander, took command from Lt. Col. Jon Welch during a change-of-command ceremony Aug 13. Previous assignment: 42d Medical Operations Squadron primary care flight commander, Maxwell AFB, Ala. Time in service: 14 years Commissioning source: Direct Family: Wife, Marsha How does the squadron
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - The Whiteman Heritage Foundation is restoring this World War II-era CG-4A troop/cargo glider to be displayed at Whiteman. The CG-4A was the most widely used U.S. glider of WWII. For additional information or to support the foundation please contact Larry Smith at (816)405-6211 or lrsmith@ctcis.net. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback) Heritage restoration

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2007
Default Air Force Logo 208 Team Whiteman members selected for promotion
Air Force officials selected 15,130 of 36,608 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 41.33 percent, up 5.46 percent from last year. "The promotion opportunity for this year is outstanding," said Chief Master Sgt. Rusty Nicholson, the enlisted promotion branch chief at the Air Force Personnel Center at
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Mary Gunn walks with her daughter, Faith, as they prepare for the first day of school at Whiteman Elementary School Aug. 16. The school would like to remind parents and motorists to help them make this another safe school year. For more information, call 563-3028. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Rob Hazelett) Kids, teachers return to school
School is back in session, and Whiteman Elementary School would like to provide parents and other drivers some tips to help them make the children's arrival and dismissal as safe as possible. When picking up children - Stay in your vehicle when in the circle. The students will load from the sidewalk only. - Park in the lot when coming inside to
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2007
WHITEMAN AFB, Mo. - Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander, delivers an inspirational speech to Airmen and family members from the 509th Security Forces Squadron before the troops head out on a 365-day deployment plus two-month pre-deployment training Aug. 14. "This message was spot-on for what the 16 troops and Airmen will be facing," said Chief Master Sgt. Robert Rush, 509th SFS. "They will be part of a 180-person team training the Iraqi police in downtown Baghdad. These young Airmen are primed and ready to go - we are so proud of them." (Photo printed with permission of Chief Master Sgt. Robert Rush) Warriors answer the call

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