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Whiteman's Public Affairs and Visual Information offices will began working hand-in-hand Aug. 1. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Gary Stevens) Public Affairs and Visual Information merger to enhance strategic communications
A new era of Air Force communication capabilities began Aug. 1 at Whiteman as the Visual Information shop started the process of merging with the Public Affairs office. "The merger is happening because in a world of 24-hour news cycles and instant communication there is a real-time demand to tell the Air Force story to the public," said Maj. Joe
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Using TRICARE and VA together for your benefit
Retired Service members may be eligible to use either TRICARE or the Department of Veteran's Affairs benefits for health care services. Veterans choosing between the two programs should compare the co-payments and other financial responsibilities to make the right decision for each individual's situation.TRICARE and VA benefits and coverage may
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Using TRICARE benefits with other health insurance
For family members covered by both a TRICARE plan and other health insurance, knowing how to use the two together will help ensure that claims are processed quickly and correctly.TRICARE, in most cases, will pay second to the OHI. However, TRICARE is the primary payer for beneficiaries entitled to a public program like Medicaid, the Indian Health
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Left to right: Senior Airman David Leonard, 509th Maintenance Squadron, receives the Whiteman Spirit Award from Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander, July 30. (U.S. Air Force Maj. Joe DellaVedova) Whiteman Spirit Award
Senior Airman David Leonard, 509th Maintenance Squadron, received the Whiteman Spirit Award from Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander, July 30. Maj. Mary Teeter, 509th MXS commander, nominated Airman Leonard for the award. Airman Leonard responded to a critical situation that helped ensure the safety of a Missouri Veterans Home
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Default Air Force Logo 73 Whiteman members promoted in August
Seventy-three Team Whiteman members received new stripes during a promotion ceremony Aug. 1 at the Mission's End. They are: Airmen Jose Acevedo and Stephen Hilton, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron Daniel Pensiero, 509th Security Forces Squadron Airman 1st Class Oswaldo Escobedo, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Daniel Hadder, 509th
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Default Air Force Logo Whiteman BX and SoBe ‘Mini’ sweepstakes offers big prize
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and SoBe beverages are giving Whiteman shoppers a chance to "get in gear" with an opportunity to win a 2007 Mini Cooper. Authorized base exchange shoppers can enter the "SoBe Mini Cooper Giveaway" at the Whiteman BX from Aug. 1 - 31. "Skip the dealerships," said Becky Stover, BX store manager. "Getting a new
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Default Air Force Logo Wing announces quarterly award winners
The 509th Bomb Wing honored second quarter award winners during a breakfast at the Mission's End July 26. The winners are: Company Grade Officer Capt. Andrew Huckstadt, 509th Maintenance Operations Squadron, is the Company Grade Officer of the Quarter. The lead B-2 mechanical engineer was selected to work in the wing control center during the
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Jerry Davenport helps Matthew Gangemella, son of Master Sgt. Gregg Gangemella, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Sharon Gangemella, 509th SVS, casts a fly line into Ike Skelton Lake during a youth fishing class July 24. For other events check www.whitemanservices.com (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)
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On the fly

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Robert Heidenreich (front) and Staff Sgt. Joshua Hollingshead, both from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, race across the base pool in the S.S. Minnom to a 1st place finish with a time of 14 seconds during the 509th Services Squadron’s Build-a-Boat contest July 20. More than 10 teams had 40 minutes to construct race-worthy boats of cardboard and duct tape. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

Build a Boat

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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Julia Hale nears the finish line during the inaugural Whiteman Youth Track and Field Meet July 14. There were 47 youth, ranging in ages from 5 to 15-years-old who participated in 14 events. “This is the first year we have held a track and field meet for the youth here,” said Mike Orrison, 509th Services Squadron sports and fitness director. "The event was run by many volunteers from different squadrons on base." The highlight of the meet was the youth versus the parents in a 4-by-110-yard tricycle race, Mr. Orrison said. (Photo printed with permission of Michael Orrison)

An inaugural success

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