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Default Air Force Logo Eclipsing the 1,000-hour mark: B-2 pilot joins select group
It takes years for a B-2 pilot to fully master the skills necessary to employ one of the world's most powerful weapon systems. And in the B-2 community reaching 1,000 flying hours is a milestone few have achieved. "A pilot reaching 1,000 flying hours in the B-2 is a significant landmark for the person and the program," said Lt. Col. Frank Cavuoti,
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2007
Default Air Force Logo FAA Aviation mechanic certification
Whiteman became the 16th Air Force Base to earn the capability of administering the Federal Aviation Administrations aviation mechanic certification examinations March 15. Ongoing efforts by the base training and education center, for more than one year, culminated in the center meeting all requirements and receiving authorization to provide three
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Former CMSAF meets Airmen, gives leadership tips
Several Whiteman Airmen received a lesson in leadership and management last week from a man who spent the much of his Air Force career teaching the subjects. Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert Gaylor spoke at the Chief recognition banquet March 9 on the techniques and importance of successful management and leadership. Five senior
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Thrift shop gives back, saves money
Shopping can be a frustrating and expensive venture. Having to drive out of town only to find that what you are looking for is out of your price range can be a waste of time and gas. The Whiteman Thrift Shop offers an alternative to the disappointment and frustration often associated with shopping. The thrift shop is "a volunteer team coming
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Videos keep military close to home
Thousands of military men and women send videos to their children. But the latest trend features the parents as the stars of the videos. Children see and hear their parent reading a storybook to them, from thousands of miles away. It's part of United Through Reading®, an organization that takes the sting out of long-term separations during military
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Air Force discontinues decals
As of Feb. 9, Whiteman Air Force Base no longer issues the DD Form 2220 or registers privately owned vehicles. Prior to the actions that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, the way to enter an installation was the simple process of an individual at the gate seeing the current decal visible on a vehicle and waving them on. "No personal contact, no ID check.
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2007
Default Air Force Logo PDC opens doors to Airmen
After nearly two years of anticipation, key education and base leaders got together Feb. 2 to celebrate the opening of the Professional Development Center, a $12.66 million construction that six education agencies will soon call home. The ribbon cutting ceremony dedicated this new 76,000 square foot building, which will house the Airmen Leadership
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Mission RED FLAG: Commander's vectors
Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander visited Nellis Air Force Base this week to see first-hand Whiteman Airmen in action as they prepared B-2s to execute strike missions during the RED FLAG exercise. In a meeting with Airmen at the Nellis Crosswinds dining facility, General Biscone asked maintainers and operators for feedback about
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2007
Default Air Force Logo RED FLAG Sharpens war-fighting skills
Four B-2s and 135 people deployed from the 13th Bomb Squadron Jan. 12 to join personnel from 23 United States and United Kingdom bases for a RED FLAG exercise at here. "RED FLAG is a large force integration exercise designed to give pilots and maintainers a taste of combat," said Lt. Col. Bill Eldridge, 13th BS commander. "RED FLAG simulates the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo MOPP levels, gas mask facilitate protection
From the inception of the first gas-mask, military members have been wearing protective equipment in high-threat areas. Initial gas-masks were nothing more than a hood with wet-cloth to filter out chlorine, and can't even compare to the technology used today to protect the modern military war-fighter. Mission oriented protective posture levels,
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2007
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