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Default Air Force Logo 509th Med Group aims for re-accreditation
The 509th Medical Group will undergo an accreditation survey July 9 - 13. The clinic will be inspected by two agencies, a nine-member military Health Services Inspection team and a three-member civilian accreditation team from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc., to determine if accreditation should be retained by the
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2007
Whiteman Air Force Base Command Chief Old friend returns to Whiteman
A change in Whiteman leadership has taken effect as Chief Master Sgt. Brian Hornback became the 509th Bomb Wing command chief June 20. Chief Hornback is no stranger to the base; he was previously assigned to Whiteman from October 1997 to December 2001, first as a section chief in the 393d Bomb Squadron, then as the production superintendent and was
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE  BASE, Mo. -- Lt. Col. Anthony Murphy (foreground) and Maj. Chris Vance, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., taxi two F-4 Phantom IIs in Vietnam-era paint schemes in front of base operations July 2. The pilots participated in a four-ship, missing-man formation at retired Brig. Gen. Robin Olds funeral at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 30. General Olds shot down 13 enemy aircraft over Europe and became a triple ace 23 years later during the Vietnam Conflict when he downed 4 MIGS. He flew 152 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom as the wing commander of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand. General Olds' exploits as the creator and mission commander of Operation Bolo, the most successful aerial battle of the Vietnam conflict, has been documented in the recent History Channel Dogfights Special series, entitled "Air Ambush". (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch) Final respects

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2007
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE coverage follows college-bound students
College-bound family members of active duty or retired service members can take comfort that their TRICARE coverage will make the journey with them. Insurance industry studies have shown that as much as 10 percent of uninsured Americans are college students. As long as the sponsor remains eligible for TRICARE benefits -- active duty, retired or
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Secret to good customer service is no "Mystery" at the BX
Operating more than 3,100 facilities in more than 35 countries and 49 states requires the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to employ a variety of methods to track and improve customer service. AAFES' customer service department, for example, is engaged in an ongoing dialog with more than 11.5 million authorized military shoppers. In fact, AAFES'
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2007
Capt. Jason Mayne, 509th Communications Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Joe DellaVedova) Whiteman Spirit Award
Capt. Jason Mayne, 509th Communication Squadron information systems flight commander, received the Whiteman Spirit Award from Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander July 2. Retired Col. John Riffle, president of the Military Officers Association of America, nominated Captain Mayne for the award. "Captain Mayne is an outstanding member
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Children need mentors
The Knob Noster R-VIII School District has projected a need for at least 75 mentors for the next school year. Team Whiteman is currently capable of helping only a fraction of the children in need, according to Bob Berger, from the Whiteman Airman and Family Readiness Flight. People can help children in the school district by donating as little as
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2007
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Dawn McCoy, Parents as Teachers parent educator, (left) uses a hand puppet to play with Azucena Baclayon, daughter of Zela (far right) and Staff Sgt. Kaola Baclayon, 509th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Summers) Program helps child development
Whiteman was recently chosen as the only Air Force base to implement the Parents as Teachers-Heroes at Home program as part of a Department of Defense pilot program. The DoD selected Whiteman, along with 11 other installations, based on deployment cycles and the number of young families living at each location. PAT, an early childhood parent
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Default Air Force Logo Glamour glitz

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Default Air Force Logo 'Show Me State' Shows Greatest Support for Troops
When it comes to showing support for America's troops, Missouri is living up to its nickname as the "Show Me State" by sending nearly 4,000 Base and Post Exchange gift certificates to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines. "These numbers have far exceeded our expectations here at Whiteman," said Becky Stover, Whiteman Base Exchange manager. "We
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