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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Shonda Simes, the 509th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of food and beverage, right, works with Karen O’Camb, the Mission’s End club manager, to select the décor for the 2016 Women's History Month Celebration Breakfast at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 21, 2016. The theme for this year's celebration is Working to Form A More Perfect Union:  Honoring Women in Public Service and Government. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Marrero) Whiteman Warrior
Rank/name:  Master Sgt. Shonta SimesDuty Title:  NCOIC, Food and beverageHometown:  Jacksonville, FLYears in the Air Force: 16Question:  How do you, as a woman in today's military, find strength from the women who came before you?Response:  I find strength in those who served before me by "being excellent in all that I do" to uphold the historical
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Hodges, a 509th Bomb Wing staff paralegal, left, and his wife, Jill Hodges, play music before the National Prayer Breakfast at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 11, 2016. The National Prayer Breakfast is an annual event started in 1953 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in order to recognize America’s moral and spiritual values. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) Team Whiteman hosts 2016 National Prayer Breakfast
Celebrated on the first Thursday of every February, the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., began in 1953 by presidential mandate from Dwight D. Eisenhower.The event aims to bring U.S. leadership together to recognize the moral and spiritual values the nation holds dear.Nearly every military and civilian community across America, as well
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, the superintendent of Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE), briefs senior enlisted leaders during PACE training at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 4, 2016. The training included tips on bridging the Air Force core values and its mission to accomplish a higher level of professionalism through trust, loyalty and commitment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) On PACE: Bridging the Air Force core values with the mission
Trust, loyalty and commitment; these are the three enablers that connect the Air Force's core values to its mission.On March 4, 2016, Chief Master Sgt. Anthony Fisher, the superintendent of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE), visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to train enlisted leaders on how to achieve a higher level of
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Building supplies sit atop the new Whiteman Bowling Center lanes at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 23, 2016. Upon completion, the new Bowling Center will feature 16 lanes and a new entertainment system that will enable users to bowl traditional games or play a variety of modified game sets.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Miguel Lara)
New Whiteman Bowling Center nearly complete
Just across the intersection from the 509th Bomb Wing Headquarters building, the new Whiteman Bowling Center is nearing completion.The Bowling Center is a Quality of Life (QoL) initiative for Team Whiteman anticipated to open in mid-May 2016.Like the current Stars and Strikes Bowling Center, the new Bowling Center will also have 16 lanes.  However,
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Austin King, an instrument and flight control systems journeyman assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, receives a Chief’s Choice award at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 11, 2016. During the first ever, no-notice operational readiness exercise at Whiteman, King helped repair a landing gear conduit by replacing a 50-pin connector, which led to generating aircraft 11 hours under the standard time for Air Force Global Strike Command. During the past year, he also volunteered over 100 hours through opportunities like collecting 1,000 pounds of trash and debris through the Adopt-A-Highway program and coordinating three fundraising events as the dorm council president. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) AMXS Airman receives Chief's Choice Award

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A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., lands at an undisclosed location in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations March 9, 2016. While in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the B-2s will integrate and conduct training with ally and partner air forces and conduct a radio communications check with a U.S. air operations center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released) B-2 Spirits on Deployment to Indo-Asia-Pacific
Three B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations March 8.While in the Indo-Asia-Pacific, the B-2s will integrate and conduct training with ally and partner air forces, and conduct a radio communications check with a U.S. air operations center.This deployment will ensure bomber crews
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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Aaron Bradley, a 393d Aircraft Maintenance Unit specialist section chief, reviews technical orders prior to maintenance work on a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 18, 2016. As the specialist section chief, Bradley has oversight of over 80 personnel of the aircraft hydraulics section, propulsion section and electrical and environmental section. Bradley is also responsible for the maintenance of the 4,000 psi hydraulic system which operates the B-2 flight controls, landing gear, brakes, steering and weapon systems.  The maintenance performed by the hydraulics section ensures the B-2 is mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) 393d AMU: Specialists support B-2 Bomber readiness

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Wayne Kreimeyer, the 509th Maintenance Group (MXG) Research and Engineering (RE) flight commander, right, discusses circuit designs for a portable sensor tester with Tech. Sgt. Billy Doser, an RE technician with the 509th MXG, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 18, 2016. The tester, operated by micro-controllers, tests multiple sensors on hydraulic reservoirs from the B-2 aircraft by inputing a variety of voltages and displaying the results on an LCD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) RE Shop: Model for Fabrication
The 509th Maintenance Group Research and Engineer (RE) flight is tasked to provide engineer expertise for the 509th Bomb Wing, 131st Bomb Wing, the 442d Fighter Wing and 5 additional tenant units on Whiteman AFB. The RE shop prepares and evaluates modification and engineering change proposals, provides designs and 3-D models for fabrication, and
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman John Anderson, right, directs Staff Sgt. Jake Smith, both load crew members of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Unit, as a trainer weapon is loaded onto a jammer during the annual Weapons Load Competition at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 19, 2016. Load crew competitions help Airmen maintain their mission-readiness, ensuring they can perform at any given time. Whiteman holds Annual Weapons Load Competition

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas McClary, a weapons specialist from the 509th Munitions Squadron, performs a serviceability check on an H1125A bomb handling truck at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 12, 2016. Each component of the handling gear is inspected thoroughly to ensure it’s operational before using it to install a weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry) Whiteman Weekly Warrior
Meet U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas McClary, a weapons specialist from the 509th Munitions Squadron. McClary handles weapons and munitions for the B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He was born and raised in Spain and has served two years in the Air Force so far."I love my job because I have a direct tie to the B-2 mission," said
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