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Maj. Mark Riselli	509th MOS receives new commander
Maj. Mark Riselli, 509th Maintenance Operations Squadron commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Kelly Scott during a change-of-command ceremony June 5.Rank and Name: Maj. Mark Riselli Squadron: 509th Maintenance Operations Squadron Date assumed command: June 5 Previous assignment: Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho Time in service: 12 years
0 6/13
2007
Left to right: Carmelita Smith, daughter of Senior Master Sgt. Steve Smith 442nd Fighter Wing, James Sheppard, son of or Rob Sheppard 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, Sergeant Smith and Christara Smith, daughter of Sergeant Smith, took part in the 99.7 KYYS rock station’s effort to break a Guinness world record June 3 at America Ballpark in Kansas City. The event, which had more than 4,000 people in attendance, broke a record of the most guitar players playing the same song at the same time. A total of 1,683 guitar players formed up and broke the 15-year-old record on the first attempt of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Rob Sheppard) Strumming toward a record

0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo Troops to Teachers program earns award
Troops to Teachers, part of the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, was awarded The Met Life Foundation/ Civic Ventures BreakThrough Award May 31, one of 10 national award winners.According to the official release, the BreakThrough Award "is for innovative organizations that tap the passion and experience of people over 50 to
0 6/11
2007
Default Air Force Logo FDA advises consumers to avoid toothpaste containing harmful chemical
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China, and issued an import alert to prevent toothpaste containing the poisonous chemical diethylene glycol from entering the United States. DEG is used in antifreeze and as a solvent. Consumers should examine toothpaste products for
0 6/11
2007
R.D. “Smitty” Smith, Airman and Family Readiness Center, gives a financial management briefing to the FTAC class 07-J at the Professional Development Center June 6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch) PDC open for business
You can tell by the children splashing in the base pool, playing at the parks and perhaps by the lack of yellow buses in the mornings and the afternoons that school is out, but for the members of team Whiteman attending college, classes are just getting started. Students with State Fair Community College, Park University and Webster University are
0 6/07
2007
Kevin Williams, son of Staff Sgt. Kevin and Heather Williams, won first place at the Tantalizing Toddler contest held at the community activities center. The contest, which is held annually, features photos that are voted on by community center patrons. There were 11 children in the contest and all participants received a prize. (Courtesy photo) Tantalizing Toddler Contest

0 6/06
2007
As part of their curriculum, the child development center has begun a study of famous artists. This week they looked at the art work of Jackson Pollock, known for his experimentation in painting techniques and his abstract style.  Lisa Kimmel, who teaches art at State Fair Community College, offered to help the children create a work of art using Pollock’s techniques. Lisa furnished a large canvas; children were given brushes and different colors of paint and created their own action spatter painting.  We encourage all parents to share special talents with our children. Lisa plans to enter the painting in the children’s exhibit at the Missouri State Fair this summer and, according to child development center director Judy Van Boening, will be featured in the new child development center when it opens. (Photo courtesy of 509th Services Squadron) Artists in the making

0 6/06
2007
Default Air Force Logo Army sergeant qualifies for All-Guard marathon team
Army Sgt. Michelle Elliott, 1-135th Attack Battalion, competed May 6 in the Lincoln Marathon, and finished 8th among female contenders. "Race day conditions were not favorable," Sergeant Elliott said. "It was a dreary, drizzly day and contended with 30-40 mile per hour headwinds during the last half of the race I. cramped up near the 22-mile marker
0 6/06
2007
Maj. Jennifer Avery, 509th Operational Support Squadron, with the help of caregiver Shirley Witt, shows her son Avery  a book to teach him the basics of reading.

The Child Development Center, along with the Parent Advisory Board, held Parent Literacy Night for all families enrolled in the center.  Activities centered on how parents can promote literacy for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. (Photo courtesy of Samantha Jacobs)
Parent literacy night

0 6/05
2007
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE Offers Resources, Treatment for Alcohol Abuse
Don't Be 'That Guy' As part of a proactive outreach campaign, the Department of Defense launched "That Guy," a multimedia campaign with the goal of reducing excessive drinking among Service men and women, with a campaign reminder, "Don't be 'that guy' (or gal)!" Although "that guy" is the butt of many jokes, the affects of alcohol--particularly
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2007
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