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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andrew Curtis, center, a quality assurance inspector assigned to the 509th Maintenance Group, stands with Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, and senior leadership after being notified of his immediate promotion to technical sergeant at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 11, 2016. Through the Stripes for Exceptional Performance (STEP) program, Curtis competed at the MAJCOM level and was one of eight selected to be promoted from the rank of staff sergeant to technical sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) A STEP above the rest: MXG Airman selected for promotion

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Saulsberry, (left to right), Senior Airman Detroy Brooks, and Airman First Class Andrew Dutton, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, perform final inspection on a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016, prior to take off during Red Flag (RF) 16-1. RF, based out of Nellis AFB, Nev., allows participating units to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures as well as improve interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) B-2 aircraft demonstrates capabilities during Red Flag 16-1

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Airmen with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels section fuel a B-2 Spirit between flights at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 2, 2016, during Red Flag (RF) 16-1 exercise. RF, held at Nellis AFB, Nev., is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Whiteman Airmen ready B-2 aircraft during Red Flag 16-1

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U.S. Air Force  Tech. Sgt. Michael Carbajal, the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) NCO in charge of individual protective equipment (IPE), inspects an M4 Carbine rifle prior to being issued at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 3, 2016. A member of Team Whiteman can be issued either a Beretta M9 pistol or M4 Carbine rifle by the 509th LRS IPE section for a deployment or training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) Trained, equipped, ready to defend and avenge
When Airmen deploy or engage in hazardous duties they rely on their equipment and knowledge to survive and thrive.The 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) individual protective equipment (IPE) section's mission is to ensure members of Team Whiteman are fully prepared before departing for deployment.The IPE section provides Airmen from the 509th
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zackary Demeter, a 509th Munitions Squadron Resource Advisor, approaches the finish line during the Resolution 5k run at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 29, 2016. Following the run, the fitness center held an information expo with representatives from support agencies to help individuals reach their 2016 goals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Whiteman Resolution 5k run

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Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 24, 2016. Members of the 442d Fighter Wing will meet their wing’s A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Patrick AFB, Fla., to provide close air support during a combat search and rescue exercise. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployed areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) 442d prepares for CSAR exercise

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Members of Team Whiteman stand with Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, his wife, Kim, and AFGSC Command Chief Master Sergeant Calvin Williams next to a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 19, 2016. While touring the aircraft, AFGSC leadership met with Airmen to hear about weapon systems available to the world’s premier stealth bomber. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) AFGSC commander visits Whiteman
Gen. Robin Rand, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, his wife Kim, and Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams, AFGSC command chief, visited here Jan. 19 - 21, to meet with the Airmen of the world's only B-2 stealth bomber base.During his visit, Rand spoke with Airmen and leadership from the 509th Bomb Wing, the 131st Bomb Wing, the 442nd
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A collection specialist with the American Red Cross marks a donor’s arm as part of the donation process during a blood drive at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 13, 2016. The blood donation is a four-step process: registration, medical history and mini-physical, followed by the donation.  Each donation of 1-pint can contribute to saving up to 3 lives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Whiteman holds blood drive with ARC

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Jones, a 509th Force Support Squadron in-flight kitchen manager, hands a meal to a customer at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 20, 2016. Jones earned the 509th Mission Support Group Supervisor of the Year award through his mentorship and willingness to help his subordinates on and off duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Marrero) Weekly Warrior
Meet U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Daniel Jones, a 509th Force Support Squadron Touch and Go in-flight kitchen manager and winner of the Mission Support Group's Supervisor of the Year for 2015.Raised in Cranberry Township, Pa., Jones has travelled the world during his eight years in the Air Force, with three in-theater deployments under his belt. Jones
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The 509th Bomb Wing legal office offered IRS tax training center volunteers at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Jan. 19, 2016. Trainers used variety of guides to teach volunteers how to properly file tax returns. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Marrero) Tax season approaches
It's that time of the year again-- time to file income taxes.  The Internal Revenue Service announced that the nation's 2016 individual income tax filing season opened Jan. 19, with more than 150 million tax returns expected to be filed this year. Certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistants at the tax office will help members of Team Whiteman
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