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The 509th Medical Group recommends all beneficiaries planning to travel to Zika virus-affected locations report to the Whiteman Public Health office to start a travel-medicine consultation. (Courtesy illustration) Travel precautions to prevent Zika
Locally-transmitted Zika virus infection has not been reported in the continental United States, but cases of Zika have been reported in returning travelers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a total of 388 laboratory-confirmed cases in the United States as of April 20, 2016. Of the 388 travel-associated infections, 33
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Recipients of the Whiteman Spouses’ Club education award gather for a group photo following a luncheon at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Knob Noster, Mo., April 24, 2016. Each year, profits made by the Thrift Store and other fundraising endeavors at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., are donated to the Scholarship Awards Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) 
Earning an education with the Whiteman Spouses' Club

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Default Air Force Logo Standing united: SAPR program provides avenues for recovery
During a traumatic experience, it might be hard to know to whom to turn. Dealing with a sexual assault can be a very isolating experience, especially for service members who may be away from their support system at home.However, Airmen can rely on their Air Force and Department of Defense (DOD) family to provide support at any time. The Air Force
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Misty Moreno, 509th Force Support Squadron section chief management, reviews a member’s deployment documents during CONSTANT VIGILANCE 16 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 12, 2016. Whiteman participates in training operations and exercises on a constant basis to ensure force readiness to perform nuclear deterrence operations and long-range strike missions when called upon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry) Poised and ready: Whiteman Airmen participate in annual AFGSC exercise
The ability of the U.S. military to respond quickly and effectively to real-world situations stems from the training and exercises it conducts.Total Force Airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings (BW) participated in exercise CONSTANT VIGILANCE 16 (CV16) at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, April 8-13, 2016, as part of the annual AFGSC training
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U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jovan D. Banks Social media savvy
Social media is no longer the "new thing." With nearly three out of four internet-using adults using social media, it is a normal part of life for most Americans, including most members of the military.As an Airman, you are well within your rights to use social media. Everything you post on any social media platform is a reflection of you, and
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A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flies over Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., before the start of the Kansas City Royals opening-day game April 5, 2016. More than 30 Airmen from Whiteman performed a flag detail that accompanied the flyover. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) B-2 Spirit opens up opening day

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A table setting displays informational pieces on prominent women in U.S. armed forces’ history at Whiteman Air Force base, Mo., March 30, 2016. The Women’s History Breakfast followed the Women’s History Month theme, which was “Working for a More Perfect Union.” Women's History Month Breakfast

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U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph Shannon III, the 90th Operations Support Squadron assistant director of operations of weapons and tactics, tours the retired Oscar-1 missile alert facility at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 14, 2016. Members of the 90th Missile Wing visited Whiteman for a week as part of the Bomber Missile Exchange Course, which allows the organizations to learn from each other through scheduled visits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) Partners in deterrence: “Sister base” Airmen visit Whiteman
Members of the 90th Missile Wing (MW) at F.E. Warren Air Force Base (AFB), Wyoming, visited Whiteman AFB, Missouri, to observe how the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings (BW) execute vital strategic deterrence missions on a day-to-day basis and during heightened-alert operations.The 90th MW and the 509th and 131st BWs are participating in a "sister-base"
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) James McCoy, the sixth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, speaks with Airman Leadership School students at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 1, 2016. McCoy answered questions and shared stories of his time in the service with the Airmen.  McCoy was also the guest speaker at the Chiefs’ Recognition Ceremony that evening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry) Chief McCoy visits Whiteman

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Missouri Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Isabell, a crew chief, left, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Marcus Moore, a standardization instructor pilot, middle, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Moore, a standardization instructor pilot, all assigned to the 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion Army Aviation Support Facility #1, perform pre-takeoff inspections on a UH-60 Black Hawk at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 1, 2016. The Black Hawk is a utility helicopter capable of performing search and rescue operations and medical evacuations, and carrying external loads, cargo and passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michaela R. Slanchik) UH-60 Black Hawks touch down at Whiteman
Many may know the Black Hawk helicopter from their favorite military movie. As it prepares to land, the rotors swirl dust, dirt and debris around brave men and women who are geared-up and carrying weapons as they sprint toward the helicopter to take on the day's mission. Maybe you've seen the Black Hawk sport its ability to carry a Humvee across a
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