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Staff Sgt Alyson Venegas, Senior Airmen Linda Wilson, and Senior Airman Logan Bennett, 99th Medical Group Aerospace Medical Technicians, stand with CMSgt Steven Cum, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force (CMEF) and Enlisted Corps Chief, Office of the Surgeon General. U.S. Air Force, CMSgt Tracy Washington, and CMSgt John Yun at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, Nev., March 1, 2018. Venegas, Wilson, and Bennett attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 1, 2017, when a gunman opened fire on concert-goers, causing the deadliest mass casualty incident in modern American history. While under continuous fire, Venegas, Wilson, and Bennett provided lifesaving trauma interventions to victims of the mass casualty shooting. (U.S. Air Force photo) Three Nellis Air Force Base Airmen display bravery and heroism during the tragic Las Vegas shooting
On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on concert-goers attending the 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., killing 58 and injuring 450 people. Amid the chaos and confusion, three Air Force medics attending the concert leapt into action.
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2018
Airmen were able to seamlessly transition between platforms, which prevented a loss of MQ-9 capabilities for combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Thompson) Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: Combat RPAs bring the future faster
As the official retirement of the MQ-1 Predator approaches, many people reflect on the new and innovative capabilities it provided on the battlefield over its tenure. Its shift from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to a multi-role platform, further shaped the outlook of senior leaders and combatant commanders alike. The MQ-1 revolutionized the Air Force’s use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in dynamic situations, inevitably paving the way for an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
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2018
Members of Whiteman Leadership School 18-B gather for a class photo at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 15, 2018. ALS is a five-and-a-half week-long course that prepares Airmen to become noncommissioned officers. Congratulations to Whiteman's newest ALS grads!
Members of Whiteman Leadership School 18-B gather for a class photo at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 15, 2018. ALS is a five-and-a-half week-long course that prepares Airmen to become noncommissioned officers.
0 2/23
2018
Members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron are trained to operate large vehicles Feb. 14 , 2017, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Heavy Operations: 509th CES prepares full squadron for vehicle certification
Members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron are trained to operate large vehicles Feb. 14 , 2017, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The training was conducted to ensure all Airmen of the squadron are familiar with the vehicles associated with the daily tasks done within the CES. The training included traditional and nontraditional vehicle training,
0 2/23
2018
A visual screening test is shown in and out of focus to demonstrate the potential results of receiving photorefractive keratectomy eye surgery to enhance vision. The optometry clinic at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., performs exams to determine the eligibility of active-duty service members to receive the operation through the Warfighter Corneal Refractive Surgery program. If an Airman is a candidate for surgery, they can opt to go to any of the seven surgery centers across the United States. Hindsight is 20/20: Don’t miss your opportunity for PRK
It has been a little over two years since my vision correction surgery at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. I didn’t walk away with any superhuman powers, but after a week of recovery, I was officially at 20/20 vision … finally!
0 2/23
2018
Maj. Scott Thallemer, perioperative nurse and robotics coordinator with the Institute for Defense Robotic Surgical Education (InDoRSE), trains Maj. Gen. Timothy Leahy, 2nd Air Force commander, on the da Vinci X surgical system used in robotics surgery at the Keesler Medical Center, Sept. 26, 2017, on Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. InDoRSE is working with the Air Force Research Lab to understand trust between surgical teams and the robot in order to improve on the training program. Trust is a key factor in determining proper use of such innovative technology as surgical robots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Air Force Research Lab studies trust between surgical teams and robots
The Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been studying how surgical teams gain trust in new robotic surgery technology to improve training, and expand the adoption of improved surgical techniques.
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2018
Members of Team Whiteman participate in the first extramural hockey practice at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 17, 2018. Hockey sticks were available for members who did not have their own gear and jerseys were used to distinguish the teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla) Set a goal: Airmen start up street hockey at Whiteman
When it comes to February’s bitter winds, many would agree that they are an unpleasant side effect of winter and that outdoor sports are out of the question until things warm up. However, for those who enjoy playing the rough and tumble game of hockey, an icy breeze signals it is once again time to pull the equipment out of the closest for another season of fun.
0 2/23
2018
A collage of photos illustrating members assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron standing in their respective flight formation and on-the-job shots of defenders at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., through 2017. Whiteman SFS awarded 2017 AFGSC Outstanding Security Forces Unit
There is no standard expectation for the day when you’re on alert 24/7 as a security forces member. Posted at each gate, entry control point, and mobilized around the installation in various roles, it takes a large group to safeguard the assets at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Over the past year, the 509th Security Forces Squadron exhibited unparalleled vigilance in accomplishing their mission. The Air Force recognized their many accomplishments by naming them the 2017 Air Force Global Strike Command Outstanding Security Forces Unit Award winners.
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2018
72d TES centennial celebration 72d TES holds centennial celebration
The 72d Test and Evaluation Squadron hosted a centennial celebration on Feb. 17, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The event was held to celebrate the 100 years the 72d TES has operated. During the event guests learned the history and purpose of the 72d TES from speakers U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Benjamin Pancoast, commander of the 72d TES, and
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2018
Senior Airman Kimberly Deveau (left) at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany consults with geneticist, Capt. (Dr.) Mauricio De Castro, staff medical geneticist at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., using the Clinical Access Station, Feb. 1, 2018. The tele-genetics pilot program connects patients directly to specialized genetic counselors and geneticists from other locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Successful tele-genetics pilot makes genetic counseling easily accessible
A new telehealth program is expanding access to expert genetic counseling by making it available remotely, connecting families with trained genetic specialists who can help interpret their results.
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2018
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