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Default Air Force Logo Don’t let ticks ruin your summer
As warmer weather approaches, people spend more time outdoors. From neighborhood barbecues to hiking and camping, people are making the most of the warmer weather. However, Missouri has a plethora of insects that will also enjoy people being outside, especially the tick!
0 6/30
2017
To enhance club membership, Air Force Clubs is rolling out a new member portal to provide a tailored app, real-time event notifications, club specials, digital ID club card with a print option and dues payment options. To learn more, visit www.myairforcelife.com. Officials urge retirees to transition club membership to virtual portal
For many Air Force retirees, a club membership is one way to stay connected to the service they love. Air Force Services Activity officials are encouraging retirees to activate their new Air Force Club Member Portal accounts before losing that connection.
0 6/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo The fighter
It’s 7 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016. I have the weekend off. Tonight is my club’s motorcycle event. So I head over to the hotel and start setting up. My buddy calls and asks if I can have some water bottles ready for him. I put my helmet on, tighten the straps, hold the ignition and crank the handle on my bright red bike. As I approach the intersection, the smallest voice tells me to turn left and just go to the convenience shop. Instead, I turn right and head for the gas station. Before I know it, I’m forced to make the fastest, and possibly most important decision of my life. I slam on my back brake as a car illegally turns in front of me. Do I dodge left and hit the semi, or cut right into oncoming traffic?
0 6/27
2017
Members of the Knob Noster Stealth Panther Robotics Team, demonstrate how the team competes at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 14, 2017. This was the team’s inaugural year, and they competed in multiple competitions including the Missouri State Competition and the World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taylor Phifer) Rise of the machines
After thousands of hours and long nights of planning, designing and building two robots, a dream became a reality. It was unlikely for a small high school robotics team in the middle of Missouri to make it all the way to the World Championships, but this team possessed a tremendous amount of desire and commitment that made it happen.
0 6/23
2017
A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson) Historic first for Air Force strategic bombers
A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at Royal Air Force Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command’s strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously in the European Theatre, demonstrating the flexible global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl Jenson)
0 6/12
2017
Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conducts pre-flight checks on Doc, a restored B-29 Superfortress, June 9, 2017, on McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Tibbets’ grandfather, retired Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets Jr., piloted the ‘Enola Gay,’ during WWII and dropped the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara Fadenrecht) Grandson of Enola Gay pilot flies refurbished B-29 Doc
Wichita’s beloved B-29 Superfortress, Doc, took to the skies yet again June 9, from McConnell Air Force Base, this time with an added aspect of historical significance and Air Force heritage.Sitting in the co-pilot seat was Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, 509th Bomb Wing commander. Taking control of the aircraft means he has now flown the only two
0 6/09
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Ricardo Zuniga, a weapons load crew member from the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, fastens a clamp on a curl bar while working out at the new flightline gym at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 30, 2017. The new flightline gym features two treadmills, an elliptical and a row machine, a D-Gym multiuse station, free weights, incline, decline and flat benches, a Smith Machine, and spin bikes. It also features newly mounted fans on the walls, and a sound system equipped with satellite radio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) Flightline fitness: One-stop shop for gains
Maintainers and flightline personnel put in long hours working to keep the B-2 Spirit ready to roll at a moment’s notice. They work lengthy and strenuous shifts. On top of that, add the time it takes to get in and out of the entry control points and onto one of the most secure flightlines in the Air Force. This makes squeezing in a workout during your shift nearly impossible, which could result in failed physical training (PT) tests and a decrease in unit morale.
0 6/09
2017
A B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxis the runway at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 9, 2017. Strategic bomber missions enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Air Force B-2 "Spirit" Stealth Bombers arrive in UK
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers joined B-1B Lancers and B-52H Stratofortresses June 9 to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations.
0 6/09
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch, the 338th Combat Training Squadron assistant flight chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Mallette, the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron chief enlisted manager, both assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., speak during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month forum at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 6, 2017. During the event, Buch shared her experiences as the first transgender Airman on flying status to complete the transition process under the new policy and the importance of communication to create an open environment. The open forum allowed members of the audience to ask questions about her journey to gain a better understanding of the new policy. It also provided a leadership perspective on how together they navigated the year-and-a-half long process that helped mold the current policy today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) Stronger for it: Offutt Airman shares her journey with support of command team
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch, the 338th Combat Training Squadron assistant flight chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Mallette, the 55th Intelligence Support Squadron chief enlisted manager, both assigned to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., speak during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month forum at Whiteman Air Force Base,
0 6/09
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, far right, the 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, gathers with members of Team Whiteman around a display featuring Trinitite at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 2, 2017. Trinity Site is where the first atomic bomb was tested on July 16, 1945. With a power equivalent to around 21,000 tons of TNT, the bomb completely obliterated the steel tower on which it rested. The intense heat melted the New Mexico desert sand into a light green, glass-like substance which was later named “Trinitite.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) “Trinity Tavern”: Renamed with Reason
Oftentimes, on installations with deep historical roots, one may hear of a building being renamed to honor a person’s memory or their contributions. The Mission’s End club at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, is following suit – with a twist: The new name will commemorate more than one person, by memorializing several moments in the history of the U.S. military.
0 6/09
2017
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