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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Delay, Airman 1st Class Andrew Dutton, Staff Sgt. Ian Linker, Senior Airman Edwin Mendoza, Tech. Sgt. Thomas Reid, Senior Airman Juli Taylor and Senior Airman Shawn Thomson, all crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, embody the Air Force core value of Service before Self when they traveled from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 1 to 8, 2017, to Texas in support of hurricane relief efforts. Lending help: AMXS Airmen travel to Texas to provide hurricane relief
Can you imagine the fear of knowing you lie in the path of a storm threatening to turn your world upside down? Of pondering how long you may be without food … water … electricity? I know I can’t. Sweeping and powerful rains accompanied by thundering booms. The deafening noise of objects being forced by the wind against homes and other structures. The water slowly, but surely creeping in. The fear in another’s eyes as they wonder if they will survive. Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on Aug. 25, 2017. The violent and catastrophic reach of Harvey produced as much as 61 inches of rainfall when it traveled up the Gulf Coast towards southeast Texas. Overtaken by floods, many of the residents were forced to evacuate – only to return to widespread destruction.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo From bullets to bombs: How weapons safety comes into play
Something could go wrong at any moment, so it’s imperative that safety is a top priority in all training, missions or day-to-day activity the Airmen of Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, take part in.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Scott Leavitt, left, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 131st  Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), and  Staff Sgt. Patrick Nelson, right, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th AMXS, prepare for their flight in a B-2 Spirit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 21, 2017. The two dedicated crew chiefs were selected for this incentive flight for their determination to improve themselves and their fellow Airmen. Diligent, determined and dedicated
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Patrick Nelson, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS), and Tech. Sgt. Scott Leavitt, a dedicated crew chief assigned to the 131st AMXS, were selected as the 509th and 131st Maintenance Group's Dedicated Crew Chiefs of the Year for 2016.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marco Cardenas, a pharmacy technician assigned to the 509th Medical Support Squadron, participates in the fishing competition held at Ike Skelton Lake at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 6, 2017. Team Whiteman builds Comprehensive Airman Fitness
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marco Cardenas, a pharmacy technician assigned to the 509th Medical Support Squadron, participates in the fishing competition held at Ike Skelton Lake at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 6, 2017. In addition to the various sporting events and competitions, Airmen and their families were invited to enjoy food catered by
0 10/13
2017
Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. Appreciating those who served before us
Members of Team Whiteman extend their support to honor our former service members during Retiree Appreciation Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 7, 2017. As the keynote speaker during the morning’s brief, U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) vice commander, highlighted the heritage of the 509th BW and provided the retirees
0 10/13
2017
Memebers of the Chaplain Corps assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., were honored with borrowing a Torah from the Congregation B’Nai Amoona in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 10, 2017. A gift from the Jewish community to Whiteman AFB
Memebers of the Chaplain Corps assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., were honored with borrowing a Torah from the Congregation B’Nai Amoona in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 10, 2017. This is the second borrowing of a Torrah throughout the entire Air Force as part of creating proper prayer rooms for various faiths. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman
0 10/13
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, signs the Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation Sept. 26, 2017, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo Whiteman signs Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation
U.S. Air Force Col. Mark Ely, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, signs the Hispanic Heritage Month proclamation Sept. 26, 2017, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, various events are scheduled for Members of Team Whiteman to participate in over the next month to experience and celebrate
0 10/05
2017
Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., hosted the regional Alpha Warrior competition was held at Whiteman Air Force base, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. Whiteman holds regional Alpha Warrior
Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., hosted the regional Alpha Warrior competition was held at Whiteman Air Force base, Mo., Sept. 30, 2017. Contestants from various bases near Whiteman traveled to be a part of the regional Alpha Warrior competition. The contest had a female and male category with respective winners for each. Staff Sgt. Alan Mitchell and
0 10/05
2017
The reflection of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jasmine Deauvearo, a 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) armorer, mirrors her goals for the future at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 26, 2017. Armed with motivation: SFS Airman accepted into Medical Service Corps
Amid lockers lined with an arsenal of weapons, within its own fortress, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jasmine Deauvearo, a 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) armorer, begins her 12-hour shift securing and maintaining various types of armaments alongside her fellow Airmen at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri. Always striving for excellence, she focused her efforts outside of her primary duties and dedicated her spare time to career advancement: something she developed by taking online courses.
0 10/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Brian Bedell and Matthew Hinson, both installation patrolmen assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron, are coined by Chief Master Sgt. James Lyda, the 509th Bomb Wing interim command chief, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 15, 2017. Bedell and Hinson were recognized for their quick response to an emergency call where they administered CPR until medical personnel arrived at the scene. Patrolmen provide lifesaving CPR
Their work day started like every other day: the two patrolmen arrived at work around 4:15 a.m., armed up with all their equipment by 4:30 a.m., went through all other requirements and were on patrol by 6 a.m. While on patrol, U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brian Bedell and Senior Airman Matthew Hinson, both installation patrolmen assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron (SFS), responded to an emergency call for an unresponsive adult male Sept. 11, 2017, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
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