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Members of Team Whiteman gather to support the grand opening of the base thrift shop at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 13, 2017. Grand re-opening for base
Members of Team Whiteman gather to support the grand opening of the base thrift shop at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 13, 2017. The thrift shop has relocated to 837 Vandenburg Ave., next to the auto hobby shop and is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The new facility offers patrons various household goods, to include décor,
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Maria Fussell, an education specialist assigned to the 509th Force Support Squadron, shares the personal trials she has had to overcome with members of Team Whiteman during the Storytellers event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 15, 2017. Resiliency showcased during Whiteman Storytellers event
Maria Fussell, an education specialist assigned to the 509th Force Support Squadron, shares the personal trials she has had to overcome with members of Team Whiteman during the Storytellers event at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 15, 2017. Storytellers is a quarterly resiliency initiative where speakers share how they found strength during
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The MILITARY STAR card is now accepted as a form of payment at the commissary at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 3, 2017. The MILITARY STAR card is a credit card through the Exchange Credit Program which can be used to make purchases at any Military Exchange or commissary. The card can be used by service members, retirees or their families to help build credit, while providing multiple discounts to save money. Military STAR CARD now accepted at DECA commissaries
The MILITARY STAR card is now accepted at commissaries around the world for all branches of service. As the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit Program expands acceptance of the MILITARY STAR card to commissaries, the card will offer more convenience and continue to benefit service members and their families.
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U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits prepare to take off from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 4, 2017, during Exercise Global Thunder 2018. Global Thunder is an annual U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces' ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the President of the United States. Global Thunder 18: Team Whiteman participates in annual USSTRATCOM Exercise
Members of Team Whiteman recently completed Exercise Global Thunder 2018 (GT18), U.S. Strategic Command’s (USSTRATCOM) annual field training and command and control exercise.
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Default Air Force Logo Think before you buy a drone
With Halloween in the rearview mirror and with Black Friday on the horizon, many Team Whiteman members will begin focusing on what to get loved-ones for the holidays. Some may even consider buying an unmanned aerial system or drone as a present. If you are considering buying a drone, be sure to follow these simple rules in order to avoid breaking federal law while operating the drone and incurring a potential $25,000 fine.
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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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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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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
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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
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