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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of Team Whiteman cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the youth center Aug. 24. The $3.9 million youth center consists of a teen center for ages 13-18, three school-age classrooms for before and after school care, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose room, an art room, a music room, a computer room, a game room, a television lounge and instructional classroom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of Team Whiteman cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the youth center Aug. 24. The $3.9 million youth center consists of a teen center for ages 13-18, three school-age classrooms for before and after school care, a gymnasium, a multi-purpose room, an art room, a music room, a computer room, a game room, a television lounge and instructional classroom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of Team Whiteman gather at the youth center ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 24. After much anticipation this 22-month long project now offers activities in the areas of character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, school-age care, league sports, fitness, leisure and recreation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Members of Team Whiteman gather at the youth center ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 24. After much anticipation this 22-month long project now offers activities in the areas of character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, school-age care, league sports, fitness, leisure and recreation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Whiteman youth play videogames on several different gaming consoles that the new youth center offers after the ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 24. The youth center’s mission is to provide a safe, high-quality youth development program in an environment that is both nurturing and stimulating. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Whiteman youth play videogames on several different gaming consoles that the new youth center offers after the ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 24. The youth center’s mission is to provide a safe, high-quality youth development program in an environment that is both nurturing and stimulating. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Col. John Robinson, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander gives the 2007 Air Force Services Youth of the Year Award to Samantha Wielert at the youth center ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 24. The youth center programs include before and after school care, youth sports and fitness and youth development and recreation programs for youth ages 5-18 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Col. John Robinson, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander gives the 2007 Air Force Services Youth of the Year Award to Samantha Wielert at the youth center ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 24. The youth center programs include before and after school care, youth sports and fitness and youth development and recreation programs for youth ages 5-18 years of age. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stephen Linch)