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Default Air Force Logo Planning for extreme sports
Extreme sports such as bungee jumping, parasailing and sky diving have become more popular among Airmen in recent years. For many Airmen, the lure of extreme sports correlates to some of the same reasons for joining the Air Force. The common personality traits include spontaneity, excitement-seeking, and risk-taking. Some of us need to get a little
0 8/23
2013
Default Air Force Logo On the other side of 'Bundles for Babies'
A few months ago when I first arrived at Whiteman, new to the Air Force and new to the Public Affairs career field, I was tasked with writing a few short stories on the programs available for Airmen and their families.One such program was Bundles for Babies. I was excited; I've always thought babies were so cute. I took the time to interview a few
0 8/01
2013
Senior Airman Brian Scheer, 131st Medical Group medical technician, administers a vaccine to a member of the 131st Bomb Wing July 20, 2013, at Whiteman Air Force Base. The pertussis vaccination is a required vaccine for military personnel, but all Airmen are encouraged to make sure their families are vaccinated, as well. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Dampf/Released) Protect yourself, your family from whooping cough
In 2012, Missouri had an increase in confirmed and probable cases of pertussis. It is a year-round disease that typically peaks in the fall and winter during cold and flu season.Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable, respiratory disease that can be passed easily from person to person. It is caused by a bacteria
0 8/01
2013
Master Sgt. Erika McFarlane, 131st Bomb Wing law office superintendent, reviews legal manuals July 20, 2013, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. McFarlane and Lt. Col. Jason Klumb, 131st BW staff judge advocate, encourage every Airman to contact the legal office for help in drafting wills or powers of attorney documents. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Dampf/Released) To will, or not to will?
During the 131st Bomb Wing's annual training week, I had the opportunity to visit with Lt. Col. Jason Klumb, 131st Bomb Wing staff judge advocate, and Master Sgt. Erika McFarlane, the unit's superintendent, to discuss what services the JAG office provides. While the legal office provides counsel to the 131st Bomb Wing commanders, it also supports
0 8/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Are your kids ready for school?
Where has summer gone? Is it already time to get ready to go back to school? The answer is "yes." Unfortunately, the upcoming school season is upon us! That being said, you may need to add Immunizations to your checklist of things to do as a new school year will be here before we know it. Parents and guardians registering their children for school
0 7/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Association: What’s in it for me?
On a World War II bombing mission to Bremen, Germany, in December 1943, radio operator Tech. Sgt. Forrest Vosler was hit twice by 20 mm shrapnel after taking the place of one of the gunners. Despite his injuries, he managed to tend to the wounded tail gunner, repair the damaged radio equipment and send off distress signals before the aircraft
0 5/30
2013
Default Air Force Logo Burn victim returns as vocal grilling safety ally
(Editor's note: If you have more questions about fire/grilling safety, please call the Whiteman Fire Emergency Services fire prevention section. Call Paul Williams at (660) 687-6083 or Tim Robinson (660) 687-6080.)Hannah Storm's speedy return to TV just weeks after suffering burns from a propane gas grill explosion might have had some viewers
0 5/23
2013
Default Air Force Logo Spring Cleaning 101
Spring is traditionally the time of year to focus sprucing up the home and office. The first few weeks of warmer weather offer a chance to get outside, buy supplies and freshen up the places where we live and work. One of the biggest challenges of spring cleaning, however, is knowing where to start. Each spring, I take advantage of warmer weather
0 4/04
2013
Default Air Force Logo Rosie the Riveter and me
As we recognized Women's History Month this March, I was struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.During World War II, many women opted to take on male dominated trades to support their family while their husbands fought in
0 4/01
2013
Default Air Force Logo Resilience – Overcoming the Past by Looking to the Future
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Though this may seem like a cynical perspective, I have always felt it rings true, especially for the generation of Airmen our Air Force is bringing up today. Today's typical A1C grew up in a society in which trophies and certificates were handed out for participation, discipline was
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2013
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