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Default Air Force Logo A prayer for year-long inspiration
“I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again,” quoted William Penn.
0 1/19
2017
Most of us wouldn't think we're vulnerable to suicide. Most of us have maybe never thought of it nor considered taking our own life, but suicide has followed us throughout history, as an Air Force and as a species. The Secret about Suicide
There’s a secret about suicide.
0 12/13
2016
U.S. Air Force graphic by 509th Force Support Squadron Marketing The very best, like no one ever was
Welcome to August, Team Whiteman! It’s a new month and that means another First Friday is waiting for you at Mission’s End Club this afternoon. As the 509th Force Support Squadron (FSS) commander, I am especially excited about this First Friday’s theme of Pokémon, and not just because I’m a level 9 Team Instinct player myself, but because Mission’s End provides us the venue to celebrate our heritage. Like our custom designed Pokémon t-shirts say: “Whiteman AFB … The Very Best Like No One Ever Was!”
0 8/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo You can be your own attorney in small claims court
Does anyone owe you money for a debt, personal injury or property damage? Many times, the amount owed isn't worth the expense of hiring an attorney. You could represent yourself in small claims court if the amount owed is less than or equal to $5,000. With that being said, if the claim is for more than $5,000, you may still file in small claims
0 7/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo Impact of today's mechanic
As service members we are often asked the common question, "What do you do?" More often than not, the answer from 509th Aircraft Maintainers is simply, "I'm a mechanic." However, maintainers tend to lose sight of the power, effect and impact their daily "mechanic" jobs have on the base, the Air Force and the world as a whole. For maintainers of the
0 7/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo The nuclear triad
Members from the United States Strategic Command recently paid a visit to Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Missouri, to discuss an evolution to our nation's strategic nuclear war plan with B-2 mission planners that work in the 509th Operations Support Squadron. In addition, they provided a briefing on strategic deterrence theory to a small number of
0 6/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Life lessons learned on the diamond
When I was a kid, my parents moved around a lot. I was not a military kid -- my parents were always in search of a better home closer to one job or the next. In addition, I was what was referred to as a "latchkey kid." My afternoons consisted of eating snacks, doing homework, doing the very occasional chore for my mom or dad -- and television,
0 6/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Peak Season
The military's summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season is in full swing and will last until mid-August. Proper preparation, and a positive attitude, will hopefully help minimize the stress of change.If a PCS move seems like a daunting task, remember you are not alone. The U.S. Transportation Command's Military Surface Deployment and
0 6/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Distinguished honors: Historian speaks of 509th Legacy
Unknown to me at the time, my journey into the annals of the 509th Bomb Wing legacy began in mid-1991. I was leaving Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, for my new assignment as the historian for the 351st Strategic Missile Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. I was no stranger to the base, or wing, as I'd been assigned there in the mid-1980s and was
0 6/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo 509th Medical Group goes "nuclear"
Dec. 18, 2015, was a historic day for the 509th Medical Group (MDG), when its new emblem was approved and unveiled by Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. If you were stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Mo., before this date, you may have noticed the medical group's emblem differed from the wing and the other
0 6/14
2016
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