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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
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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
A masked runner crosses the finish line in first place during the 5K Race for Respect at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 29, 2016. Members of Team Whiteman are encouraged to act like superheroes by choosing to step up, stand up and speak up. (Courtesy photo) You can make a difference in a flash
It only takes a moment to make a difference: one choice to step up, one choice to stand up, and one choice to speak up.This man's identity may be known by some, but to most, the man behind the mask is a mystery. No one knew he was going to show up at the 5K Race for Respect. He was the winner of the race with an impressive time of 17:33. But, who
0 5/06
2016
Maj. Kellie Courtland, left, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, Maj. Redahlia Person, center, 509th Maintenance Squadron commander, and Maj. Catherine Tredway, 509th Force Support Squadron commander, stand in front of 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit and T-38 Talon aircraft July 24, 2015 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. March is Women’s History Month (WHM), and the trio represent the 2016 WHM theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith)

Whiteman women work for a more perfect union
This March, in keeping with the Women's History Month theme, "Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government," I offer a small account of the people who do exactly that. They may not make history books, but they very much do serve for "a more perfect" state of gender equality, making history today.I think of
0 4/12
2016
(U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Women making a difference: past, present, future
As the month of March comes to an end, so too does Women's History Month.  A month reserved to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world; accomplishments that have solidified their place in history and our ability to ensure certain rights and freedoms. Unfortunately, with the end of a particular month also comes the end of our desire
0 4/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Staying healthy during the holidays
With the holidays quickly approaching, I caught myself sitting at my desk thinking about how my fitness is going to suffer when I travel up north on vacation.A lack of exercise combined with my dad's cooking and staying up late to hang out with family and sleeping in a bed that I'm not used to makes it difficult to keep a healthy routine.So, I
0 12/02
2015
A KB-29 Superfortress (tanker) from the 509th Bombardment Group (BG) at Roswell Army Air Field, N.M., refuels an aircraft mid-flight. The 509th BG was chosen to pioneer aerial refueling when it received the KB-29 in 1948. (Courtesy photo) The 509th pioneers aerial refueling
Ask any of the Airmen stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, how the base's mission of strategic deterrence, global power and combat support anytime, anywhere is possible, and they'll tell you to take a look at the aircraft lining the flightline.Over the past century, air power has been developing -- from more advanced designs and weapons
0 11/24
2015
Default Air Force Logo Emerging Worship at the Stealth Lounge
Perhaps you have heard rumors about something "emerging." That seems to be the pace of our Air Force; something new or emerging to make life better for all. Emerging Worship at the Stealth Lounge is the new thing. On Sept. 13 our Base Chapel Protestant community will be launching a new worship service called Emerging Worship at the Stealth Lounge.
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Wait! Put that phone down
Flash back to 1996, a young Airman walks into his team-building class. As he makes his way to the waiting area, other Airmen are standing around making introductions and carrying on in conversation. As the clock nears the starting time, the members already have an idea of who is who and where they work. Flash forward to 2015 and the same type of
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2015
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