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From left to right, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Lisa Furgeson, the 442d Fighter Wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, the 509th Bomb Wing command chief, and Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Settle, the 131st Bomb Wing command chief, are photographed for the Whiteman Warrior. This is the first time Team Whiteman has had female Airmen hold the position of command chief in all three wings at the same time.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith) The road less traveled: All-female team guides Team Whiteman
For the first time in Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, history all three top enlisted positions on base are held by female Airmen. These women have spent their careers breaking stereotypes and restrictions put on female service members and now hold prominent positions in the Air Force. These three women have two things in common: They are all command chiefs, and they are all different.
0 4/14
2017
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Moenster, left, and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Todd Moenster, brothers, are both pilots currently serving at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Brothers in arms
For many American families, children turn 18, head to college, move away and may only see their families once a year, if that. For those in the military or with a sibling in the military, it may be even less than that. Unlike these families, the Moensters had the opportunity to be in the same place at the same time, and they took it.
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2017
Members of Team Whiteman participate in the E-Cycle Blast Plus class at the fitness center on Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 30, 2017. The class challenges the upper and lower body with resistance, interval and flat ride training to a variety of music. The plus class includes an extra 15 minutes of core work at the end of the class. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III) Fitness ‘sanctuary’ for families
Sanctuary is often defined as a place of worship and a place to take refuge. Fitness enthusiasts who seek a ‘sanctuary’ to practice their craft often find themselves in a common place of ‘worship’—the fitness center.
0 2/10
2017
Default Air Force Logo The ER is too far
An emergency can happen anytime, to anyone, anywhere, but not all emergencies require an Emergency Room (ER) visit. Some can be treated at a local urgent care center (UCC).
0 2/10
2017
Members of the individual protective equipment (IPE) shop assigned to the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) perform an inventory check in support of the 442d LRS at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 18, 2017. The Airmen ensured the content in the storage containers were correctly sealed and did not pass their expiration date. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) First car helps build solid foundation
Gripping the steering wheel and taking a deep breath, he inhaled the new car scent. After months of walking from place to place, the Airman finally had a vehicle to call his own. On July 25, 2016, U.S. Air Force Airman Joerimer Collado, an individual protective equipment (IPE) specialist with the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, bought his first car with the help of his supervisor.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo One team, one fight
Joining the Air Force isn’t just a job. It is an oath, a commitment to a set of values, a lifestyle. However, this doesn’t mean that Airmen shouldn’t have hobbies outside of work. For some, this meant becoming part of the Whiteman Air Force Base varsity traveling basketball team and building relationships while participating in something they’re passionate about.
0 12/16
2016
Members of the Whiteman Air Force Base Honor Guard practice a six-man funeral ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 2, 2016. Made up of members from different units throughout the base, the Whiteman Honor Guard performs funeral and military honors in support of 99 counties in Missouri and 19 counties in Kansas, covering more than 70,000 square miles, one of the biggest areas of responsibility in all of Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester) Sharp, crisp, motionless: Whiteman AFB Honor Guard performs with pride
“On behalf of the president of the United States, the United States Air Force, and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service.”For many spouses and family members, a funeral ceremony accompanied by this phrase may be the last impression they will have of the U.S. Air
0 11/03
2016
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Pablo Novel-Valdez, left, and Senior Airman Lance Voegtline, biomedical equipment technicians (BMET) with the 509th Medical Support Squadron, inspect dental equipment at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 13, 2016. BMETs are responsible for ensuring approximately 1,043 equipment items at the medical group are functioning correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) Biomedical has the fix on your health
The blood pressure machine beeped as the cuff slowly released the pressure from the patient’s upper arm. Standing at five foot ten inches, the dedicated long distance runner thought this would be a routine check-up. However, to his surprise, the nurse read off the measurement to be 140 over 90. Does this mean stage one hypertension or a machine error?
0 10/28
2016
Melissa E. Lewman, the master planning manager and directorate of public works assigned to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, stands on an armored vehicle at Bagram Airfield (BAF), Afghanistan, May 11, 2016. Lewman was responsible for managing more than 77 high profile projects and overseeing identification and documentation of more than 2,800 properties on BAF. (U.S. Army photo by Jet Fabara) Whiteman civilian supports Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL
With her hair tied up in a bun and “DOD CIVILIAN” sown on the left of her multicam uniform, one civilian deployed a year alongside U.S. service members in support of Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL.
0 9/16
2016
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Michael Becker, the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) flight chief assigned to the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, poses next to a F6A robot at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 22, 2016. Becker is the Air Force recipient of the 2016 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award for his superior conduct in the war on terrorism and designing new state-of-the-art robotics systems to keep Airmen safe inside assault vehicles during missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Quilla) Whiteman Airman receives 2016 JINSA Grateful Nation Award
Every year since 2003, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Grateful Nation Award is presented to six members, one from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and the U.S. Special Operations Command, who are recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.
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2016
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