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Kyle Douglass, 509th Security Forces Squadron, plays in a softball game against a local team Sept. 27, 2013, in Warrensburg, Mo. The SFS-A team will head to the All World Sports East Coast Nationals/Military Worlds in Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 11 to 13 to compete against other teams from throughout the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released) Enforcers named intramural softball champs, prepare for next challenge
The Security Forces-A team recently won the intramural softball championship game, and will next head to the All World Sports East Coast Nationals/Military Worlds in Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 11 to 13.The "Enforcers" from the 509th Security Forces Squadron ran through AMXS and avenged a regular- season loss against CE during this year's playoffs on
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Brockway, 442nd Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management apprentice, tapes a package at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 23, 2013. All packages must be secured and delivered to the customer in a timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) 442nd Mission Support Group models total force integration
The 442nd Mission Support Group comprises four squadrons that exist to improve, secure and protect the base, and to ensure personnel get paid. These are the 442nd Security Forces Squadron, 442nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, 442nd Force Support Squadron and 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron.The 442nd MSG, which falls under the Air Force Reserve
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kirk Cash, 509th Operation Support Squadron air traffic controller, simulates communication with local aircraft at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 9, 2013. The simulator is used to train Airmen in scenarios involving air traffic volume and other emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) RAPCON: Eyes beyond the perimeter
The airspace around Whiteman Air Force Base extends up 9,000 feet and out 45 miles around the base in each direction.Airmen from the radar, approach and control (RAPCON) unit have the job of ensuring all pilots and aircraft traverse this airspace safely.RAPCON Airmen are important to Whiteman because they are the voices and eyes that keep the
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Nia Newton, 509th Force Support Squadron and fashion show model, twirls in a Cinderella’s Closet dress during the B-2 Fabulous Fashion Show at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Sept.  6, 2013. The Cinderella’s Closet has dresses available for any event, be it a wedding or a military ball. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelby R. Orozco/Released) Find your real-life Cinderella story
In Disney's "Cinderella," the main character struggles with finding a dress to wear to the Prince's ball, ultimately relying on the help of a fairy godmother to outfit her with a magical gown and glass slippers.Cinderella gets her happy ending, but what about the women in real-life who do not have a fairy godmother?To answer that question, look no
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Eric Caprisecca, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts journeyman, pulls a part for a customer at the aircraft part store at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 2, 2013. In addition to B-2 Spirit support, the shop also supports Whiteman’s tenant units and the aircraft and maintenance flights associated with them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Aircraft part store aids the mission
(Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series about sections of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron Material Management Flight)As B-2 Spirits are flown around the world as part of strategic deterrence and global strike operations, a small group of Airmen work in a warehouse, organizing hundreds of thousands of aircraft parts to make
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Mark Davis, 509th Force Support Squadron recycling center supervisor, activates a conveyor belt at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 27, 2013. The amount of material on the line determines the speed at which Davis will operate the belt. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Using, recycling and giving back
Paper, aluminum, plastic and cardboard are necessary resources used on a daily basis to complete tasks that would not be possible without them. Once used, they are usually thrown into a bin to await the process of recycling. The 509th Force Support Squadron recycling center plays an important role in ensuring Whiteman is free of waste, and that
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Casey Self, zoologist and 131st Bomb Wing Citizen-Airman, works with hippos ‘Liberty’ and ‘Labor Day’ in the Ruwenzori section of the Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 9, 2013.  She utilizes hand signals, a clicker, and healthy treats to evoke certain responses, such as opening their mouths, which allow her to safely check on the dental health of the hippo. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Halley Burgess/Released) From the zoo to Missouri Air National Guard blue
For one Missouri Air National Guardsman, life as a Citizen-Airman is far from the wilds of her civilian career.Airman Casey Self, a zookeeper at the Kansas City Zoo, joined the 131st Bomb Wing to expand her resume from taking care of animals on land and water to people in the sky, as well."When I moved to the Kansas City area and learned more about
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Missouri Air National Guard Senior Airman Jared Beasley, 131st Civil Engineer Squadron utility technician, installs plumbing in the crawl-space below the “hogans,” or Navajo buildings, at St. Michaels Academy in Window Rock, Ariz., Aug. 8, 2013. Members of the 131st Civil Engineer Squadron were sent to Arizona in two-week intervals to help make renovations and provide construction for the Navajo nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Released) 131st CES preps for wartime mission, supports underserved communities
Innovative Readiness Training - it provides real-world training opportunities for units, helping them prepare them for their wartime missions while simultaneously supporting the needs of America's underserved communities.The 131st Civil Engineer Squadron is currently working on just such a project in Window Rock, Ariz. "It is quite an achievement
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Leroy Cooper, chief controller for the 509th Operations Support Squadron, takes a break during a ride through Knob Noster State Park, Mo., Aug. 22, 2013. While undergoing proton beam therapy for prostate cancer, Cooper used cycling as a way to mentally deal with his situation. Throughout treatment, he accrued more than 1,100 miles and just one week after being declared cancer-free, rode in the world’s oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released) Chief cycles through cancer
Lee Cooper has always been a tough guy. But on the day this chief master sergeant found out he had prostate cancer, he sure didn't feel that way. "I was supposed to be Superman," said Cooper. "I was a dad, a husband and a chief ... there wasn't supposed to be anything I couldn't fix or do." Fast forward 12 months to July 2013. Just one week after
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joseph Hausman, 509th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, works as an ammo troop with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron while deployed to Southeast Asia, Aug. 17, 2013. Hausman deployed in April and is expected to return in October of this year. (Courtesy photo) From The Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Joseph Hausman
When the option came to deploy again, Staff Sgt. Joseph Hausman, 509th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, knew he wanted to go.Hausman, who is deployed to Southeast Asia, left in April of this year and will be returning in October. He works as an ammo troop with the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. His job while
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