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A slit lamp is used to evaluate the eyes of Alyssa White, 509th Medical Operations Squadron optometry technician, in the optometry clinic at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 4, 2013. The slit lamp is also used to help check for proper fit of contact lenses on patients’ eyes.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) "Eyes on" the mission
To provide support for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations, Airmen first need to be able to see.Members of the 509th Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) are responsible for providing vision care to more than 2,000 Service members each year. The optometry clinic at Whiteman leads this charge by offering routine eye exams to all
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Chad Grauerholz, 509th Maintenance Squadron electrical environment technician, recharges a B-2 Spirit battery at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 15, 2013. B-2 batteries must be charged every other day for 12 hours to ensure the B-2s are provided adequate power for operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Electrical environmental: From the back shop to the sky!
Before pilots complete their mission planning, before aircraft are cleared for take-off, the 509th Maintenance Squadron Electrical Environment back shop crew aircraft work behind the scenes to ensure they are mission-ready. The 509th MXS Electrical Environment back shop crew performs inspections to ensure all components are functioning properly on
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class William Butler, 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, inspects the pockets of a back automatic-22 parachute to ensure the presence of strobe lights, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 9, 2013. Strobe lights are used to signal for rescue once the pilot has ejected and is awaiting extraction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Aircrew flight equipment formula: Safety, training and camaraderie
When pilots suit up and prepare for a mission, they have a lot on their minds - the long hours they will spend in the cockpit, various flight patterns and other mission objectives. With all these important demands on their attention, they need to know that their life-support equipment is ready to go in case of emergency. Thanks to the professionals
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Senior Airman Bryenna Breckheimer, 2012 Air Force Global Strike Command Outstanding Airman of the Year, visits with Airmen from the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 25, 2013. As part of her tour, Breckheimer learned about how each shop contributes to the Whiteman mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) AFGSC Outstanding Airman of the Year visits Whiteman
The 2012 Air Force Global Strike Command Outstanding Airman of the Year visited Whiteman Sept. 25-26 to interact with Airmen and hear their thoughts on improving the Air Force.Senior Airman Bryenna Breckheimer visited squadrons within the 509th Bomb Wing to gather information on improving Airmens' work environments, careers and the base
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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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