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Airman 1st Class Manuel Gurrion, 509th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment maintainer, places a piece of garbage into a trash bag at Knob Noster State Park, Mo., April 20, 2013. Knob Noster State Park is open to anyone and features hiking trails and camping sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane/Released) Full force Knob park cleanup
In preparation for Earth Day on April 22, members of Team Whiteman took time Saturday, April 20, 2013 to participate in providing trash collection service at Knob Noster State Park.Originally, the day was set up as a "geocaching" event by Senior Master Sgt. Anthony Escobedo, 509th Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight chief. Geocaching is a
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Senior Airman Adrian Alvarez and Airman 1st Class Steven Adler, 509th Security Forces Squadron response force members, scan their areas of responsibility during a training exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 16, 2013. Training exercises ensure security forces members are able to accomplish all aspects of the mission, in part by understanding terms such as “area of responsibility,” which refers to the zone of fire for which an Airman is responsible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Training tomorrow's Defenders
(Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series about Security Forces Airmen)Trained and skilled Airmen are critical to national defense, according to AFPAM 36-2241, "The Professional Development Guide."Whiteman's Defenders contribute to America's safety 24/7 and are trained by a steadfast team of experts. These have a responsibility for
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Camren, 15, and Jeremiah, 14, members of the Sedalia Civil Air Patrol squadron, raise the U.S. flag prior to their weekly meeting, March 28, 2013, in Sedalia, Mo. Interested individuals can learn more about opportunities available and membership eligibility during the squadron’s weekly Thursday meetings from 6:30-9 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heidi Hunt/Released) Civil Air Patrol: Inspiring tomorrow's leaders
For more than 72 years, Civil Air Patrol has been preparing young adults for a future in emergency services, aerospace and leadership positions. Seven years after CAP was created in 1948, the organization became America's first civilian official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. Approximately 19,000 cadets and 34,000 adult volunteers make
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Senior Airman Brian Winker, 509th Security Forces Squadron armorer, organizes M4 carbine equipment in the armory at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 25, 2013. Winker is responsible for knowing the whereabouts of more than 1,000 weapons valuing in excess of $5 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released)  SFS Armory - Arming the battle
(Editor's Note: This is part one of a three-part series about Security Forces Airmen)Defenders are on the flightline protecting assets 24/7. In order to perform that mission, they need to be equipped with the necessary weapons and ammunition. That is where the 509th Security Forces Squadron armory becomes critical to the battle."We maintain
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Stand down to stand up against sexual harassment and assault
In a world that often blames sexual assault or harassment victims for the wrongs done to them, celebrating and highlighting the strength of those brave individuals is a breath of fresh air.Whiteman Air Force Base's Sexual Assault Prevention Office will be holding just such an event later this month. "Stand Down to Stand Up to Sexual Harassment and
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Schmettgoecke, 509th Munitions Squadron live delivery crew chief, participates in the Grant’s Gauntlet challenge during the annual Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Day at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 15, 2013. Riders should follow the TCLOCKS, (tires and wheels, controls, lights, oil, chassis and kickstand) pre-ride inspection before all rides. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane/Released) Keep calm and ride on
Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exhilarating, but it can also be dangerous. On Monday, April 15, Whiteman Air Force Base held its annual Motorcycle Awareness and Safety Day in the commissary parking lot to raise awareness and educate Airmen and base civilians on how to always make it the former."The event was a great way to bring together
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Gary White, Waco glider restoration project volunteer, glues a part into place at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 2, 2013. Whiteman was donated parts of 40 gliders to use in restoring one on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane/Released) Gliding back into history
As the enemy slept on the ground below, Waco CG-4A Gliders quietly flew across enemy lines during World War II. At Whiteman Air Force Base, volunteers have been working since 2006 to restore one of these gliders for the Air Force Museum.Whiteman's history dates back to 1942, when the U.S. Army Air Corps decided present-day Whiteman would be the
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Default Air Force Logo Checking in with Airmen's Council
If there is one piece of advice supervisors often give to their Airmen during initial feedback sessions, it is this - Go out and volunteer.While this may seem easy enough to a more experienced NCO, it can be challenging for an Airman who is still new to base and struggling to meet and interact with new people.That is where the Airmen's Council
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Airman 1st Class Steven McCray, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit B-2 Spirit crew chief, uses a communication cord to speak with pilots during a pre-flight inspection at Whiteman Air Force Base, April 5, 2013. McCray is 23 years old and has been a crew chief in the Air Force for two years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) A day in the life of A1C McCray
His hands are glazed from spatters of grease and oil. His uniform reeks of hydraulic fluid after working a 12-hour shift maintaining a B-2 Spirit.Airman 1st Class Steven McCray, 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit B-2 crew chief, is one of more than 160 crew chiefs who perform maintenance on the B-2. He is assigned to the maintenance team for the
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Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Sanford, 509th Security Forces Squadron NCOIC of supply, checks the serviceability of a plate carrier at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 20, 2013. Instead of using the base logistics readiness squadron to provide equipment to Airmen, the 509th SFS handles all supply matters internally. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) The logistics of defense
When it comes to supplying the mission, many people often think Logistics Readiness is the primary go-to for all Whiteman units. Not so for the 509th Security Forces Squadron. Security Forces' mission is to defend stealth firepower, U.S. resources and the Whiteman community, "anytime ... anywhere." With 24-hour security coverage, the unit resembles
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