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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Master Sgt. Michelle Angeles, 509th Medical Group Non-Commissioning Officer in charge of Microbiology, mixes a blood sample, Feb. 20. This test is use to measure how much separation naturally occurs in an hour. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry) (Released) The 509th Medical Lab - the behind-the-scenes cure
Proper health is essential to the human life. Even in today's modern, medically advanced society, we battle diseases, illnesses and various other ailments. At Whiteman Air Force Base, the 509th Medical Lab faces these issues on a daily basis, and strives to find cures and promote good health for members of Team Whiteman.The Medical Lab's role is to
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Duzaghi Tafie, 509th Force Support Squadron food services specialist, was deployed to Southwest Asia in 2012 from Apr. 3 to Oct. 8. He worked as a quality assurance inspector for local national contractors who worked in his transit base’s dining facility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Duzaghi Tafie
An enlistment in the Air Force can take people on journeys all over the world. For Senior Airman Duzaghi Tafie, 509th Force Support Squadron food services specialist, that journey was an expedition to Southwest Asia.Tafie was deployed in 2012, from April to Ocotber, as a quality assurance inspector for local national contractors who worked in his
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KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- June Tripp, small cell cancer survivor, and Christi Baldwin, 509th Communication Squadron base operator, display the blanket June won in a raffle at the Hope Lodge when she stayed during her stay. Baldwin has planned a poker tournament in Knob Noster to help benefit the Hope Lodge in Kansas City, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) Cancer survivorship brings hope
The word "survivor" is often attached to many different groups of people. Service members returning from deployment to a hostile area are just one of these groups.However, not all survivors wear a military uniform; instead, they are family members of those who serve or have served.Whiteman's own June Tripp is one such individual. June is married to
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Kaitlyn Fawber, 509th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, shines a flash light on a test cell exhaust tube rivet, Feb. 13. The rivet maintains the sound-proofing in the cell. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) ‘It’s a hard knock life!’ for engine mechanics
When B-2 Spirit pilots cannot take off due to engine failures, it is up to jet engine mechanics from the 509th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion flight to save the day. "Without an engine, the B-2 is just a static display," said Senior Airman Brady Dell, 509th MXS aerospace propulsion journeyman. "Without our service, the entire mission
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Airman 1st Class Lacie Carmody, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, provides Airmen with the new comprehensive resilience training during the First Term Airmen’s Course, Feb. 13. This was the first FTAC class to receive the new resiliency course.  (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) (Released) FTAC stays resilient
Throughout the Air Force, there has been an increased effort to strengthen Airmen's resiliency. That mission is in full swing at Whiteman Air Force Base, as students have begun receiving comprehensive resiliency training during their First Term Airmen's Course. The first Whiteman FTAC resiliency class was conducted Feb. 13 and 14. The program is
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Tech. Sgt. Matthew Shively, 509th Bomb Wing Legal Military Justice NCO in charge, displays his writing pens that he makes as a hobby, Feb. 19, 2013. Shively sells the pens online and has sold 34 thus far. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) NCO paralegal leads with skill
Surrounded by perfectly aligned decorations and degrees he has earned throughout his military career, he arranges a stack of seamlessly prepared legal folders on his desk. While reviewing the work that lies ready, an open grin gradually appears across his face. His polished appearance and demand for excellence are a daily priority.Like many Airmen,
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Jessica Sykes, 509th Medical Operations Squadron dental technician, uses a microscope to polish a temporary crown, Feb. 4. Temporary crowns are used as a protective covering for teeth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) Dental technicians on the grind!
Drilling, grinding, and rinsing are part of the mission dental technicians from the 509th Medical Operations Squadron complete every day.The 509th MDOS dental technicians help provide quality dental care to more than 4,000 patients on base each year, and they provide care for all active duty, Air National Guard and reservists on orders."Clean teeth
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BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN --  Staff Sgt. Amanda Padgett, stands outside on a break from providing collection focuses to interrogators.
(Courtesy Photo) (Released) From the Frontlines: SSgt Amanda Padgett
The Air Force offers Airmen many opportunities to journey across the world. For Staff Sgt. Amanda Padgett, 325th Weapons Squadron intelligence analyst, that journey took her to Afghanistan.Padgett left in February 2012 and is scheduled to return in March 2013, and is currently working downrange as a human intelligence analyst. As a HUMINT analyst,
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Tech. Sgt Jessica Hildebrand, 509th Communications Squadron Wing Information Assurance Office NCOIC, opens the COMSEC vault door, Feb. 11.  The WIAO shop is a workcenter with five first-term Airmen and only one NCOIC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) Keep COMM and Carry On
In July 2010, the Natanz nuclear harnessing facility in central Iran - the site of a large portion of Iran's uranium enrichment - randomly initiated emergency cooling procedures on 3,900 of the facility's 4,700 centrifuges. The rapid decline in temperature triggered an emergency shutdown of the facility, and the 3,900 centrifuges had to be
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Clint Smith, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems craftsman repairs an inoperable taxiway edge light, Jan. 29. Taxiway edge lights are used to assist aircraft as they land and takeoff the runway at night and during adverse weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) Powering up the mission!
B-2 Spirit pilots cannot fly sorties if maintainers do not even have the electricity needed to open the hangar doors. Fortunately, Airmen and civilians from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical flight provide members of Team Whiteman the electrical power to accomplish their missions."Our mission is important to everyone who supports
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