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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Jake Smith, 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team member, closes the fuse access cover on a mock GBU-31, Jan. 25. The load crew competed in the Load Crew of the Year competition. The winners will be announced at the 2013 Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) Load Competition increases efficiency
From the second the clock starts till the second it stops, the 509th Maintenance Squadron Load Crew of the Year competitors are on their toes trying to be the best.Three teams went up against each other Jan. 25 for the right to be named 2012's best load crew team.The competition consisted of load teams from the 393rd Bomb Squadron, 13th Bomb
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MO. – Staff Sgt. Cole Adams, 509th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment mechanic, applies grease to a tow tongue of the -86 diesel generator set with a grease gun here, Jan. 29. The AGE flight washes, performs inspections and lubes designated areas every six months or as directed by the technical orders to increase the longevity of the equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED) AGE Airmen build shop morale with humor
Laughter fills a corner of the aerospace ground equipment bay as several Airmen work on a diesel generator for the B-2 Spirit bomber. Staff Sgt. Cole Adams, 509th Maintenance Squadron AGE mechanic, brings amusement to the floor everyday he works. Adams joined the Air Force in 2008 and the 509th has been home to him, his wife, Katelyn and their two
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SOUTHWEST ASIA – Senior Airman Gaetano Acevedo, 509th Contracting Squadron, volunteers as a member of the base honor guard on his deployment in Southwest Asia. Acevedo is currently deployed for a six-month rotation to the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron force protection security escort flight. Acevedo’s role in force protection is Pass and ID liaison. He ensures all contractors have a reason to be on base. He also takes time out of his schedule to be a part of the honor guard team and the Rising IV, a deployed Airmen’s Council. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED) From the Frontlines: SrA Gaetano Acevedo
Force protection escorts are charged with monitoring and safeguarding local and third-country nationals working on base - a task that, without FPs, would be performed by security forces Airmen.They call themselves "the ghosts for the base." Their work almost goes unnoticed, but the 386th force protection security escort flight plays a critical role
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Airman 1st Class Zachary Kegley, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Pest Management Apprentice, points out different moths in the display, Jan. 23. Kegley does daily inspections of the insects that inhabit the area in the seasons. Yearly migrations from insects will occur throughout spring, and often times will bring about new species. (U.S. Photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry) (Released) Pest control management prevents wildlife interference
For thousands of years, pests have been wreaking havoc on society. Ultimately, stopping them is not just about spraying chemicals and laying down traps; people need to be educated on pests and how to deal with them. At the end of the day, education about preventing, treating for and controlling these nuisances can go a long way. Fortunately, the
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Russ Cass, M1 Support services aircraft mechanic, performs a post-flight inspection on a T-38 Talon, Jan. 23. The post-flight inspection helps aircraft mechanics find malfunctions in various aircraft components that might have occurred during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) Contractors maintain T-38s to sustain operations
Millions of dollars, just for every flight hour. That is how much it would cost the Air Force for B-2 Spirit pilots to fly training sorties with B-2s. Fortunately, B-2 pilots are able to complete training missions flying another vital Air Force asset - the T-38 Talon."The T-38 is a cost-effective way to ensure pilots are current on flying hours so
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Matthew Cost, 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment section lead, inspects a BA-22 aneroid assembly, Jan. 18. This instrument gauges the aircraft’s altitude and automatically determines when a parachute is necessary should the pilot need to eject.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) AFE Airmen: Unsung heroes
Quick reactions and calm decision-making - both of these necessary piloting skills saved the lives of two Whiteman pilots when they ejected out of the Spirit of Kansas before a mechanical error caused it crashed into the runway at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in 2008. In addition, though, these pilots partially owe their lives to the work of the
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Default Air Force Logo Airman get money-saving tips for 2013
Like many of those reading this article, I am a relatively new Airman, just trying to learn the ropes of the financial world. There are many things I want to buy, I battle the urge to spend money and I recognize the need to set financial goals. Fortunately, the Whiteman Airman & Family Readiness Center offers numerous programs which can help Airmen
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thomas Bottini, 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion AH 64D Apache Longbow pilot, performs operations checks on night-vision goggles, Jan. 16. Night vision goggles aid pilots with nighttime flying and navigation by intensifying ambient light. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) Army mechanics keep Apaches flying
In the Army, AH-64D Apache Longbow pilots trust maintainers with their lives every day. One minor maintenance error might be the difference between life and death.With each Apache costing more than $18 million, the advanced technology in these aircraft requires that maintainers possess extensive technical expertise and training to keep the choppers
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MAZAR-E SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN -- Staff Sgt. Mark Baldenegro, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron structures, was deployed to Afghanistan from July to December 2012. Baldenegro and his team built large area maintenance shelters at bases all across Afghanistan. (Courtesy photo) From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Mark Baldenegro
Most Airmen who deploy worry about family while they are gone. For Staff Sgt. Mark Baldenegro, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron structures, his worries primarily centered around his wife, who was in poor health before he left.Baldenegro was deployed to Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan from July to December 2012, but had his deployment cut a month short due
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Airman 1st Class Hannah Schmitz, 509th Operations Support Squadron airfield management coordinator, shoots pyrotechnics to disperse a bird threat on the flightline, Jan. 9. Along with ensuring the general safety of those who work on the flightline, airfield management specialists participate in the base’s Bird Air Strike Hazard program to keep birds from posing a threat to flying aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) (Released) BASH program saves lives, money
Whiteman's aircraft are not the only birds that rule the skies over central Missouri. In 2012, Whiteman units flew a total of 6,379 successful sorties, thanks in part to the efforts of 509th Operations Support Squadron's Airfield Management Flight and its Bird Air Strike Hazard (BASH) program. The purpose of BASH is to ensure birds do not pose a
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