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Staff Sgt. William Daniels, 509th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, deployed to Eskan Village, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from January to July 2012. While deployed, Daniels ministered to Service members’ spiritual needs and helped accommodate religious functions and ministries. (Courtesy photo) From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. William Daniels
In a world full of chaos and confusion, many military members seek peace through spirituality, especially during a deployment. Staff Sgt. William Daniels, 509th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, is one such Airman. During a six-month deployment to Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, Daniels helped others cope with the stress of serving
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Staff Sgt. Fatimat Bello, 509th Bomb Wing safety representative, observes 2nd Lt. Jared Abramowicz, 509th Comptroller Squadron finance specialist, perform a practice sobriety test while wearing goggles simulating  different blood-alcohol content levels during Wingman Day, Dec. 7 at Whiteman Air Force Base. The 509th Bomb Wing Safety Office responsibilities including planning, organizing, directing and controlling safety activities as well as analyzing mishap causes and trends. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) "Safety first" or "Safety always"?
"Safety first" is a popular phrase, often incorporated into an organization's values, but the phrase poorly defines the overall concept of safety. "Safety isn't part of a checklist; it's a core value that must be integral to all operations, missions and decisions at all times," says Staff Sgt. Michael DeWandeler, 509th Bomb Wing ground safety
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Default Air Force Logo Helping Team Whiteman enjoy the outdoors
Winter has finally passed, it is a nice warm spring day in the spring and you want to go out on a fishing trip, but you do not have a boat. Where is the best place to rent one? The Whiteman Outdoor Recreation Center is a great option, offering most items at a 40- to 50-percent discount from rental dealers in the surrounding community."Outdoor
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Staff Sgt. Fatimat Bello, 509th Bomb Wing Ground Safety, takes safety precaution and sets a highway warning triangle to notify on-coming traffic Dec. 10 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Team Whiteman is encouraged to take precautions, travel with a safety kit and be prepared at all times in case an emergency arises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) Tips to help you enjoy a worry-free vacation
Many wait all year to enjoy a little time off to spend with family or loved ones. While planning for a holiday vacation can be fun and exciting, nothing will ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming a victim of crime."A vacation is a good time for relaxation and fun, but do not leave your common sense at home," said Jerry Osban, 509th
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Airman 1st Class Bernard Hyde, 509th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, sights down the scope of his M4 carbine while on patrol Dec. 5 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. As a defender, Hyde is responsible for staying vigilant and ready to respond to any threat 24/7, 365 days a year, holidays included. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) (Released) Defending Team Whiteman 24/7, 365
As the sun rises on Christmas day, hundreds of children living on Whiteman Air Force Base run down the stairs to tear open the gifts Santa has left under the tree, while their parents smile at their unadulterated joy.Meanwhile, at the base's main gate, Airmen from the 509th Security Forces Squadron stand ready, protecting Air Force assets and
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Airman 1st Class Cory Barrett, Team Whiteman firefighter, suits up during a bunker exercise drill Dec. 7 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Airmen from Whiteman AFB Fire Emergency Services works in two separate shifts to keep the station manned and mission ready 24/7, 365 days a year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) Team Whiteman Firefighters - Working around the holiday clock
It's Dec. 25 and everyone is enjoying a festive holiday when, suddenly, thick smoke fills the home and live-giving oxygen seems to nearly disappear.Someone has left Christmas dinner on the stove unattended and a fiery blaze has erupted.An alarm sounds at the base's fire department and members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Emergency
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Default Air Force Logo MPF: your first customer service stop
What do all military members, retirees and their families have in common? They all have Common Access Cards providing them with base access, eligibility for medical benefits, and the ability to take advantage of the base exchange, commissary and MWR benefits.The Military Personnel Flight customer service section helps not only Whiteman members with
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Spectators, including members of Team Whiteman, attend a University of Central Missouri Jennies' volleyball game Nov. 2 in Warrensburg, Mo. Beginning in the autumn of 2012, UCM’s Command Pass program allowed active duty Service members, Guard, Reservists and their dependents free entry to all UCM's sporting events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) (Released) UCM opens door of opportunity to Airmen
"If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail." -- Winston Churchill.Churchill's words were true not only in describing the Allies in World War II, but also the partnership between the armed forces and local communities today. The relationship between Whiteman Air Force Base and the University of Central Missouri is one
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Joanne Rodriguez, Airmen and Family Readiness Center community readiness technician, briefs Airmen during a pre-separation and pre-retirement class Nov. 27 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The A&FRC offers a variety of services to help individuals deal with military life changes, including welcoming new children to the family, PCSing, transitioning out of the Air Force, crisis management and conflict resolution. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) A&FRC: Linking Airmen and their families
While the demands of military life can vary from person to person, resources and services are available to help balance those needs.One part of the overall installation family support system is the Airman & Family Readiness Center- a network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals supporting personal and family
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Honolulu Star-Bulletin following the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo) Moment of silence: Remembering Dec. 7, 1941
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan,"- Franklin Roosevelt.President Roosevelt uttered these well-remembered words the day after the Pearl Harbor attacks.Seventy-one years later, we still remember the
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