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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Eduardo Swizer, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle mechanic, troubleshoots a wiring harness during a vehicle inspection, Nov. 2. The vehicle maintenance shop performs major maintenance to include transmissions overhauls, engines overhauls and power trains overhauls. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) (Released) Keeping the fleet rolling
All across base and around the flightline, Bearcats, Humvees, and patrol cars are constantly working to keep Whiteman's assets and community safe. More specifically, the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance unit keeps these vital vehicles up and on the job."We perform all the basic scheduled maintenance for the vehicles," said
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Airman 1st Class Melissa Malcolm, 509th Comptroller Squadron customer service representative, assists a customer with a travel voucher form. The 509th CPTS Financial Services Office provides a broad-based financial service to all service members and civilians, one of which is travel pay assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) 509th CPTS Travel Section: Helping money make the world go ‘round
The 509th Comptroller Squadron travel pay section's mission - ensuring customers are paid accurately and on time after a TDY, PCS or deployment - is more than just "bulletin-board material" in the finance office; it is a responsibility carried out diligently on a daily basis by the dedicated customer service representatives at the 509th CPTS travel
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Chief Master Sgt. Lee Barr, 509th Bomb Wing command chief, speaks to First Term Airmen Center students Oct. 29 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. FTAC holds a five-day class every Monday to help first-term Airmen get all the information they need about the base and the services it has to offer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) FTAC: Helping Airmen adapt to Whiteman AFB
"Room, 'tench hut!"A classroom full of Airmen rapidly snaps to attention as the base commander walks in to greet the young, frightened and nervous group of newcomers.With only eight weeks of basic training and the basic skill sets learned in tech school under their belts, these new Airmen know very little about the operational side of the Air
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Tech. Sgt. Joshua Stonestreet, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team member at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., was attached to a United States Marine Corps combat engineer platoon while deployed to Afghanistan. Stonestreet was deployed from October 2011 to April 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) From The Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Joshua Stonestreet
When an Airman deploys, there are many adjustments to make.For Tech. Sgt. Joshua Stonestreet, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team member, he had to adjust to a completely different military culture.Stonestreet was deployed from October 2011 to April 2012 with a United States Marine Corps combat engineer platoon in
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Senior Airman Keena Johnson, 509th Security Forces Squadron Law Enforcement, prepares to check a base resident's home as part of Operation Quarters Watch, at Whiteman Air Force Base Nov. 13. Under the Operation Quarters Watch program, the 509th Security Forces Squadron will conduct a physical house check and contact residents if they notice anything out of the ordinary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) "OPERATION QUARTERS WATCH:" A worry-free vacation begins with preparation
As families begin to make holiday travel plans, one item of concern is leaving your home unattended.However, the 509th Security Forces Squadron offers base housing residents a unique service called Operation Quarters Watch.Base residents who enroll in Operations Quarters Watch will have their homes checked twice within a 24-hour time period by
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AFGHANISTAN  -- Dr. (Maj.) Christopher Wilhelm provides medical care for a 14-month old baby boy with hydrocephalus May 25 in Afghanistan. A buildup of cerebral spinal fluid putting pressure on the brain so severe the child couldn’t interact with his surroundings. After the procedure, the baby was able to perform normal child interactions. (Courtesy photo) From the Frontlines: Dr. (Maj.) Christopher Wilhelm
With a mission to win hearts and minds through pediatrics, Dr. (Maj). Christopher Wilhelm deployed from the 509th Medical Operations Squadron to Afghanistan from Dec. 2011 to June 2012.Dr. Wilhelm was a key member of his deployed medical team, and treated and saved the lives of many severely injured children during his six month-tour in
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Senior Airman Lindsey Jaxel, and Airman 1st Class Jordan McGuirt, 509th Force Support Squadron career development representatives, assist Airman 1st Class Justin Tallman, 509th Security Forces Squadron, with outprocessing paper work at the Career Development Office Oct. 31. Prior to base permanent change of station, members are required to complete the necessary paper work before they can officially outprocess. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) Helping Airmen climb the career ladder
The difference between a successful career and an unsuccessful one is how a service member manages and plans for their future.In an effort to support those forecasts, members from the 509th Force Support Squadron Career Development Office are available to help connect Team Whiteman to their goals."We sustain the number one warfighting machine in
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Senior Airman Marita McCoy, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron in-bound cargo receiving clerk, operates a fork lift during her shift at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 1, 2012. McCoy was stationed at the 376th Logistics Readiness Squadron cargo movement as the weapons monitor from Jan. 11, 2012 to July 22, 2012, and dealt with all the weapons that came through the base (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released) From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Marita McCoy
Heading home after a deployment can be a strenuous task for Airmen, especially when dealing with shipping cargo and weapons back to their home station.One Airman who helped redeploying Airmen get cargo home is Senior Airman Marita McCoy, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron in-bound cargo receiving clerk, who recently returned to Whiteman after a
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Airmen from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron flag football team face off against the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron team here Sept. 21. The CES team won with a score of 35-21 over the LRS team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr) Enter the Intra … mural sports
All year Whiteman Air Force Base offers intramural and extramural sports to the community through the 509th Force Support Squadron fitness center and associated force support units."The design behind intramural sports is to provide Airmen and other community members with camaraderie and morale building, but it is also a way for people to blow off
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Justin Guyor, 509th Communications Focal point assistant NCOIC, inspects a desktop computer’s motherboard for defects as Senior Airman Wesley Snider, 509th CS client services technician, observes. To ensure that crystal-clear or lightning-fast communication, drives the process to ensure that senior leaders' communications requirements are met and to track down the specialists needed to fix problems as they arise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) (Released) CSS keeps Team Whiteman communicating
The Air Force's mission will fail without good communication up and down the chain of command. A unit's work can come to a grinding halt when access to an essential communications system is lost.The skilled professionals from the 509th Communications Squadron's Communications Support Section provide communication problem solving services to
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