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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Richard Mahaney, 509th Force Support Squadron assistant NCO in charge of installation personnel readiness, returned from July 1 after spending five months deployed as a personnel support for contingency operations team member.  Mahaney worked on inprocessing members through the area of responsibility. He also processed redeploying servicemembers to and from the AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) (Released)






From the frontlines: Staff Sgt. Richard Mahaney
When it comes to having respect for the worth and dignity of every Airman, one Air Force Global Strike Airman held this value true by keeping accountability for every Airman who comes in and out of his unit during his recent deployment to Southwest Asia.Staff Sgt. Richard Mahaney, 509th Force Support Squadron assistant NCO in charge of installation
0 9/06
2012
Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Wright, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance low bay NCO in-charge, takes part in a security patrol during his deployment to Afghanistan. Wright was deployed from June 2011 until March 2012. (Courtesy Photo) (Released) From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Wright
While on a deployment, everyone on base comes to realize how important every other job is because you can't do your job without the other shops doing theirs.Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Wright, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance low bay NCO in-charge, had an under-appreciated job that became much more appreciated while he was deployed to
0 8/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo Better Body, Better Life class hits Whiteman
WARNING: Side effects may include resilience, stamina, improved Fitness Assessment scores, mental clarity, energy, self-confidence and much more interesting Friday nights.This is the warning that individuals should heed when they enroll in the Better Body, Better Life class. The new class kicked off July 17 at the Whiteman Health and Wellness
0 8/23
2012
Members of the U.S. Air Force 386th Air Expeditionary Wing run to a bunker in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 21, 2012. The 386th AEW conducted a "bunker dive" exercise to evaluate the overall readiness of base personnel and facilities while under a simulated attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Lieth/Released) From the Frontlines: Capt. Amanda Patton
Much of the behind-the-scenes work in Force Support Squadrons goes into ensuring the quality of life for Airmen. The FSS mission is streamlined across the Air Force to enhance readiness and promote esprit de corps at home and abroad.While serving as the 386th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron sustainment services flight commander, Capt. Amanda
0 8/22
2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.—Senior Airman Jordan Bland, 13th Bomb Squadron weapon load crew member, drives a MHU-83 to transport a GBU-31v1, Aug. 7, for the Air Force Global Strike Command challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Montse Belleau) Whiteman introduces Global Strike Challenge Team: 13th Bomb Squadron
Editor's Note: This is the second of a four-part series highlighting the Air Force Global Strike Challenge.When the going gets rough, the president doesn't call Minot or Barksdale AFB, he calls Whiteman! This is according to the conventional load crew team competing in this year's Global Strike Challenge.The 509th AMXS Conventional Load Team
0 8/15
2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Brett Berry, 509th Bomb Wing civil law paralegal, addresses Right Start newcomers about the different services they provide. Right Start attendees receive briefings from several agencies on- and off base to help get them acclimated with base policy and familiar with the surrounding area.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) Whiteman newcomers off to a ‘right start’
Relocating to a new base can be overwhelming and a tedious process for Airmen, civilians and their families. In an effort to help members with a smooth transition, Whiteman's Airman & Family Readiness Center, and the 509th FSS military personnel section, work together to support newcomers get off to a "Right Start" here. Right Start is the wing
0 8/15
2012
Default Air Force Logo Driving while distracted decreases focus, increases risk
Maintaining situational awareness behind the wheel can be a challenge, but losing focus can lead to disastrous results. Driving while distracted is one of the leading human factors attributed to traffic mishaps, yet it doesn't get nearly as much publicity as drunk driving or lack of seatbelt use. Distracted driving has been a factor in nearly every
0 8/06
2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Al Cox steps off of a T-38 Talon after receiving an incentive flight here, July 30. During the flight Cox was allowed to take control of the jet in the air and fly the aircraft he had been working on for the past 19 years. Cox retired Aug. 1, after a 47 year career, including 22 years active duty Air Force Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cody H. Ramirez) "Never missed a day working on an airplane"
When Al Cox began his career as an Air Force aircraft mechanic in 1965, it wasn't exactly the way he pictured it. "I guess you could say I had to pay my dues first because I began my career washing airplanes and sweeping out hangars," laughed the T-38 crew chief. "Every week we would rotate to different aircraft maintenance shops so we could gain
0 8/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Whiteman: Gliding through history
In the spring of 1942, the massive buildup for World War II prompted the U.S. Army to search for a site near Sedalia, MO, as a glider training base. Among the areas considered were the state fairgrounds site and a site in neighboring Dresden. Both of these sites were rejected because of a lack of room for expansion. The Sedalia Gilder Base was
0 8/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo GreenUp! Summertime Energy Awareness
At certain times of the year, we experience change in seasons that are dramatic. You will see it, feel it, and pay for it. As our climate changes, temperature rises, humidity rises, and energy costs rise. As stewards for the Energy Program at Whiteman AFB, it is our goal to improve energy efficiencies continuously. In order to accomplish our goals
0 8/02
2012
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