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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
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Crew chiefs from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 131st Bomb Wing perform a phase inspection on a B-2 Spirit July 12. Every 1000 flight hours the B-2 must be "phased" in search of any discrepancies that could cause major damage. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) B-2 crew chiefs keep Spirits soaring
With their hands and uniforms covered in grease, oil and hydraulic fluid, a team of crew chiefs completes a 12-hour graveyard shift just as the rest of the world awakens and prepares for the day. No matter the time, the day or severity of the weather, crew chiefs report to their duty sections every day with one single mission - keep their aircraft
0 8/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo FitFactor boosts healthy living for youth
Parents and teens may find themselves wanting to make more positive healthy decisions about their nutrition but might also find themselves unsure of how to get there.Air Force Airman and Family Services officials are helping achieve the participant's goals through FitFactor, a key component of the overall Air Force Youth Programs fitness and health
0 7/26
2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Master Sgt. Gloria Torres, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron personal property section chief, returned after a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Gloria Torres
Faced with challenges of an ever-changing mission, she managed passenger travel and cargo movement operations with a watchful eye. Without her leadership, service members and cargo wouldn't have reached their intended destination. Master Sgt. Gloria Torres, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron personal property section chief, a vital asset while
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Members of the 509th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment shop perform routine inspections on aircrew flight equipment July 3. Career fields such as aircrew flight equipment support the lives of aircrew personnel in the event of an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) (Released) AFE Airmen ensure flight safety
Air Force pilots have numerous types of equipment they must know the ins and outs of and be able to properly wear before they can fly. They rely on Airmen working in the aircrew flight equipment properly assembled and ready at all times.Airmen working in the 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop are responsible for
0 7/20
2012
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