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SOUTHWEST ASIA -- As an aircraft electrical and environmental systems technician, Senior Airman Shawn Watters, 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, is currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and is assigned to phase dock where he and his team conduct more than 500 inspection hours on the A-10 Thunderbolt II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Skinkle) From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Shawn Watters
The anatomy of an aircraft system contains miles of wire, thousands of sensors, hundreds of dials, indicators and many switches.Senior Airman Shawn Watters, 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental systems technician, is currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and is assigned to phase dock where he and his team
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2012
HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. -- Ceremonial guardsmen from the 509th Bomb Wing Honor Guard stand at ease during a funeral at the Veteran’s Cemetery Jan. 10. With a team of 44 Airmen ranking from airman basic to technical sergeant, the 509th BW Honor Guard has a mission that covers the state of Missouri to include 118 counties. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) Honor Guard embodies Air Force image
When it comes to ceremonies and funerals, the 509th Bomb Wing Honor Guard's mission is to be ready, sharp and respond to requests with the utmost amount of poise, attention to detail and professionalism.With a team of 44 Airmen ranking from airman basic to technical sergeant, the 509th Honor Guard represents the military throughout the state of
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Igore, 509th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, runs on a balance beam as Staff Sgt. James Swann, 509th SFS MWD handler, supervises during an obedience course Feb. 15.  In addition to training the dogs to follow instructions, the obedience course also helps the handlers evaluate the speed, agility and endurance of their canines.   (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) Military working dogs train for success
Originating from "The Story of Old Drum", written after the Civil War in Warrensburg, Mo., it's been said that, "A dog is man's best friend."This phrase holds especially true for the members of the 509th Security Forces Squadron canine handlers. Military working dogs act not only as trusted wingmen but as friends.Effective communication, training
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- The 509th Bomb Wing staff judge advocate office performs four essential functions: military justice, operational law and legal assistance, protecting Air Force resources and freedom of action, morale and welfare. The military justice system is a commander's program designed to support good order and discipline in the unit and to ensure mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED) Law and order: 509th BW
In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by three separate yet equally important groups: the security forces/office of special investigations who investigate crime, the paralegals who research crimes and the base attorneys who prosecute the offenders. (Sound effects) Dun...Dun The 509th Bomb Wing Staff Judge Advocate office
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Military helps non-citizens get their naturalization
As a country founded by immigrants hundreds of years ago, many individuals still flock to the U.S. today seeking political freedom and the opportunity to achieve their goals. America remains a land of opportunities, and because many foreigners from all over the world come to live in the U.S., cultural diversity is cited as one of the country's
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2012
Default Air Force Logo FSS wins intramural basketball championship
The 509th Force Support Squadron and 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron B-squad squared up for the 2010-2011 intramural basketball league championship at the fitness center Jan. 30. Each team was well represented by their fans who nearly filled the gym and helped provide each team with extra motivation. AMXS made a game out of it with an exciting
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Emergency vs. non-emergency, understanding the difference
Flashing warning lights and sirens are signs for drivers to pull over so medical personnel can transport patients to receive emergency care.The 509th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance service is available 24-hours-a-day to respond to on-base illnesses and injuries and is accessed through 9-1-1. "We have one ambulance with two members trained in
0 2/02
2012
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Bear, a golden retriever and Whiteman AFB pet, relaxes at his home.  Whiteman pet owners should follow the rules and regulations and reference the Whiteman AFB Instruction 48-131/Domestic Animal Control Manuel. Base residents must register and have a microchip inserted into their animals at the veterinary treatment facility within five duty days of their arrival to the base. The best way to get a pet back home is to keep an identification tag on them. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte) (RELEASED)
Keeping stray animals to a minimum
Life on the street is hard. The majority of stray animals have either been abandoned by their owner or allowed by their owner to roam freely.Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter.A stray animal is considered to be a domesticated animal, Staff Sgt. Jason Gatiss, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron
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2012
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Piara Swank
When it comes to individual responsibility for mission success, one Air Force Global Strike Airman helped get items and services that an expeditionary unit needs during her recent deployment to southwest Asia. Senior Airman Piara Swank returned Nov. 13, 2011 after spending six months deployed as a contingency contracting officer with the 380th
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Airman's Attic finds are one of a kind
The Airmen's Attic here is a place where Airmen and their families can make donations and also find needed items. "We are a service for Airmen E-5 and below and their dependants," said Corey Kmon the senior spouse advisor." We provide free items to low-income airmen who need everyday items but have a limited budget. At the end of the day we are a
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2012
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