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Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Vincent Cunningham Jr.
Deployments can take Airmen all across the world to a variety of countries. For Senior Airman Vincent Cunningham Jr., 13th Bomb Squadron aviation resource manager, his path led him to Eskan Village in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from October 2011 to April 2012. While stationed at Whiteman, Cunningham performed mostly administrative duties on the
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Soldiers from the 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion perform pre-flight checks on an AH-64D Apache Longbow April 24, 2012. The multi-mission Apache Longbow is the next-generation version of the AH-64D Apache. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) (Released) 1-135th ARB receives full line-up of AH-64D Apache Longbows
The Missouri National Guard's 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion recently received its final AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter completing the battalion's 20 digital model aircraft that replaced an older analog model.The primary mission of the 1-135th ARB is to readily deploy and provide ground forces with air support and direct close combat
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo --  Senior Airman Cortez Howery, 509th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell member, returned from his second six-month deployment October 2011. While deployed, he was a store room manager for Cold Grab and Go which was a dining facility where service members could pick up snacks and cooked meals 24/7.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Cortez Howery
While some service members deploy and perform similar duties at their home station, others may do something entirely different. Senior Airman Cortez Howery, 509th Force Support Squadron Fitness Assessment Cell member, was one such Airman who gained a new perspective while helping accomplish the mission.Instead of being a FAC member in Southwest
0 4/29
2012
Default Air Force Logo Whiteman celebrates MOMC
While military children are recognized yearlong, the month of April has officially been designated Month of the Military Child to celebrate them. In an effort to applaud them, Whiteman Youth Programs has multiple activities to recognize their contribution and achievements. "From 'Everyday Heroes' certificates that line the walls at the Youth Center
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Brittani Hunter, Warrensburg Area Career Center licensed practical nursing student, reviews policies and procedures in the immunization clinic before starting her rotations during her clinical internship with the 509th Medical Group April 4. Hunter is one of four students on a clinical rotation at the 509th MDG learning the ins and outs of different stations where patients are seen and treated while under the supervision of Capt. Kenneth Person, 509th MDG registered nurse. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Laura Goodgame) 509th MDG supports local LPN students
While working under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic health care, according to Capt. Kenneth Person, 509th Medical Group officer in charge of education and training. When it comes to assisting in the training of nurses, the 509th MDG has answered that call. Each week, LPN students from the
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2012
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Jesse Soderberg
When many think of deployed locations their first thought is Iraq or Afghanistan, but deployments happen all across the world. For Staff Sgt. Jesse Soderberg, 509th Comptroller Squadron finance customer service technician, it was a deployment that took him to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, from August 2011 to February 2012. While on his deployment,
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2012
WARRENSBURG, Mo.  -- A student from the University of Central Missouri carefully positions his feet on a balancing beam during a “Late Night at UCM” event at UCM in the recreation center March 16. Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing and student volunteers from the University of Central Missouri meet up every month to plan and coordinate activities that help reduce underage drinking among individuals in the 18 to 20 year old age group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) 'Wing It' impacts Whiteman and local community
While being stationed here, some Airmen have said that they have virtually nothing to do to keep them entertained. Because of the unique location of Knob Noster and the surrounding area, it is challenging for many 18-20 year olds to find activities that interest them according to Jeff Huffman, Department of Justice Grant program coordinator.In an
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Tech. Sgt. Jacob A. Byers, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of equipment support, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Waters, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle trainer, chain down a government vehicle March 23. To prevent accidents and damage to the vehicle being carried, they are chained down when being transported from one location to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) Vehicle Ops: Driving the mission
Whether it's aircraft parts or supporting security forces with vehicles or wrecker recovery, the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron supports a 24/7 mission to assist aircrew and keep the supply system moving.A support crew is always on duty to carry out the mission, maintain record management, provide extra help that may be needed on the flightline
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Jeff Willming, 509th Force Support Squadron material handler, puts plastic milk cartons in a recycling bin March 29 at the recycling center. Recycling plastic saves twice as much energy as burning it in an incinerator, according to recycling-revolution.com. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick Wilson) Team Whiteman: Let's go green!
On April 22, the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, people from different continents, ethnic backgrounds and religions will participate in numerous "acts of green" around the globe, according to earthday.org. In an effort to contribute to this global campaign, the staff members of the Whiteman Air Force Base Recycling Center encourage the community to
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2012
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Robi Powers, American300 founder, introduces the Air Force Global Strike Command “Never Quit” Rowing Challenge with Sean Colgan, 1980 Olympic Rowing Team Member and Dan Beery, 2004 Olympic Rowing Gold Medalist, at the Whiteman AFB Fitness Center March 29. The AFGSC Airman with the overall farthest distance rowed will travel all expenses paid to London with the American300 team in July. The base with the overall farthest distance rowed will receive $50,000 in quality of life funds.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bryan Crane) (RELEASED) Rowing for London
The Air Force Global Strike Command American300 "Never Quit" Rowing Challenge began April 5 at the Whiteman Air Force Base Fitness Center. Col. Robert Spalding III, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, kicked of the monthlong challenge by rowing the first 500 meters.On March 28, 2012, Robi Powers, American300 founder, introduced the challenge at
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