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Default Air Force Logo True story: My cousin was killed by a drunk driver
December has been designated National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A month before he was scheduled to leave for Air Force Basic Training, Jacob Forbes was killed in a single drunk driving accident in Carroll County, Mo. May 17, 2008.
0 12/25
2011
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. David Hernandez
A Whiteman vehicle mechanic is scheduled to receive a purple heart following his return from deployment to the Horn of Panjwaii, Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. David Hernandez, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle mechanic, returned to this Air Force Global Strike Command base as a wounded warrior from his fifth deployment. He left Whiteman March 5,
0 12/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo An Airman's career
Many Airmen like Col. Theresa Rodriguez, 509th Medical Group commander, decided to come into the Air Force right after nursing school to pursue a life of adventure, pride and satisfaction. The Jackson, Miss. native said the Air Force was mostly what she expected. She met new people and gained new experiences, but there were other things she didn't
0 12/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Your winter-holiday safety checklist
With its festivities and inclement weather, the holiday season presents many safety trials both indoors and out. Being prepared and following simple safety tips can help keep individuals safe and warm this winter.An increase in travel and celebration are often seen during the holiday season. Both ground safety and the fire department encourage the
0 11/23
2011
OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM -- The 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., took center stage in the war on terrorism when six B-2 Spirits participated in air strikes over Afghanistan during the first three days of Operation Enduring Freedom.  All six of the B-2 sorties were longer than 40 hours, with the longest lasting more than 44 hours.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Lasky) 10 year anniversary of strikes against Afghanistan
The 509th Bomb Wing and its B-2 Spirits led the way Oct. 7, 2001, striking the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and signaling the start of Operation Enduring Freedom. Oct. 7, 2011 marked the 10th anniversary of the U.S. opening this new front on the war against terrorism.More than a decade later, many of the pilots who were involved in the strike
0 10/21
2011
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- (Middle left) Julie Jolly, 509th Child Development Center director, with staff members, prior to the start of her radiation and chemotherapy. Staff members surprised Julie with a Breast Cancer Awareness pink T-shirt filled with prayers and supportive messages from other staff members. Front: Hattie Roberts, Leslie Johansen; Middle:  Julie Jolly, Aida Dey and back: Brittany Jackson Fighting breast cancer
"The results are positive, you have breast cancer." The doctor's words isolated Julie Jolly's body and mind, 509th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center director. Questions and concerns immediately flooded her head. She was about to embark on unfamiliar territory, and she tried to figure out her next move.Julie's doctor scheduled her
0 10/06
2011
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Finance experts suggest that understanding budgeting, setting spending goals and following through with them is the key to financial success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexandra Boutte) Simple ways to reduce spending
A car repair, car insurance deductible, medical bill, and a death in the family are among the many reasons people carry a negative balance on a credit card.Many people may have thought about gaining control of their spending, but don't know where to start. For those who find cutting cost a challenge, the staff at the Airman and Family Readiness
0 9/22
2011
SOUTHEAST ASIA -- (Right) Master Sgt. Mona Wendzillo, 509th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of Airman & Family Readiness Center, and Mr. Brian Bennett, 92nd Force Support Squadron, stand near the A&FRC sign during her deployment. Wendzillo aided in creating a self-sufficient and mission ready community through individual and family preparedness. (Courtesy photo) From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Mona Wendzillo
Far removed from this Air Force Global Strike Command base, Master Sgt. Mona Wendzillo, 509th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of the Airman and Family Readiness Center, deployed to Southeast Asia for six months and returned here June 9.While in Southeast Asia, she aided in creating a self-sufficient and mission ready community through
0 9/15
2011
Default Air Force Logo AtHoc system plays vital role in base notification
The old adage "information travels fast" holds true for members at this Air Force Global Strike Command base. As the digital age continues to advance, mass communication efforts help alert base personnel of emergencies and urgent information. The Air Force initiated the AtHoc, or Emergency Mass Notification System, as a method for commanders to
0 9/09
2011
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Master Sgt. Daniel Koch, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fixed-facilities fuels technician, bleeds an oxygen tank here Aug. 31. The fixed-facility shop is a part of fuels and handles cryogenics (pilot oxygen tanks), base service systems (fuel for government vehicles) and hydrant systems (fuel being sent to and received from flightline docks). (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody H. Ramirez) Whiteman Airmen fuel deterrence
With the high priority of maintaining the nation's nuclear deterrent, the B-2 Spirit get a lot of glory. But without fuel for the aircraft to fly, deterrence would be nonexistent. The 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fixed-facilities shop, with help of the 131st Bomb Wing, ensures the B-2 Spirit can fly in a moment's notice and its pilots have
0 9/08
2011
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