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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Leaving dogs outside in extreme heat can subject them to heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage, or even death. To report any unattended dogs left outside for long periods of time, call security forces (660)687-3700. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie)
Keeping dogs healthy this summer
Suffocating heat has invaded Missouri these recent summer days and residents have been finding ways to combat its effects. Unfortunately, pets and man's best friend in particular, aren't as lucky in obtaining shelter and water from the sun's rays. According to a pet-care website, dogs can't sweat as easily as humans. Dogs have very few sweat
0 7/21
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., -- Airman 1st Class Ben Smyser, 509th Logistic Readiness Squadron Aircraft Part Store technician, fills a maintenance order that is needed for an aircraft on July 14.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston) (Released)

Part of the mission
A necessary component of the B-2 stealth bomber isn't working. The missing piece to this puzzle is among thousands of parts in a warehouse that has no shelves, containers, or systems that organize the items. Instead, there is a massive pile of hundreds of thousands of parts. To prevent chaos like this, Airman from the 509th Logistics Readiness
0 7/21
2010
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Staff Sgt. Mitchel Cooney, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing, Commercial Engineer Squadron, at the beginning of his shift as the TCN supervisor. Sergeant Cooney returned from his four-month deployment, May 23. From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Mitchel Cooney
From sunrise to sundown, vigilant efforts are needed to help fight the global war on terror. As U.S. and coalition forces assist in the rebuilding of Iraq, third-country-national workers are brought onto installations to build, clean and learn under the watchful eyes of their escorts. Staff Sgt. Mitchel Cooney, 509th Communication Squadron
0 7/20
2010
WHITEMAN AFB, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Tyler Campbell, 509th Munitions Squadron, installs an arming device into a 500-pound MK-82 bomb during a practice session for the Air Force Global Strike Command Challenge, Jul. 12. Sergeant Campbell was assigned to install the arming devices on each of the 12 bombs during the practice session. Whiteman Airmen ready for first AFGSC Global Strike Challenge
A total force team from the 509th and 131st Munitions Squadron were put to the test during a practice competition Monday in preparation for the first Global Strike Challenge later this month.B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer, and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile units are competing in the first Global Strike Challenge, showcasing the
0 7/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo There's a fungus among us
High humidity and an abundance of rain aren't at the top of many Missouri residents' list of things that make life grand, but if you happen to be a mold spore, this summer's weather is cause to rejoice.Mold thrives where there is oxygen, moisture and organic material to feed on. Its purpose on Earth is to to breakdown decaying material, but certain
0 7/14
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., -- Senior Airman Ashley Hussian 393rd Aircrew Flight Equipment technician, inspects the air advanced concept ejection survival vest. The vest contains a weapon, flare, water, and additional life preserving items. 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston) (Released)

"Chuting" for Safety
It's a sunny Tuesday afternoon when you receive an unexpected call. The man on the line informs you an F-16 containing the parachute you personally packed, just went down. Do you trust your work? Are you in fear for the Airmen's lives?Master Sgt. Timothy Mertes, 509th Operations Support Squadron superintendent of aircrew flight equipment, said he
0 7/14
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - The 509th Bomb Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Robert Wheeler, presents Alex Slocum, 509th BW information protection specialist, with the Whiteman Spirit Award July 12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody H. Ramirez) Spirit Award
The 509th Bomb Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Robert Wheeler, presented Mr. Alex Slocum, 509th BW Information Protection, with the Whiteman Spirit Award July 12.Mr. Slocum was nominated for the award by Mrs. Jan Smith from the Missouri State Veterans Home director of volunteer services, for demonstrating outstanding service as the historian for the
0 7/14
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., -- Master Sgt. Lowell Morris, 509th Operations Support Squadron, guides aircraft through Whiteman's airspace.  While deployed, Sergeant Morris coordinated airspace used for combat operations. 
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston) (Released)

From the Frontlines Master Sgt. Lowell Morris
Flying blind is not an option. Combat missions are crucial to supporting overseas contingencies, allowing for no errors by everyone involved.To execute these missions effectively, Airmen like Master Sgt. Lowell Morris, a 509th Operations Support Squadron combat airspace management technician, are needed. Sergeant Morris recently returned from a
0 7/13
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Frank McKinley, of the Whiteman Heritage Foundation, and Robert Rainey, Waco glider restoration project volunteer, inspect the rudder section for blemishes in the wood work July 7. Each Waco glider could carry up to 13 troops or cargo, such as a Jeep, or a 75mm Howitzer cannon, silently across enemy lines.(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Carlin Leslie)(Released)
The Comeback of the Waco Glider
In a time before the B-2 Stealth Bomber and unmanned aerial vehicles, the Waco Glider took to the sky spearheading all major invasions and operations of World War II, starting with the invasion of Normandy in June of 1944. Whiteman Air Force Base' s proud history dates back to 1942 when U.S. Army Air Corp officials selected the site of the
0 7/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo CE escorts oversee base construction
While some sleep, select Airmen and civilians here prepare to carry out the mission before sunrise. The 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Escort Pool office is responsible for escorting contractors into restricted-areas, giving restricted area briefings and keeping a vigilant eye while contractors accomplish their construction work, thus reducing
0 7/07
2010
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