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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jacob McSheffrey, a 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, fuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 3, 2015. The fuels shop mission is to ensure aircraft, vehicles and equipment receive fuel with a minimal amount of water and contains no contaminants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry) POL fuels the mission
The 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) flight works around the clock to fuel the diverse missions of Whiteman Air Force Base. With timeliness and proficiency, they are able to maintain fueling expectations for operational purposes. The POL flight's mission is to ensure aircraft, vehicles and equipment
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The 509th Civil Engineer Squadron engineers recently replaced fluorescent lights (bottom left) with light-emitting diode (LED) lights (top right)  at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 21, 2015. LED lights eliminate light pollution, directing light towards the ground and producing accurate color rendition. The lights also have a ten year life expectancy which reduces cost and manpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joel Pfiester/Released) Conserving energy, cutting costs
October is National Energy Awareness Month which encourages the practice of energy saving methods such as turning off lights and unplugging appliances.Energy, an essential resource to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., is necessary for Airmen to accomplish daily tasks such as operating aircraft, using medical equipment and performing other daily
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Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets IV, far left, 509th Bomb Wing commander, stands with World War II veterans at the 509th Composite Group monument Sept. 25, 2015, at Wendover, Utah. The remaining survivors of the 509th CG gathered at Wendover Air Field for their final reunion and the 70th commemoration of WWII. 509th CG veterans pictured, from left, Vern Rowley, 393rd Bombardment Squadron B-29 aircraft radio operator; William Miller, 320th Troop Carrier Squadron C-54 Skymaster radio operator; Russell Gackenbach, 393rd BS B-29 navigator; Robert Gilman, 603rd Aviation Engineering Squadron technician during Operation Crossroads; and Norris Jerrnigan, 393rd BS intelligence analyst. (Courtesy Photo) Remembering our American heroes
Over 70 years ago, Airmen were chosen for a highly secretive assignment that would be remembered long after the end of World War II (WWII).Commanded by Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets Jr., they were known as the 509th Composite Group (CG) and were to be based in Wendover Army Air Field, Utah to conduct the majority of their training. Their mission was to
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Airman 1st Class Chaiya Thamvongsa, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment journeyman, inspects a loader’s tire at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 5, 2015. If the pavement and equipment shop discover any defects, such as holes or cracks, on the tires, they will turn them over to vehicle maintenance for repair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry/Released) Paving roads with diligence
The pavement designed for vehicle transportation, fences used to safeguard the installation's perimeter, and signs for directions are all fruits of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) pavement and equipment shop's hard work. Rain, sleet or snow, they are constantly grinding to ensure the installation is maintained in accordance with U.S. Air
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2015
Airman 1st Class Cody Seiber, 509th Security Forces Squadron defender, recently arrived at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., as a third-generation Airman and a second-generation member of the 509th family. Cody’s grandfather, Robert Seiber, and father, David Seiber, also served in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jovan Banks/Released) Defender continues tradition of service
There are many reasons one might join the U.S. Air Force. Some join for the education benefits, while others join for job stability. Some join to uphold a legacy of three generations of Airmen in their family.Airman 1st Class Cody Seiber, 509th Security Forces Squadron defender, recently arrived at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., as a
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2015
Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing and the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing stand in formation during a dress and appearance inspection Aug. 11, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The inspection commenced the weapons loading, aircraft crew chief and munitions maintenance portion of the Global Strike Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith/Released) Whiteman Warriors display the art of weapons loading during GSC
A crew comprised of four Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing and four Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing participated in the 2015 Global Strike Challenge (GSC), Aug. 11 and 12, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.The GSC involves several bomb and missile wings from Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) competing to
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Members from the 509th Munitions Squadron prepare the gantry assembly on the Munitions Assembly Conveyor at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 11, 2015. Conventional load crews must complete bomb loads within an hour and fifty minutes to receive a high score. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keenan Berry/Released) Ready, set….load
Integrated teams from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participated in the bomb build and load portion of Air Force Global Strike Command Global Strike Challenge here Aug. 11 and 12.The conventional load competition entails demonstrating loading procedures in accordance with technical orders (TO) in a timely manner."We basically merge technical data
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The Outdoor Recreation and Equipment Rental (ODR) staff stands outside their facility August 11, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. In addition to rentals, trips and programs, ODR is comprised of skeet, trap, archery and paintball ranges and the base pool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith/Released) Experience Missouri firsthand with Outdoor Rec
It's the prime season to take the family camping or even to gather fellow Airmen and plan a little rest and relaxation in the great outdoors, but members of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, don't necessarily have to wait until their vacation to enjoy these stress-reducing activities.With the right equipment and a little planning, there are
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Special duties: The key to career advancement
There are an abundance of opportunities that come with being an enlisted member of the United States Air Force.Whether those prospects are sought out in pursuit of career development, improving skills or opening up options for the future, in the end, the experience gained is important to developing well-rounded leaders.Airmen fresh out of basic
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Mark Carter, 509th Force Support Squadron education specialist, stands in front of his office July 30, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Carter not only provides valuable counsel to Airmen, but also to spouses interested in beginning the process of applying to college. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith/Released) Continuing education for dependents: Why not start now?
Tuition Assistance, the Montgomery GI Bill for Active Duty and Veterans, Post-9/11 GI Bill and the Community College of the Air Force: Dependents of service members have all become familiar with these terms.When joining the Air Force, recruiters preach the educational benefits to the incoming recruits, but what about the educational aid available
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