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A B-2 Spirit rests in an aircraft hangar on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 24, 2015. Within 24 hours, a team of specialists from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., were brought to MacDill to repair the B-2, which had diverted due to an avionics malfunction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro/Released) Whiteman maintainers keep B-2 Spirits flying
Since it first arrived 22 years ago, the B-2 Spirit has been unparalleled in its ability to provide precision air power, thus shaping the mission here at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to providing strategic deterrence, global power and combat support to combatant and joint force commanders... anytime, anywhere.Day after day, a multitude of
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2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cameron Kessinger, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems supervisor, inspects a face shield at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 24, 2014. The electrical shop maintains the flow of electricity for each facility at Whiteman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) The light in the darkest hour
Every time a light turns on, microwaves are used or a refrigerator door is opened, the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical shop receives the honor of ensuring these daily uses occur without problem.The electrical crew is hard at work making sure the installation can function and Airmen enjoy their household luxuries. With dedication and valor,
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Bo Smith, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron tractor operator, wields the loader bucket at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 4, 2014. This procedure is done to repair equipment damaged during operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Building the road to success
 The sound of machinery echoes across the base as the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron dirt boys are hard at work. Their muddy hands serve as badges of honor, measuring the intense, rigorous efforts needed to ensure the roads are serviceable for Whiteman's mission. Hard work, dedication and a steadfast attitude are the tools needed to be a Whiteman
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2014
Airman 1st Class Emily Jordan, Staff Sgt. Alan Esqueda, and Senior Airman Carlos Desio, all members of the Sporting Whiteman varsity soccer team, share a laugh after practicing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Sept. 20, 2014. Sporting Whiteman routinely plays competitively against various semi-pro and collegiate teams in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Sporting Whiteman scouts for new talent year-round
One of Team Whiteman's priorities as an installation is to create an environment that is healthy and fun.  Varsity sports on base provide one of many avenues through which this goal is being accomplished.Whiteman's varsity soccer team, also known as Sporting Whiteman, started up in June and is currently looking for new talent.Deployments, permanent
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2014
Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Amiel Guitz laughs during his civilian retirement ceremony at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 31, 2014. Guitz retired from the active duty in 1966 and has worked for several different airframe manufacturing companies including Cessna, General Dynamics and Boeing, and has even worked as airline pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester/Released) 68 years of aviation dedication
Growing up without a mother or a father and bouncing from one living situation to the next might leave a child yearning for a place to fit in and call home.But for one young man, these conditions were the beginning of a 68-year career dedicated to aviation.Amiel J. Guitz, a quality assurance specialist with the 394th Combat Training Squadron, spent
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2014
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Hinson, 509th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, talks on a whisper mic at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 8, 2014. The whisper mic is used to relay information to the police services desk during responses to unannounced building alarms.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Security Forces: Whiteman's sword and shield
While Airmen and their families sleep soundly, patrolmen from the 509th Security Forces Squadron stand watch around the clock, making sure Whiteman's greatest assets, such as the people and the B-2 Spirit, are safe.Armed and ready, these steadfast warriors aim to ensure every inch of the base perimeter is protected from those who might harm it.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Steven Hayes, 509th Medical Support Squadron radiologist, positions the x-ray equipment to perform an exam at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 23, 2014. This procedure is done to provide imaging of potential fracture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Ensuring accurate diagnosis
Injuries and unknown ailments occur often, hindering the human body. The 509th Medical Support Squadron radiology is here to assist in diagnosing these injuries and unknown ailments with sound judgment, and reliable technique.The radiology department takes care of all the active duty, retirees, civilians and government employees who are referred to
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2014
U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. Ronald Murray, 509th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, prepares for Catholic services at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 3, 2014. The chaplain assistant has to maintain a neutral setting within the chapel as much as they can throughout the week. The chapel is home to all denominations and must uphold this standard to ensure worshippers are comfortable in their religious surroundings. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Chaplain assistants: Here for all Airmen, all faiths
Tech. Sgt. Lukas Bartels started off his Air Force career as a command post controller. After six years, he was ready for a change. He had encountered chaplain assistants before, and he knew the job involved caring for people and helping them through tough times in their lives.Inspired by senior enlisted leaders talking about the importance of
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Senior Airman Paul Stewart, 509th Maintenance Squadron low observable structural maintainer, and his wife Lindsey, pose with their daughters Anna (left), and Emily (right). On July 20, 2014, Stewart delivered his and his wife's second daughter, Emily, when they were unable to make it to the hospital in time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester/Released) Under pressure, Airman delivers
Most baby delivery stories seem to follow the same generic, almost preset story-line. The mother beings the early stages of labor, heads to the hospital, begins her contractions, then some odd amount of hours later, baby is born.However, for one Whiteman Airman and his family, their baby story followed a slightly different script.On July 20, 2014,
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2014
Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Miller, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of EOD, third from the left, deployed to Southwest Asia from Sept. 1, 2013 to May 1, 2014. Miller deployed with a coalition force and joint force of U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and Romanian Army Service members to train Afghan soldiers on various EOD techniques as part of a coalition interoperability training mission with the Afghan National Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Miller/Released) From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Miller
After serving five consecutive deployments in five years, one Airman left for a sixth deployment, leaving his wife behind to care for their six-month-old child.Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Miller, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal NCO in charge, left for a deployment to Southwest Asia Sept. 1, 2013 and returned May 1, 2014."It was
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