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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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2015
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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2015
Air Force Staff Sgt. Krystal Malveaux, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons specialist, returns books to Anne Neudorf, 509th Force Support Squadron library aid, July 28, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. For patrons ages 10 and older, library cards are freely available and can be used to check out items, as well as access the vast entirety of online resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jazmin Smith/Released) Whiteman library: Answers for the future, knowledge of the past
The instant patrons walk in, the newest books line the shelves to their right. Tread a little further, and the staff manning the desk welcomes them with a friendly smile.Whether for information, education or entertainment, the library offers an opportunity to experience and learn new things and get a glimpse at other cultures, histories, realms of
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2015
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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2014
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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