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CAMP ARFIJAN, Kuwait – Senior Airman Joseph Adams, 424th Medium Truck Detachment, uploads and ties down a boat on to a trailer as he prepares to depart for a convoy mission.  Airman Adams is deployed to Camp Arfijan, Kuwait, from the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron as a truck commander.   From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Joseph Adams
Often times, the sound of a rumbling engine doesn't leave the everyday driver with qualms of the path which lies ahead. Alternatively, a convoy driver can find themselves in difficult and dangerous situations with every mile they travel. Although Senior Airman Joseph Adams, 424th Medium Truck Detachment, lost count of his mileage traveled, the
0 7/06
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., -- Tech. Sgt. Jason Levine, 509th Medical Squadron clinical laboratory technician, draws blood from Paul Williams, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, for routine checkup.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

Lab techs find what lies beneath
Technicians from the 509th Medical Group laboratory dig deep to ensure military members and dependants are healthy under the skin.The team of seven technicians performs more than 100 different analyses to help doctors treat their patients."If Airmen aren't healthy, they can't complete their missions," said Tech. Sgt. Jason Levine, NCO in charge for
0 6/30
2010
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Airman First Class Lindsey Jaxel
She was the eyes and ears of forward deployed bases, providing security for the information held within. She is Airman 1st Class Lindsey Jaxel, 509th Force Support Squadron force management operations member, who deployed for four months to southwest Asia as an escort flight member until late May."As an escort, I had to watch third-country
0 6/30
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Senior Airman Sehldon Mellott, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, uses the clamshell of the front loader to sift out small debris from larger chunks of asphalt and concrete, Monday. Airman Mellott is part of an elite team known as the "Dirtboyz," taking part in multiple payment and concreting jobs around base. After the piles are sorted a contractor will grind up all the materials and recycle for future use on CES projects.(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Carlin Leslie)
 'Dirtboyz' rock the mission
Rain, shine or snow, Airmen from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, can be spotted rolling-out various heavy equipment to ensure the Whiteman mission is completed.Commonly referred to as "Dirtboyz," in view of the fact they're frequently covered in dirt and concrete, heavy-equipment operators are trained to operate various pieces of equipment
0 6/29
2010
Senior Master Sgt. CJ Slifko points out a fuel leak on a Humvee to his son, Airman 1st Class Ryan Slifko, June 19, 2010, at Sather Air Base, Iraq. Airman Slifko joined the Air Force, went into the same career field, and deployed to the same unit as his father. Sergeant Slifko is the vehicle fleet manager for the 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. Airman Slifko is a vehicle mechanic with the 447th ELRS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Perry Aston) Following dad’s footsteps to Iraq
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. The saying couldn't be truer in Iraq this past Father's Day half a world away from home for father and son vehicle mechanics. They were able to spend some family time together touring palaces and other sights of the Victory Base Complex.Senior Master Sgt. CJ Slifko, 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness
0 6/29
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Lt. Col. Tony Monetti, 13th Bomb Squadron director of operations, was awarded the "Man of the Year" title by the Warrensburg, Mo. Chamber of Commerce Whiteman Airman recognized as ‘Man of the Year’
The Warrensburg, Mo., Chamber of Commerce recently recognized a Whiteman Airman for his extensive leadership and community involvement. Lt. Col. Tony Monetti, 13th Bomb Squadron director of operations, was awarded the "Man of the Year" title by the Chamber, June 15."I am surprised and grateful for their consideration," Colonel Monetti said of the
0 6/28
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. John Meagher, 509th Security Forces Squadron, views a simulated attack through the reticle on an M-4 carbine during an exercise June 18, 2010. Sergeant Meagher took a defensive position to provide support fire during the start of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Charles D. Larkin Sr.) SFS Airmen take part in force-on-force training
A cloud of green smoke, the sound of a screeching fire-alarm and gun shots all sound off at once. Hindrances aside, 509th Security Forces Squadron members strategically move into the warehouse to terminate their threat. More than 100 security forces Airmen took part in an annual force-on-force training exercise June 18 at the weapons storage area
0 6/25
2010
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Lt. Col. Joe Hall
Deployed from his position as the 509th Bomb Wing chief of plans and programs and B-2 instructor pilot, Lt. Col. Joe "Spanky" Hall is now commanding the Air Force's largest squadron. Colonel Hall is currently deployed to Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan, as the commander of the 855th Air Expeditionary Squadron.The 855th AES contains more than 1,000
0 6/22
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. --  A burned gas grill occurred on Carswell Street in 2005 as a result of improper storage of a grill. The gas tank was left on and was left unsupervised.  Avoid grilling dangers
Just a few short days into summer, many have sensed the aroma of the burning charcoal of a barbeque grill. Be that as it may, lying just above those hot dogs and hamburgers lingers a catalyst of potential danger if proper safety measures aren't taken."Anytime fire is involved, precautionary measures should be taken seriously," said Tim Robinson,
0 6/22
2010
Default Air Force Logo Whiteman Airman helps make Twilight Tattoo an event to remember
A Whiteman Airman helped make the Twilight Tattoo ceremonial engagement memorable for many in attendance at the Bolling AFB Ceremonial Lawn June 13. Capt. James Hayes III, a B-2 pilot, flew over the Twilight Tattoo, although his roots are actually in Virginia, where he graduated from West Springfield High School as the valedictorian of his
0 6/21
2010
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