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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.- Members of the B-2 tailpipe working group, are honored with the Whiteman Spirit Award, May 19, for their dedication and ingenuity, while working on a tailpipe sustainment plan. The B-2 tailpipe working group displayed tenacity, dedication and innovative thinking to solving what appeared to be a significant problem with spare tailpipe availability for the B-2. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)   
 Spirit Award
Brig. Gen. Robert Wheeler, 509th Bomb Wing commander, presented the Spirit Award May 19 to Airmen and civilians from a combined working group which consisted of the 509th BW, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center, and Northrop Grumman. General Wheeler nominated the individuals for making revolutionary
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2010
KABUL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Afghanistan – Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey recently returned from deployment as the armament section chief assigned to the 438th Air Advisory Group and spent more than a year in Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan.  From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey
Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey was on target while training the Afghan National Army Air Corps when he was deployed from January 2009 to March 2010. He helped the ANAAC transition to self-sufficiency, teaching them weapons loading and maintenance procedures.Deployed from the 509th Munitions Squadron, the armament section chief was assigned to the
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2010
Donald Morris Jr., an employee at the Official Mail Center, sorts letters and packages that arrived earlier that morning.  After sorting, the mail is distributed around the base. Official Mail Center distributes excellence
A typical Monday morning finds them with more than 700 tasks.Their tasks -- official government pieces of mail, ranging from small packages to letters and postcards - sent to and from various locations from all over the world.The four civilian Team Whiteman members are charged with inspecting, sorting, delivering and processing the official mail
0 5/18
2010
LAGHAM PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team aerospace medical technician, pulls security while on a convoy mission during her recent year-long deployment. Sergeant Rapkin was deployed from the 509th Medical Group at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin
In a world surrounded by chaos, death and injuries, few can say they have saved a life, much less multiple. A life-saver is considered by many a hero, or in a more humble term, a medic. Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin, an aerospace medical service technician who was deployed as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team to Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam,
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2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - 1st Lt. Michael Pierson, 509th Bomb Wing legal office attorney, poses questions to a witness during a simulated trial May 13. The simulated trial was part of an exercise between the 509th Security Forces Squadron and the wing legal office that allowed one section to see how the other functioned. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Barebo) Taking training to a new level
She pitches her sharpened words at him without care. He fights back, but not with words. He returns a fist for every hurtful statement thrown his way. Crimes like this happen, whether the caliber of the situation is similar to the example, or just a verbal disagreement, preparing for these situations requires experience.Leaders from the 509th
0 5/11
2010
Default Air Force Logo B-2 brings down the house at Combat Hammer
High above the Utah desert, a pair of B-2 stealth bombers glide silently through the sky. As the bomb-bay doors open, a rainbow of GBU-31 joint direct attack munitions begin their final descent to the earth, where things aren't so tranquil.The 2,000-pound munitions, guided by global positioning satellites, will impact the earth violently, under the
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2010
Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly, 509th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental technician, stands in front of the newest mine resistant ambush protected vehicle, which arrived in Iraq, Dec. 1, 2009. From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly
Exposed to an array of environmental health spectrums, Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly, 509th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental technician, stepped-up and finished out a fellow Airman's deployment.She returned in January from a three-month deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, where she worked as a bioenvironmental engineering technician.
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2010
Default Air Force Logo MUNS -- Bringing lethality to the B-2 mission
The Airmen of the 509th Munitions Squadron Conventional Maintenance Section assemble and maintain the lethality that is loaded into the B-2 Spirit, equipping it with un-matched fire power."We give the enemy an opportunity to die for what they believe in," said Staff Sgt. Donald Franken, a member of the Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing. "We put
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2010
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Kurtis Schatzer
Although, it is not likely to see the next Rambo trilogy based-off Air Force contracting deployments, without them the "Stallone-like" troops wouldn't survive. These contractors are the behind-the-scene warriors who keep troops supplied.Tech. Sgt. Kurtis Schatzer, 509th Contracting Squadron contracting officer, who was deployed to Tallil Air Base,
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Airman, Soldier assist collision victims
Servicemembers from Whiteman, an Airman and a Soldier, assisted victims of a two-vehicle collision, April 9, near intersection M-131 and U.S. Highway 50, in Pittsville, Mo. "As I crested a hill, about a half mile from the intersection; I caught a glimpse of the underside of a pickup truck mid-roll just prior to seeing a huge dust cloud erupt around
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