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Default Air Force Logo From the Front Lines: Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Hasty
In the middle of the 2009 - 2010 white winter, while Airmen were clearing the powdery streets of Whiteman, a 509th Medical Group Airman, was deployed to Soto Cano Air Force Base, Honduras. "It was rough having to miss out on all the cold weather this past winter," said Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Hasty, 509th MDG NCO in Charge of Pediatrics. "I had to
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2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Tech. Sgt. Joseph Laxson, 509th Force Support Squadron, Airman Leadership School (ALS) instructor briefs his flight on the upcoming 5 weeks of curriculum April 9, 2010.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)  (Released) Starting line of leadership
In the words of the great Vince Lombardi, "Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve ... any goal."At some point in every Airmen's career they will learn to be one of the "chiefs of the tribe." The Whiteman Airmen Leadership School is a building
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2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Michelle Salyer, 509th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller, works the approach position, ensuring the safety of air traffic in her airspace.  Approach controllers guide aircraft during instrument flight.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Huddleston)

In a dark room with no curtains
The radar approach control facility, or RAPCON, is the opposite of what many people imagine when they think of air traffic control. It's not a tower high above the flight line, with windows everywhere. It's a dark, ground-level room lined with green screens that provide a visual connection to the outside world. Their world is limited to a
0 4/14
2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE,Mo.- Master Sgt. Carl Schilli, 131st Maintenance Squadron metals technician, taps out a fresh cut nozzle after being carved out by a water jet computer numerical control system from a large slab of metal, April 6, 2010. Metals technology designs and fabricates multiple pieces for the Team Whiteman mission, for everyday use in every career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) (Released) Innovation at its best
It's been said, necessity is the mother of invention. Ideas take shape, from chemical reactions in the brain, to graphite scratchings on blank paper, to a series of calculations in a computer program, to data fed to a machine which transforms a chunk of aluminum into a valuable tool with the potential to save the Air Force millions of dollars.It
0 4/13
2010
Mr. Mark Davis, Whiteman Recycling Center material examiner, sorts through a cardboard recycling bin early morning April 12, 2010 to ensure no other recyclable or non-recyclable materials are mixed in. The recycling center provides a drop-off point for recyclable materials at the commissary parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Barebo) Trash to cash: Recycling center helps environment, funds base projects
As the Air Force continues its eco-friendly trend with greener fuel and power, the Whiteman Recycling Center provides an alternative to throwing trash to the curb.Located at the corner of 3rd Street and McConnell Ave. on base, the recycling center has more than 20 bins for people to drop off their recyclable material. There is also a trailer for
0 4/13
2010
Default Air Force Logo Spirit Café: Young adults' playground
Nestled in the back of the Whiteman Community Center is an area perfect for Airmen looking for a spot to stay entertained, to meet new people, and to enjoy home-cooked meals.The Spirit Café hosts a wide variety of activities, ranging from board games to electronic entertainment. More than a dozen TVs with varying connections to Xbox 360, PS3, Wii,
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2010
Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Brian Wiggins
In response to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, the Department of Defense deployed servicemembers to the area to assist in search, rescue and recovery operations.Senior Airman Brian Wiggins, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection department, recently returned from a deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where
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2010
Default Air Force Logo April is Month if the Military Child
For nearly 10 years, April has been designated as Month of the Military Child. Many branches of the armed services are taking the opportunity to focus on and honor military."Military children sacrifice on a daily basis, in support of the mission," said Meladee Bay, 509th Force Support Squadron the chief of Airman and Family Services Flight.Whiteman
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2010
Default Air Force Logo 7 simple fresh ideas for spring cleaning
Spring is the traditional season to welcome fresh ideas into the home while preparing for warmer days. This time of year, many people begin to take stock of their home and office contents and are eager to "spring clean," but are often unsure of how to get started.To help bounce into spring and tackle those chores, www.iVillage.com offers the
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2010
Cyclists on base are required to have certain saftey equipment in order to ride on base.  This eqipment serves to increase the cyclists' visability to motor vehicles as well as protection in the event of a crash. Bring on the bikes
It's no secret that warmer weather is on the way.  As temperatures go up, many will take thier bicycles down, off the hooks in garages and sheds, and hit the streets.Many Whiteman members have discovered the benefits of riding their bicycles, combining the commute with a workout, and a little recreational release.According to the Web site
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2010
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