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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., - Members from the 509th Communications Squadron ceremoniously fold a garrison-size flag inside the fitness center, here, March 9, 2010.  Capt.  Jason Mayne, 509th Communications Squadron Officer, currently deployed to Kuwait, rescued the two flags from disposal for display at the new 509th CS consolidated building in November 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Mae Snow) (Released) Paying tribute to 'Old Glory'
She was there when George Washington first crossed the Delaware. She was raised when the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001 change American lives forever. She covers the coffins of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and stands watch over the graves of U.S. war veterans. She is the American flag.When the news of the disposal of a number of U.S.
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Default Air Force Logo The Whiteman Underground
Buried deep under the Missouri mud at Whiteman Air Force Base, is a series of keys and buttons that, at one time, could obliterate an entire nation if necessary.From 1963 to 1995, Whiteman was home to the 351st Strategic Missile Wing, which operated the Minuteman I and Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon system from the Oscar-01
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Default Air Force Logo Whiteman celebrates Women's History Month
On June 12, 1948, the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, Public Law 625, was signed by President Harry S. Truman, which enabled women to permanently serve in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. This month, as part of Women's History Month, Whiteman celebrates and recognizes the historical achievements women have accomplished thus far."Women
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Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Airman 1st Class Eric Reed
When one hears "deployment," a person may typically think of Airmen performing convoy duty, carrying an M-16 and providing direct mission support on the frontlines.Airman 1st Class Eric Reed, 509th Communications Squadron, was not on a typical deployment.Airman Reed worked as assistant and computer system administrator for Maj. Gen. Charles
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Senior Airman Tony Todaro, 509th Maintenance Squadron Aero repair technician, takes inventory of tools following maintenance on a B-2 Spirit Feb. 26, 2010. Taking inventory of tools before, during and after a maintenance job helps prevent foreign object damage and debris. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow) AR shop provides heavy maintenance for B-2 Spirit
Even with its advanced technology, many back-up systems, skilled maintainers and other goodies that no one can talk about, the B-2 can still break hard.When it comes to something more than routine maintenance, the crew chiefs of the 509th Maintenance Squadron Aero Repair Shop step up to the plate."We are crew chiefs in essence," said Tech. Sgt.
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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -Senior Airman Kenny Holston, 205th Coalition Mentoring Team public affairs, documents weapons training and familiarization at Tarnak Weapons firing range, Jan. 21, 2010, Kandahar, Afghanistan.  Airman Holston is currently deployed from the 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt.  Julie Avey)(Released) From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Kenny Holston
He shrugs on his armor and readies his weapon, preparing for a mission outside the wire. As the troops move out, M4s at low-ready, Senior Airman Kenny Holston, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs photographer, is already shooting.Deployed to Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Airman Holston works closely with Army, Marines, and
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Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt Meredith Fekkers
Her job, stateside, is to work for servicemembers, as NCO in charge of General Law. But, while deployed to Iraq, Tech. Sgt. Meredith Fekkers, 509th Bomb Wing Judge Advocate, worked at the Detainee Legal Operations Center, researching and answering legal-related questions for terror suspects held in custody by coalition forces."My job was completely
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Senior Airmen Melissa Lerch and Juan Vazquez, 509th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technicians, review a base map to ensure they know the exact location of buildings on base to provide quick response, Feb. 23, 2010. The Ambulance Services flight operates on a 24 hours on, 48 hours off shift, supplying services to emergency calls as needed on and off-base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)
Ambulance Services brings life-saving skills to the fight
When an accident or life-threatening situation occurs, the 509th Medical Group Ambulance Services flight is prepared to provide immediate emergency services and, if needed, transportation to the nearest medical facility.With 10 Airmen on alternating 24-hour shifts, Ambulance Services is responsible for medical protection to the Whiteman AFB
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Default Air Force Logo "Super Dave" reaches 1,000-hour milestone
"The sun was coming up over Manhattan as we re-entered the U.S. at 20,000 feet," said Lt. Col. Dave Anderson, 394th Combat Training Squadron chief of B-2 training systems. "As I banked the plane to turn on course, I looked right down my wing into Ground Zero. Then, as we rolled out, on our way back to Whiteman, we could see the Statue of Liberty in
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Brig. Gen. Robert Wheeler, 509th Bomb Wing commander, presented Capt. Glen DeMars, 509th Operations Support Squadron, and Master Sgt. Britian Yocum, 509th Medical Support Squadron, with the Whiteman Spirit Award Feb. 17, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lauren Padden) Whiteman Spirit Award
Brig. Gen. Robert Wheeler, 509th Bomb Wing commander, presented Capt. Glen DeMars, 509th Operations Support Squadron, and Master Sgt. Britian Yocum, 509th Medical Support Squadron, with the Whiteman Spirit Award Feb. 17, 2010.General Wheeler nominated the Airmen for the award for their work in directing the Heartland Combined Federal Campaign,
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