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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Staff Sgt. Travis Hughes, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire shop NCO in charge, guides a specialized wheel assembly torquing system to bolt a B-2 wheel and tire together, Feb. 16, 2010. The machine ensures proper torque is applied to each nut, ensuring the two-piece wheel is sealed air-tight . (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) Wheel and Tire Shop keeps jets rollin'
The majority of aircraft maintainers focus on keeping jets in the air, but the Airmen at the 509th Maintenance Squadron Wheel and Tire Shop have a different focus: getting those jets back to terra firma.  The two-member shop that maintains all of Whiteman's B-2 and T-38 tires is rarely idle, as a steady stream of Magnesium and rubber rolls through
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2010
Default Air Force Logo 'Military Saves' - Start small, think big
Being debt free often sparks an interest in the minds of most people, but the road to a higher credit score often leaves them unsure of which direction to follow. In order to help, the community readiness consultants from the Airman & Family Readiness Center will be at the Base Exchange, Feb. 22 through Feb. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to promote
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Default Air Force Logo Whiteman Airmen's Council under new leadership
The Whiteman Airmen's Council, an organization that exists to encourage and assist the professional development of Airmen, recently saw a change in leadership. Airman 1st Class Artem Kukharev, 509th Communications Squadron, took the reins in January, with plans to redirect the way the council operates.In a recent interview with the Whiteman Public
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Noah Blasdell does jumping-jacks while participating in the Start Smart youth sports development program Feb. 12, 2010.The Whiteman Youth Center provides the Start Smart program to children ages 3-to 5- years-old. The program introduced the children to different sports including basketball, soccer, T-ball and flag football. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr) Start Smart scores at Youth Center
An early springboard into the world of youth sports at the Whiteman Youth Center provides both children and parents the opportunity to bond by participating in the Start Smart sports developmental program. Start Smart introduces 3-to 5-year-old children to different sports including basketball, soccer, T-ball and flag-football. Each, are a
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Default Air Force Logo February is Black, African American History Month
Black/African American History Month is a national annual observance for remembrance of significant contributions and accomplishments to our nation. On Feb. 6, 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson initiated the celebration of "Negro History Week," for the second week in February, to coincide with marking the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick
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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - The Whiteman Library is located behind the Professional Development Center. The library offers a multitude of resources for education, Internet capabilities and study rooms.(U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) (Released)


Eight reasons to visit the Whiteman library
The Internet provides people with access to a wealth of information at their finger tips, but one can't forget the good old-fashioned library resource center to help the mind flourish. According to Dennis Wilson, 509th Force Support Squadron supervisory librarian, the vision of the Whiteman AFB Library is to inform, empower and enrich the lives of
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Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Chance Farmer
As U.S. and Coalition forces transfer control of law enforcement responsibilites to the Iraqi government, members of Whteman AFB are deploying to train and assist the Iraqi Police force.While deployed for more than a year to forward operating base Falcon in Baghdad, Iraq, Senior Airman Chance Farmer, 509th Security Forces Squadron security patrol
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2010
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, MO., —Col. Kathleen Dunn-Cane, 509th Medical Group commander, rides a spin bike during part of a New Leaf assessment Feb. 5, 2010.  The Whiteman Health and Wellness Center recently received the New Leaf equipment, which helps HAWC staff members provide an accurate caloric intake for base members.  The assessment is an active metabolic analyzer that looks at how well a person’s body utilizes oxygen. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Senior Airman Cory Todd) (Released) New Leaf program takes the guess work out of fitness
The pursuit of efficiency is a hot topic these days, as busy lives and a stressed economy leave people looking for ways to save time and money.The Whiteman Health and Wellness Center's New Leaf metabolic assessment program shows people how to efficiently exercise, and get the best result in the least amount of time."The first step is to make an
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Tornado safety key during upcoming season
While thoughts have been on snow and ice lately, Missouri is nearing the time for tornado season. It is important that Team Whiteman members and their families are prepared in the event that a tornado does occur. The following safety tips can increase the chances of surviving a tornado:Prevention/PracticeHave a family plan in place, and practice it
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Default Air Force Logo Whiteman civilian pregnancy requirements
Did you know that Whiteman civilian employees who are pregnant require a work area evaluation for potential duty restrictions designed to protect them and their unborn chlid?Because of their higher vulnerability during the first trimester of pregnancy, it's important to identify potential workplace exposures or hazards immediately.  All civilian
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