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Chaplain (Capt.) Curt Cizek hands out water and a stuffed animal to a local Iraqi boy while deployed to Camp Bucca.  Chaplain Cizek attended to the spiritual needs of the base personnel ranging from all five services, civilian contractors, and third country nationals. From the Frontlines: Chaplain (Capt.) Curt Cizek
As the security forces Airmen prepare to go outside the wire, readying their armor and automatic rifles, Chaplain (Capt.) Curt Cizek began putting on his spiritual armor and readying his metaphorical weapon: his faith.Chaplain Cizek recently returned from Camp Bucca, Iraq, where he spent six months tending to the spiritual and emotional needs of
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Default Air Force Logo From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Lisa Castillo
With more than 10 deployments under her belt, seasoned deployer, Tech Sgt. Lisa Castillo recently returned from yet another overseas tour.This time her assignment did not include living in a tent or packing sand bags, Sergeant Castillo was deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia providing support to transitioning servicemembers from
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Bob Gainous, 509th Security Forces Squadron instructor, demonstrates what happens when the trigger is pulled on a stun gun during the Field Training Officer course, here Dec. 17, 2009.  Mr. Gainous, Tommy Hutfles and Billy Matheny trained security forces members on high-risk traffic stops, taser and stun gun use, and pepper spray use.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow) Security Forces: Taser trained, ready to operate
Expletives filled the room, as members of the 509th Security Forces Squadron took turns at the hands of Billy Matheny and his 50,000-volt Taser. Mr. Matheny, part of the civilian SF instructor team, lead a classroom introduction to Taser use and safety, followed by a hands-on demonstration where volunteers could taste the agony they might one day
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An air to air view of a T-38 Talon flying chase on a B-2 Spirit bomber during a sunset training sortie. The B-2 and T-38 are assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Master Sgt. Keith Reed III) B-2: Calling Whiteman home for 16 years
It emerges above the tree line with a quiet rumble - a slender, dark figure rising into the twilight of a frigid Missouri evening. The thin grey line grows into the shape of a giant wedge as the craft banks right, on course to destroy. The craft levels out and disappears into the clear, blue evening sky, not to be seen by human eyes again until it
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Senior Airman Steven Edwards, 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron metals technician, operates a lathe at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Oct. 20, 2009. Edwards is deployed from the 509th Maintenance Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and hails from Charleston, S.C. Whiteman Airman attributes success to leadership, family
Editor's note: "From the Frontline" is a weekly column highlighting currently deployed Team Whiteman members, or those who have recently returned from deployment. This week's deployed member is Senior Airman Steven Edwards.Whiteman Airman Steven Edwards is currently deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron in Southwest Asia, in the
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Default Air Force Logo Military spouses gain the right to choose legal residency
On Nov. 11, 2009, President Barack Obama signed legislation giving military spouses the same right enjoyed by service members of picking their state of legal residence. The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act would affect issues ranging from driver's licenses and vehicle registration, to voting rights, property ownership and taxation.Here is a
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Airman Mattox Davis, 509th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice, removes fastblock, a flame resistant coating,  so the panel can be removed to access the damaged tail pipe.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessica Mae Snow) (Released) Propulsion Flight: The power behind the machine
Weighing in at 160,000 pounds, its capability to penetrate air defenses and threaten effective retaliation providing a strong, effective deterrent has made it a combat force known worldwide; however, the B-2 would not be able to get off the ground without the work of a small team of Airmen here. The 509th Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight's
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing the 'after-the-holidays bill blues'
Walking through a shopping mall, it's difficult not to notice holiday decorations, additional customers, and retailers claiming to offer the best deals of the season. Before pulling out their wallets, Airmen are encouraged to keep a few things in mind to help prevent the "after-the-holidays bill blues."The Airman and Family Readiness Center staff
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Default Air Force Logo Air Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing help man aircrew flight equipment operations
Missouri Air National Guard and active duty Air Force are working together to make the B-2 Spirit mission at Whiteman Air Force Base a success.The 131st - formerly a St. Louis-based fighter wing - changed designations to a bomb wing and moved to Whiteman as a classic associate unit. That mission is aimed towards achieving what the Air Force calls -
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Lt. Col. Patrick Murphy, 442nd Fighter Wing chief of safety, is frequently on the lookout for safety hazards. The safety office, comprised of nine Airmen, have an ongoing mission to look for safety deficiencies. The 442nd Fighter Wing is an Air Force Reserve unit at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt.  Kent Kagarise) Safety: The curse that protects the 442nd
After two days of hiding from thunderstorms and mud, the third day of the 442nd Fighter Wing's operational readiness inspection brought many Airmen out from under cover and into a safer atmosphere.Having been given the opportunity to flee the tight confines of the wing's unit control center, Lt. Col. Patrick Murphy, 442nd FW chief of safety,
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