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WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo., - Tish Evans, wife of Staff Sgt. Chad Evans, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron B-2 crew chief, hands out Breast Cancer Awareness Month promotion items following a 509th Bomb Wing run Oct. 9. Recently crowned Miss Princess of Hope Ambassador for 2009, Mrs. Evans, a breast cancer survivor, hopes to use her title to engage as many young women as possible.  (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)(Released) Survivor: Military spouse redefines the meaning
The word "survivor" is often attached to many groups of people. Specifically in the military, survivor often refers to servicemembers returning from deployments to hostile territories. Not all survivors wear the military uniform, instead, they are the family members left behind. Tish Evans, wife of Staff Sgt. Chad Evans, 509th Aircraft Maintenance
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Parent support program helps budding families
A new addition to any family brings both happiness and stress. As new parents adapt to life with a baby, they are often concerned with making the right choices for their little bundle of joy. To help young military families adjust to their new lives, the Whiteman Family Advocacy Outreach Program offers the New Parent Support Program,  an in-home
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2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Nathan Berkley, a student intern at the Whiteman Health and Wellness Center, observes pushups performed by Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Simmons, Superintendant, 509th Operations Support Squadron.  The duo demonstrated proper push-up form at a Physical Training Leader refresher course, Monday. New addition to HAWC is ready to rock
There is a new voice in the gym. Motivating Airmen to perspire and work toward a higher level of physical fitness. "Do work," he shouts, while encouraging his trainees to improve. Nathan Berkley, a student at the University of Central Missouri and an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet, arrived at the Health and Wellness Center recently to
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2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Senior Airman Kristin Campbell, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, verifies each tire on her "low boy" trailer is inflated to the correct level.  Operators must inspect their equipment before each driving assignment.
(U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Torey Griffith) Middle-east bound and down, loaded up and trucking
Commuting by motor vehicle is something people may take for granted, operating cars and trucks almost robotically, going here and there to conduct business each day. For the Airmen of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Operations, driving is their profession. A job they must sometimes complete while dodging roadside bombs and
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2009
Default Air Force Logo After your breast cancer diagnosis: What Next?
"You have breast cancer." A diagnosis of breast cancer can be one of the most terrifying experiences of a person's life. Even if you're expecting it, you're braced for it and you're simply waiting for the confirmation, not much else in the world can change your life as completely as those four words. In such a trying time, it's good to have the
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Whiteman Airman impacts local community
Service Before Self is a one of three core values instilled in every U.S. Air Force Airman. Charged with this principle, many Whiteman Airmen take it upon themselves to make a difference in the local community. Lt. Col. Tony Monetti, 13th Bomb Squadron Acting Director of Operations, is one such Airman. Recently called out of retirement,
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2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Dr. Margaret DePalma, 509th Bomb Wing Historian, replaces a binder of documents back into her archives, Oct. 13. Dr. DePalma compiles 12-month's worth of history at a time into a 400 or more page narrative and 2,000 documents playing out Whiteman's history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie) History in the making
Whiteman Airmen make history every day; but, their stories would be lost in a sea of information if it wasn't for one Air Force civilian here. Dr. Margaret DePalma, 509th Bomb Wing Historian, crafts the details of their stories every day, forever documenting their place in Whiteman's history. "The primary objective of an Air Force historian is to
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2009
Default Air Force Logo Be alert: IRS Phishing e-mail circulating
In recent weeks, a phony e-mail claiming to come from the IRS has been circulating in large numbers. The subject line of the e-mail often states that the e-mail is a notice of underreported income. The e-mail may contain an attachment or a link to a bogus Web page directing taxpayer to their "tax statement." In either case, when the recipient opens
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2009
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Arm-up with knowledge: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer knows no boundaries, it is estimated that 192,370 women and 1,910 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, according to the American Cancer Society. Whether you are a female or male, every Team Whiteman member is encouraged to arm themselves with knowledge this month, October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that may
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2009
Fire Prevention Week Fire Prevention Week kicks off Sunday
Each year during the first week of October, fire officials across the country strive to raise awareness concerning fire safety. This year is no exception as the Whiteman Fire and Emergency Services Flight has planned several events to further educate the base populace Oct. 4-10 and offer fire safety facts to base personnel. Fire Prevention Week
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