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Default Air Force Logo SARP provides essential service to Airmen
The Department of Defense stood up the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office in June 2005 in direct response to an alarming rate of sexual assault reports throughout our military services. The SARP program has three main goals: 1. To deter sexual assaults through education and training. 2. To ensure active duty service members who are
0 9/23
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Staff Sgt. Edwin Salgado, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, gives an equipment familiarization brief on a Rollover Plow to members of the 509th CES. The Rollover Plow is used throughout the winter months to make flight operations possible. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow) 509th CES readies equipment for snow and ice removal
In late September, amid inspections and exercises, football season and school functions, thoughts of snow shovels are months away. After all, the leaves are just beginning to fall. Tech. Sgt. Fredrick Denne, Heavy Equipment Operator, 509th Bomb Wing Civil Engineer Squadron, on the other hand, is preparing a team of both Airmen and civilians for the
0 9/23
2009
Default Air Force Logo In the Midst of Ghosts
(Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from the book "We Were Crewdogs V - We Flew Heavies" by  Tommy Towery. The book is scheduled to be published November of this year.)I thought to myself, "Had Charles Dickens written "A Christmas Carol" as a war story, then this would have been the setting he would have chosen. I am sure of that. This is
0 9/22
2009
Default Air Force Logo Are you "dental-ready?"
Part of the Whiteman Dental Clinic's mission is to ensure servicemembers are "dental-ready" before deployment or a tour overseas. With five dentists, 19 enlisted technicians and two civilians on staff, they are ready to serve. According to Master Sgt. Steve Winslow, NCO in charge Dental Operations Flight, a dental condition left untreated can
0 9/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo H1N1, the importance of hand washing
Summer is over and the winter months are fast approaching, along with flu season. Something important to keep in mind at the beginning of the school-year and while at home; sound personal hygiene. Personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to combat against the spread of germs. Proper handwashing can prevent the spread of the flu virus.
0 9/03
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Pictured here, steel anti-terrorism/force-protection spikes have recently been installed at each gate on the out-bound lanes to enhance base security. Base personnel are urged to be cautious when driving over the spikes to prevent tire damage. (Courtesy photo) Safety office highlights safety precautions with new steel spikes at gates
Steel anti-terrorism/force-protection spikes have recently been installed at each gate on the out-bound lanes to enhance base security. As with any change such as this, Team Whiteman is encouraged the take note of some important safety precautions regarding the spikes. If not driven over in the correct way, these spikes have the potential to cause
0 9/02
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Crew Chiefs from the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to put a B-2 in a dock Aug. 27. Twenty B-2 Spirit aircrafts are assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing. The B-2's primary mission is to attack time-critical targets early in a conflict to minimize an enemy's war-making potential. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jessica Snow) Cleanliness is next to "stealthiness"
The B-2 Spirit is the world's most technologically advanced bomber. The B-2's low-observable, or "stealth," capabilities allow its pilots to complete their missions undetected and penetrate enemy targets and threaten their highly valued resources. Several factors contribute to the to the B-2's "stealthiness." Though many are classified, the
0 9/01
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Tech. Sgt. Damen Cipolla, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects the rotary launch assembly as its being lifted into a B-2 as Senior Airman Lowe runs the Controls to lift the assembly into place, Aug. 17. This Inspection is one of the first inspections to fall under Global Strike Command since it has stood up. ( U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)

 
72nd TES evaluates mission capabilities
The 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron here took part in Combat Sledgehammer Aug. 17 as part of Air Combat Command's nuclear weapon system evaluation program. The 72nd TES is a tenant unit stationed at Whiteman. Their chain-of-command runs through the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis AFB, Nev. to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla. Combat
0 8/26
2009
Default Air Force Logo Medical group encourages oral cancer awareness
Oral cancer is a member of the head and neck cancer family. It is estimated that approximately 34,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer and 8,000 will die from head or neck cancer this year, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. The main reason for the high number of oral cancer deaths is that it is hard to detect, it is
0 8/26
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Tech. Sgt. Ryan Graney, Loading Standardization Crew member, assists in guiding a weapons trailer under the Weapons Load Trainer Aug. 14. Loading and unloading the WLT, as well as an actual B-2, requires a four-man team of certified weapons system loaders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Huddleston) 80,000 pounds... unloaded
Whiteman is the only base to possess such a magnificent hunk of metal. It takes a four person crew to load, costs $19 million dollars to build and requires a checklist compiled of 10 chapters, one for each different scenario. What is it? The Weapons Load Trainer. Built by Lockheed and Hughs in 1993 for Whiteman AFB, it is full scale B-2 weapons
0 8/17
2009
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