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Default Air Force Logo Sergeant receives $10,000 for a great IDEA
The mission of the 509th is a unique one; skilled and proud Airmen providing full spectrum, expeditionary, B-2 global strike and combat support capabilities. Staff Sgt. Brad Dugan, 509th Bomb Wing aircraft maintenance squadron quality assurance propulsion inspector, is an example of a skilled Airman that has made some extra money along the way. "My
0 8/12
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Senior Airman Quintellis Darden, 509th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Mechanic, checks the book before he performs maintenance on a diesel welder. AGE mechanics perform anywhere between 40 to 60 hours of maintenance a week in support of the B-2 mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Jason Huddleston) Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight -air power supported by ground power
When you walk into Building 7, the various work areas are a conglomeration of activities in connection with the 509th Maintenance Squadron's Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, commonly referred to as AGE. In the large open bays, Airmen of AGE Team 1 & 2 are repairing equipment. In the office areas you can find the Airmen of Production Support
0 7/29
2009
John Ezell, left; David Greenberg and Bob Boye remove a TF-34-100A turbo-fan engine from A-10 Thunderbolt, tail-number 605, Jun 2 on the aircraft-parking ramp at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.  This particular engine set a record in the 442nd Fighter Wing by staying on the same airplane for 10 years and accumulating 3,464.4 hours since it was installed in June 1999.  The three men are crew chiefs in the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, part of the 442nd FW, an Air Force Reserve unit based at Whiteman.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Bill Huntington) The engine that could -- turbofan sets wing record for longevity
There was no fanfare or ceremony June 2, when four A-10 crew chiefs and a jet-engine mechanic removed an engine from the left side of a 442nd Fighter Wing A-10 Thunderbolt II. But maybe there should've been. What looked like just another routine engine-removal, was, in fact, a testament to durability, craftsmanship and good aircraft maintenance.
0 7/28
2009
Default Air Force Logo Perfection is the standard: Team Whiteman participates in Global Thunder '09
Members of Team Whiteman recently participated in a U.S. Strategic Command exercise known as Global Thunder. From June 24 through 30, the 509th Bomb Wing provided key strategic bombing capabilities during the exercise. Global Thunder '09 is the USSTRATCOM Field Training Exercise and Battle Staff Exercise designed to exercise all mission areas. It
0 7/15
2009
Default Air Force Logo Meet the new leadership: One crazy chaplain
"For me two things are certain, change is the only constant and normal is just a setting on the dryer," said Chaplain (Maj.) Patrick Genseal, 509th Bomb Wing, senior protestant chaplain. With 13 years of Air Force service under his belt brought on by love for his country and flying, he remains a small town boy at heart. "The most challenging part
0 7/08
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -  Army Capt.  Kelly Van Veldhuizen,  Army Reserve Military Intelligence Readiness Command, wife of Air Force Capt. Eric Van Veldhuizen, 13th Bomber Squadron, sets her bicycle’s trip computer during the 10K portion of the June 28 Whiteman Fitness Center Triathlon (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Coleman) Triathlon gladiators champion fitness
Once again, military and civilian gladiators of competition gathered at the coliseum of fitness here to compete in an open battlefield of water, bicycle and running shoes known as the Fitness Center Triathlon. The prize of battle competed for? To beat their own time, to prove they could and last but not least--because it is fun. The Whiteman
0 6/30
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo.- Front Row (Left to Right) –Tech. Sgt. Roberto Cerda, Juan Carlos, Petra Purdy, Elaine Tuggle, Chom Millington, Staff Sgt. Stella Lopez, Master Sgt. Kevin Greensage
2nd Row (Left to Right)-Tech. Sgt. Robert Hale, Ashley Hunzinger, Airman 1st Class Holly Kluesner, Leilani Bulishcheck, Senior Airman Alison Osborn, Airman 1st Class Chris Payne, Airman Lyndi Bell, Staff Sgt. Angela Gooden, Becky Smith, Tara James, Tech. Sgt.  Dave Lawson (U.S. Photo/ Senior Airman Cory Todd)
Dedicated to delicious
With floors like a giant black and white checker board, an easy to read plasma television to greet visitors with menu and pricing information and large windows,the decor of the Ozark Inn is very open and inviting. Every area of the establishment is spotless and nutritional information is posted throughout the Inn so nothing is considered 'mystery
0 6/22
2009
The 571st Band of the Central States plays at the End of Era event at the 131st Fighter Wing Lambert International Airport June 13. The event was held in honor of saying 'goodbye' to the last of the F-15's with the 131st FW before being relocated to Hickam AFB, Hawaii. (Photo by Senior Airman Jessica Donnelly) Missouri Air National Guard celebrates End of Era with final F-15 departure
The Missouri Air National Guard commemorated the culmination of 86 years of flying operations in St. Louis in an End of Era ceremony coinciding with the closure of the base fire house and the 131st Fighter Wing's final F-15C Eagle departure from Lambert International Airport Saturday June 13. An estimated crowd of 2000 Guardsmen, retirees, family
0 6/16
2009
WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Madison and Brady Close, children of Tech. Sergeant Jason Close 509th Munitions Squadron took a break from their pretzels to pose for a photograph at the Wings Over Whiteman Air Show June 6. A rock climbing wall, NASA bouncing display and other attractions fill the children’s area at the air show.(U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Stephen Linch) Airpower on display
Lawn chairs lined the perimeter of the flight line as more than 40,000 people awaited the flight of the T-38 Talon. Col. Robinson, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, gave thanks to military members during the opening ceremonies and U.S. Rep. Ike Skelton introduced Lee Greenwood for the singing of the National Anthem. People of all ages and backgrounds
0 6/09
2009
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Mr.  Joe Cochran, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2591 Honors Team, renders a salute to  Col. Robert Wheeler, 509th Bomb Wing commander after presentation of the flag flown at the 21st Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony honoring 2nd Lt. George A Whiteman’s sacrifice during the attack on Pearl Harbor.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)  Hometown hero honored at 21st Wreath Laying Ceremony
"It could have happened anytime, anywhere." Those were the words of 2nd Lt. George A. Whiteman's mother, Mrs. Earlie Whiteman, who resided in Sedalia, Mo., after hearing the news of her son's death. In honor of Mrs. Whiteman's spirit, those words later became the motto of the 340th Bombardment Wing, home-based at the newly named Whiteman Air Force
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2009
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