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KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq - Senior Airman Aaron Skelton, 506th Air Expeditionary Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight journeyman, mans an M240 machine gun in the turret of a Joint EOD Rapid Response Vehicle (JERRV) Sept. 14. Airman Skelton is one of six 506th EOD Airmen forward deployed to FOB McHenry where they are embedded with soldiers of the Army's 10th Mountain Division for route clearing duties. He is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and calls Citrus Springs, Fla., home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Walston) Air Force EOD embeds with Army Units
Doing it just because it sounds exciting has a long standing reputation as a major reason why some people lay in hospitals recovering from injuries sustained while having "fun." "It sounded like it would be exciting" is exactly how Senior Airman Aaron Skelton, 506th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight operator, described the reasoning behind his
0 11/10
2008
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Maj. Gen. Anthony Przybyslawski, Air Education and Training Commander vice commander, leans over to hug Maurine Achauer to thank her for all that she has done for the Whiteman Community as a long-time member of the Whiteman Base Community Council and Warrensburg Military Affairs Committee, two organizations focused on the morale and welfare of Whiteman service members. The recently renovated Distinguished Visitors' Lounge was dedicted to Ms. Achauer during a ceremony here Nov. 4. Whiteman DV Lounge dedicated to Maurine Achauer
Heavy winds didn't keep more than 100 Team Whiteman and community members from attending a ceremony here dedicating the newly renovated Distinguished Visitors' Lounge in honor of long-time advocate for Airmen, Marine Achauer, during a ceremony Nov. 4 outside the Base Operations building. "Maurine truly is the ultimate host of Team Whiteman people,"
0 11/06
2008
Staff Sergeant Angela Olguin, 506th Air Expeditionary Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight journeyman, inspects explosive remnants local Iraqi policeman brought to FOB McHenry Sept. 15. Sergeant Olguin is one of six 506th EOD Airmen forward deployed to FOB McHenry where they are embedded with soldiers of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division.  She is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and calls Cortez, Colo., home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Walston) Air Force EOD embeds with Army Units
When Secretary of Defense Les Aspin directed the Military Services to open more specialties and assignments to women in April of 1993, it opened a door that nine years later Angela Danene Olguin would walk through. Now, Staff Sgt. Olguin is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal journeyman with the 506th Air Expeditionary Group here, and forward deployed
0 11/04
2008
KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq – Senior Airman Joshua Brum, 506th Air Expeditionary Group Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight journeyman, prepares to dispose of insurgent ordnance Sept 15. Airman Brum is one of six EOD Airmen forward deployed to FOB McHenry where they are embedded with soldiers of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. He is deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and calls Las Vegas, Nev., home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeff Walston) Air Force EOD embeds with Army Units part 1
Airmen from all walks of life in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal community answered the call when the Army asked for help in the joint effort against improvised explosive devices, thus again ensuring Air Force boots were on the ground and in the fight. "Our primary (tactical control) mission with the Army is to clear IEDs, whether it's roadside
0 10/27
2008
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE. Mo. - Col. Robert Dulong, 509th Maintenance Group commander, will retire Oct. 27 during a ceremony in building 29, the Weapons Load Trainer hanger, at 10 a.m. after 40 years of service in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force illustration/Senior Airman Jessica Snow) Air Force in his blood - 509th MXG commander retires after forty years of service
A lot of things were going on in1968, Richard Nixon was elected president, Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated and Airman Basic Bob Dulong was dangling two feet off the ground. "I always say that America's greatest asset doesn't come with a serial or tail number, but a social security number," said Brig. Gen.
0 10/22
2008
Default Air Force Logo Are you ready for House of Nightmares 2008
When the crisp cool air of October settles in and the falling leaves cover the land, Halloween is right around the corner. For those that enjoy the fun and creativity of the holiday, this time of year holds several meanings for various groups of people. For trick-or-treaters, this time of year means their sweet tooth cravings will soon be
0 10/15
2008
BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Lt. Col. Steve West, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain, speaks to members of his congregation about rejection and how to overcome it Jan. 20. Each week Chaplain West offers sermons touching on issues affecting deployed servicemembers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Showalter) An answered prayer, 509th BW Chaplain receives top award
"I remember going out the gate at Eglin Air Force Base, as I was leaving active duty in 1977 and praying as I left, Lord if I could ever be an Air Force Chaplain that's what I want to be," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Steven West, 509th Bomb Wing Chapel. His prayers were answered and his career recently led him to receive the 2008 Air Force Association
0 10/14
2008
Brig. Gen. Craig D. McCord, Col. Robert L. Leeker, Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak, and Congressman Ike Skelton participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the transition of the 131st Fighter Wing to the 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman, AFB. (Photo By: Tech. Sgt. Megan Hunter) 131st FW transitions to become the 131st BW
A new mark in history was made recently as the Air National Guard 131st Fighter Wing from St. Louis officially stood up as the 131st Bomb Wing during a ribbon cutting ceremony here Oct. 4. The ceremony celebrated the official grand opening of the 131st BW's headquarters here, located at building 3006, and the first official drill for the guardsmen
0 10/09
2008
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Col. Steve Elliott, 788th Installation Acquisition Group provisional director, discusses Sept. 5 with local small business owners some of the changes the Installation Acquisition Transsformation program will bring to the Air Force in terms of contracts and local small businesses. IAT is an Air Force-wide initiative to modify contracting business practices at the Continental United States Installation level to create a more efficient acquisition process. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Barebo) IAT Roadshow comes to Whiteman
The 509th Contracting Squadron held an Installation Acquisition Transformation forum Sept. 5 to discuss with local small business owners changes that are on the horizon. Col. Steve Elliott, 788th Installation Acquisition Group provisional director located at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., spoke to more than 10 members of local small businesses about
0 9/17
2008
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. – Army Sgts.Chistopher Lorey, Brian Pummill and David Ezell, all from the 1-135th Attack Recon Battalion, load 2.76 inch rockets on an AH-64A Apache Sept. 6. The Missouri Army National Guard’s 1-135th Attack Recon Battalion recently implemented a new training program that allows pilots to arm and fly three AH-64 Apache helicopters from Whiteman AFB to Fort Leonard Wood for the first time to practice aerial gunnery at their monthly drill. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Linch) Lock and Load: Team Whiteman, Army National Guard replicate wartime mission
"We are taking heavy fire... requesting immediate air support," says a Soldier, praying it will be their saving grace. Answering his prayers, miles away following the order to 'get the birds in the air,' a team of Apache gunships take to the skies. Replicating this wartime scenario the Missouri Army National Guard's 1-135th Attack Recon Battalion
0 9/11
2008
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