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U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Broderick Jones, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental systems craftsman, explains proper wire maintenance to Senior Airman Senior Airman Matthew Quick, 509th AMXS electrical environmental journeyman, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 10, 2014. If wire maintenance is performed poorly, it could result in damaging the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Release) Maintaining electricity flow a turn of a wrench
Maintaining electricity flow a turn of a wrenchBy Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs WHITMEMAN AIR FORCE BASEThe B-2 Spirit is known for its stealth and ability to successfully complete missions in a timely manner. However, it cannot live up to its name without the multiple maintenance shops ensuring it functions properly.
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Senior Airman Whitney Jones, 509th Security Forces Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, stands with her fellow Defenders during a roll call at RAF Fairford, England. Her hometown is Louisville, Kentucky and she has served in the Air Force for nearly three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Resiliency - Defending America by overcoming obstacles
While deployed here at RAF Fairford, Airmen from throughout Air Force Global Strike Command maintain focus on the mission using the four Air Force pillars of resiliency.Mental and spiritual resiliency, two of the four Air Force pillars of resiliency, is what motivates and empowers Senior Airman Whitney Jones to overcome her life obstacles.Jones, a
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Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Ian Hart, GR4 Tornado pilot, stands in front of the “Spirit of Louisiana” B-2 Spirit at RAF Fairford, England June 10, 2014. Hart is part of a United States-United Kingdom exchange program, where he trains alongside American B-2 pilots. Since 2012, he has been flying the B-2 as part of the 13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. He has 11 years of aviation experience. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) UK pilot enhances interoperability with USAF
When the B-2 Spirit arrived at RAF Fairford for training June 8, a RAF pilot was part of the contingent as part of an elite exchange program between the two allies.This exchange program is a tangible representation of the special relationship the U.S. and UK have enjoyed for many years. Flight Lieutenant Ian Hart, a UK citizen and officer in the
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U.S. Army Sgt. Jeremy Harshner, 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion delta company avionics electronic armament specialist, fills an AH-64 Apache engine with oil at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 14, 2014. This is done to ensure the aircraft is prepared for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) 1-135th ARB wins Outstanding Army Aviation Reserve Unit of the Year
The 1-135th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB) was recognized as the Outstanding Army Aviation Reserve Unit of the year by the Army Aviation Association of America. The battalion accomplished a benchmark year completing two extremely significant training events and deploying to Regional Command (RC) North, Afghanistan. Any one of these events
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jon Ringenoldus, 509th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, examines a KOH/ Wet prep sample at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 13, 2014. This sample is examined to determine if bacteria and yeast are present in the sample. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Keenan Berry/Released)  Under the scope with the medical lab
Disease, illnesses and ailments plague Airmen every day, which can become a hindrance to the mission. Battling these issues is a 24/7 job for the 509th Medical Support Squadron's medical laboratory team. The team provides diagnostic support for the clinic by running tests on blood or urine samples taken from the patient. "For diseases such as
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Eric Goewey, 509th Force Support Squadron material examiner and identifier, examines aluminum cans at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 7, 2014. In order to sell bales of cans to companies, the recycling center crew must ensure all bales are free of unwanted waste. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Recycling: More money brings renovation
Recycling is good! No really it's great!It contributes to many different elements around the base.Thanks to the 509th Force Support Squadron recycling center, the base has a rubber track, batting cages and restrooms at the baseball fields.When Whiteman Air Force Base recycles it makes a huge difference for the community. The recycling center also
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Senior Airman Chase Stephans, 509th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection technician, uses a black light to inspect an aircraft part at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 8, 2014. The black light causes particles normally unseen by the human eye to become florescent.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Crane/Released) Inspection for perfection
The human eye can see many things, but it cannot see everything. This is why Whiteman Air Force Base employs the 509th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection shop.The NDI shop uses a variety of methods to check the structural integrity of an aircraft and to find discrepancies not obvious to the naked eye."We use many different types of
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Master Sgt. Matthew Coltrin is the 509th Medical Group first sergeant at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. He provides guidance and direction to unit senior leadership on morale, career enhancement and discipline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte/Released) Don't stand in someone else's shadow
Walking around base, you will see several first sergeants, but have you noticed this one in particular? He is five feet, seven inches tall, with a Mr. Clean appearance and a presence that lights up a room.No matter the rank, he snaps to attention, arms straight down the seam of his pants, heels together at a 45-degree angle, listening to Airmen and
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Master Sgt. Trapper Otto, 509th Security Forces Squadron first sergeant, and Senior Airman Matthew Stivala, 509th Security Forces Squadron response force member, inspect an M-4 rifle at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 1, 2014. U.S. Air Force first sergeants are responsible for the morale, welfare and well-being of the enlisted members of their respective squadrons.(U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester/Released) A first sergeant's job is never done
Whenever an Airman needs help with their personal well-being or requires counseling or guidance for not living up to the core values, they come to the person with the diamond on his or her chevrons. Master Sgt. Trapper Otto, 509th Security Forces Squadron's first sergeant, is one of these "diamond sharp" individuals. Originally a hydraulics
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James Sales, 509th Bomb Wing demand reduction program manager, puts a specimen bottle into a box at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 6, 2014. Demand reduction program personnel must perform a final quality control check on specimen bottles prior to packaging and shipping. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Demand Reduction keeps Whiteman running
The 509th Bomb Wing Demand Reduction Program at Whiteman Air Force Base has been operating for 20 years to ensure Whiteman succeeds in keeping the community safe and the environment drug-free."We randomly test civilian and military personnel for drugs," said James Sales, 509th Bomb Wing demand reduction program manager. Some of the types of testing
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