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Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, 509th Bomb Wing command chief Inspired command chief motivates others
If you have not yet gotten a chance to spend time with our new command chief as he zig zags around base meeting Airmen, brace yourself. Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, 509th Bomb Wing command chief, is a very passionate, extremely energetic, and highly motivated leader who loves to get shoulder-to-shoulder with the Airmen while they provide
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2014
Carolina McGarrigle, 509th Force Support Squadron housekeeper, makes a bed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 25, 2014. Preparing rooms are essential to providing presentable living areas for guests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) The Whiteman Inn: Ensuring excellence and great customer service
There is a refreshing scent in the air, a welcome mat to greet visitors, friendly smiles behind the front desk to greet guests making them feel at home. This is the atmosphere of the Whiteman Inn here on base. The Whiteman Inn offers rooms for all branches of the Armed Forces as well as retirees, Department of Defense civilians and their family
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2014
Staff Sgt. Matthew Tidball, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels hydrants supervisor, inspects a sample of JP-8 Jet Fuel at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., July 1, 2014. Before beginning to cross-train Tidball has worked as fuels distribution operator and supervisor, fuels service center technician, fuels accountant and his current job as fuels hydrants supervisor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Crane/Released) Gunning for the Future
Have you ever watched "We Were Soldiers" or "Black Hawk Down" and thought to yourself, "Man it would be really cool shooting a machine gun out of a helicopter"? Staff Sgt. Mathew Tidball, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels hydrants supervisor, is taking that thought to real life as he cross trains into Special Missions Aviation and has
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2014
Airman 1st Class Natalie Wainscott, 509th MXS Low Observable aircraft structural maintainer, removes a B-2 Spirit gap filler at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 12, 2014. This is done to prevent further damage to tape resulting from oil leakage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) There's no good offense without good defense
The B-2 Spirit is an aircraft with unique offensive capabilities and a good offense starts with a good defense. The 509th Maintenance Squadron Low Observable Maintenance flight makes sure the B-2's defense is maintained well within its stealth ability every day."We work on time consuming projects that can range anywhere from a month to three or
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2014
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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2014
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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2014
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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2014
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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2014
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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2014
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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