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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dustin Cournoyer, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, removes a single weight from a sampler at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. April 1, 2014. This portion of the weekly inspection is done to ensure there is no sediment within the fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released)  Refueled and ready to go!
For many years, fuel has been a vital source behind multiple forms of transportation mobility. This source is an important piece to the Whiteman mission because the base and the B-2 Spirit's success depend on it to keep the mission going.The 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuel management flight works 24/7 to equip the aircraft with Jet-A
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2014
Airmen from the 509th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance section crew strap down two GBU-31 Joint Direct Attack Munitions to an MHU-110 trailer at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 1, 2014. The 509th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance section is responsible for building, testing and maintaining munitions for different aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) The key to destruction
When engaging in a combat mission against the enemy our combat aircraft must be equipped with reliable munitions, ready to deploy at a moment's notice. Without munitions, combat aircraft are simply static displays. The Airmen of the 509th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance section are responsible for building, testing, and maintaining the
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2014
U.S. Air Force Chris Finkes, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron crew chief, left, and Senior Airman Tony Beaudry, 509th CES operator, extinguish a fire during controlled burn training at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 19, 2014. This training allows firefighters to get a “feel” for the fire, as well as extinguishing it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Whiteman firefighters turn-up the heat
A dark smoke-filled house is set ablaze. The high-pitched symphony of sirens reverberates in the distance. The echo of stomping boots sprinting toward the monstrous inferno. The cool, calm facial expressions worn by firefighters portray bravery and determination as they prepare to extinguish the blazing terror.To many people this compares to a
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2014
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Annemieke LeBorgne, 509th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of Occupational Health, samples a liquid at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 12, 2014. All foreign liquids are brought to the lab for testing and evaluation purposes.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) A team with chemistry
There are many hazardous materials capable of causing massive damage and hindering the mission. Exposure to hazardous materials could cause health related problems or even result in death. To prevent these possibilities, the 509th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight works every day to find solutions to protect Whiteman
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jenifer Gormley, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels maintenance journeyman, measures a water sample at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 3, 2014. The water plant team must ensure there is enough chlorine in the water to remove any harmful bacteria that may be present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Providing Whiteman with high quality H2O
Water is a vital source in human life. Without it, survival is impossible. It contributes to every aspect of life, especially here at Whiteman Air Force Base. The 509th Civil Engineer Squadron water plant works 24/7 to ensure the base populace receives consistent purified water for most common needs such as showering and consumption, but also
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Staff Sgt. Adrian Paisley, 509th Force Support Squadron fitness center specialist, was deployed to Southwest Asia, alongside a team of nine other Airmen from the 509th FSS, from July 2013 to January 2014. The team’s mission was to help organize and refurbish a nearly empty fitness center. They also assisted other units as they set up various facilities on base.. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Adrian Paisley
From the lily pad prairies of Waypoint, Ga. to the sands of Southwest Asia, a 24-year-old Airman was called upon to deploy for a third time after serving five years and two deployments as a first-term Airman.Staff Sgt. Adrian Paisley, 509th Force Support Squadron fitness center specialist, was deployed to Southwest Asia, alongside a team of nine
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2014
This booklet and brochure were samples of the reading material handed out to attendees during a Transition Assistance Program in the Pentagon, Washington D.C. on December 10, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy AFRC eases Airmen’s transition
Transition Goals, Planning, Success, implemented Air Force-wide in November 2012 by Executive Order 13518, expanded the length of the transition program from three days to five days, and integrated career and education counseling and training across the military life cycle.At the beginning of the program, each Service member must complete
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U.S. Air Force Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Smith, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance journeyman, left, and Staff Sgt. Kyle Bemis, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance craftsman, inspect starter ring on MB4 bomb trailer at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 21, 2014. They must ensure the gear isn’t blemished so the starter gear and mesh properly, allowing the vehicle to start. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Keeping Whiteman rolling with a turn of the wrench
Firefighter trucks rolling, police cars patrolling, forklifts lifting - all thanks to the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron's vehicle maintenance unit. The vehicle maintenance unit plays a significant role in the Whiteman mission ensuring all vehicles continue to operate."Without the vehicle maintenance unit, vehicles wouldn't be repaired,
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Donald Ross, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal team member, operates an F6A robot at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 11, 2014. This robot is capable of moving certain pieces of ordnance, depending on weight, to safer locations. They place charges on improvised explosive device and detonate them from a distance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Explosive combinations fuel the flames of EOD
There are different types of improvised explosive devices capable of causing massive damage at any given time, whether overseas or at home. The solution to this problem: a team full of dedicated service members at Whiteman."When a bomb is dropped, we will go out to where ever it is and check to see if it's safe," said Staff Sgt. Donald Ross, 509th
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Airman First Class Adam Clapp, 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician gets a MBU-20/P soft shell mask fitted to his face at Whiteman Air Force Base Mo., Feb. 18, 2014. The AFE technicians inspect the pilots safety gear before each flight and after each flight as well as 30-day inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiseiter/Released) Hanging out with AFE
Pilots, as well as Airmen, must be knowledgeable about safety equipment and survival procedures in the event that a mission goes awry and their aircraft goes down. The Airmen from the 509th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment shop are experts when it comes to reacting to emergency situations, and the proper use of emergency safety
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