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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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Airman 1st Class Bing Liu, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron transportation management apprentice, inspects information on a box at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 5, 2014. This process is done to confirm the information is accurate and the property is delivered to its destination. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Arriving in one piece: TMO ensures proper care for owner’s property
From the mail carriers to the final destination, packages and parts are being processed and handled with caution, ensuring delivery to the customer in one piece.Whiteman Air Force Base receives a steady flow of mail and supplies for both military and civilian personnel. Regulating and properly distributing these items is one of the responsibilities
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Nathan Wesley, 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew 1 weapons load crew member, “sways the bomb” during the 2013 Load Competition of the Year. Loaders use sway pads to secure the bomb in the aircraft to prevent it from coming loose or falling out during the loading process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Airmen showcase excellence in LCOY competition
One way Air Force Global Strike Command shows the value of superior technical and weapons system expertise is through weapons load competitions.In keeping with that spirit, Airmen from Whiteman's 13th and 393rd Aircraft Maintenance Units and Air National Guard Airmen from the 131st Bomb Wing competed in the 2013 Load Crew of the Year competition at
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George Baldwin, L3 Communications logistician, stands proud at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 31, 2014. Baldwin maintains support equipment and orders components to repair the B-2 simulator. In November 2013, Baldwin experienced the effects of Ischemic heart disease, but was later revived by the help his coworkers provided using an automated external defibrillator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) A second chance at life, surviving against all odds
Ischemic heart disease kills thousands of people every year in Western countries. Its main impact - it reduces blood flow to the heart.George Baldwin, L3 communications logistician, encountered the effects of this infamous ailment in November last year,in what proved to be a life-changing experience."It was a Monday morning - Nov. 18, 2013....I
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Airman 1st Class Cameron Wheatley, 442nd Fighter Wing Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft armament technician, verifies that pins are installed on the weapons array of an A-10 Thunderbolt II on the flightline at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Dec. 17, 2013. This is part of a routine inspection that Wheatley is responsible for conducting each day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson/Released) Without us, it’s just another airline
When weapons on an A-10 Thunderbolt II do not fire, the mission fails. To prevent this from occurring, a team of technicians rotate and reset wrenches daily to ensure those munitions get where they need to go.Active-duty and reservist Airmen from the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons flight are the ones who maintain the armament and
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U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Robert Moore, 1-135th Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion aviation safety officer, and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Peyton Supernaw, 1-135th ARB aviation material officer,perform environmental training at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 9, 2014. This training helps pilots master landing in whiteout conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Teamwork and dedication: From the ground to the sky
From the maintenance hangars to the skies, the AH-64 Apache helicopter spends its time being prepped for flight and training here at Whiteman. The Apache is a weapon system equipped with a nose-mounted sensor suited for target acquisition, night-vision systems and a 30-mm M230 chain gun. The U.S. Army 1-135th ARB pilots and maintainers are tasked
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U.S. Army Spc. Todd Gann, 1-135th Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion aircraft maintainer, inspects the main rotor head of an AH-64 Apache at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Jan. 9, 2014. Soldiers perform this inspection annually to ensure there are no signs of corrosion developing, which could cause malfunctions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keenan Berry/Released) Teamwork and dedication: From the ground to the sky
From the maintenance hangars to the skies, the AH-64 Apache helicopter spends its time being prepped for flight and training here at Whiteman. The Apache is a weapon system equipped with a nose-mounted sensor suited for target acquisition, night-vision systems and a 30-mm M230 chain gun. The U.S. Army 1-135th ARB pilots and maintainers are tasked
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