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  • Spirit Award

    Staff Sgt. Timothy Rigelman, 509th Maintenance Squadron, received the Whiteman Spirit Award from Col. John Robinson, 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, July 16. Cicily Hoover, West 50 Storage manager, nominated Sergeant Rigelman for the award. Sergeant Rigelman assisted an elderly tenant who was in distress after she had fallen while removing items
  • Fire survivors live to tell others

    A routine stop at a local intersection turned into an extraordinary event for Susan Wagner and her 16-year-old daughter Brooklynn, June 25, when the truck they were driving in burst into flames. The wife and daughter of Master Sgt. Phillip Wagner, 509th Maintenance Squadron, were driving a 1992 Dodge Ram, which belonged to Tech. Sgt. Joe Clark,
  • BX celebrates back to school "tax-free holiday" every day

    While stores across Johnson County will be jammed for a handful of days in the coming months for "tax-free" holidays on select items, Whiteman's base exchange continues to offer tax-free shopping every day on everything in the store. With merchandise ranging from shoes, school supplies, clothing and backpacks to sporting goods, lunch boxes and
  • May case lot event sets sales record

    Commissary customers around the world must have written across their May calendar in big, red letters: "Shop till you drop!" That's exactly what happened as the World's Biggest Case Lot Sale set a new record for May worldwide case lot sales with more than $12.5 million in sales and 1.8 million cases of product sold. This is a 1.8-percent increase
  • ALS graduates 32 future NCOs

    The Whiteman Airman Leadership School Class 07-F graduated 27 senior airmen and five staff sergeants in a ceremony July 12 at the Mission's End. The award winners were: Senior Airman Ronald Lerch, 13th Bomb Squadron, John L. Levitow Staff Sgt. Christopher Smith, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Senior Airman Andrea Coombs, 509th Civil
  • DeCA pulls Gerber ORGANIC Rice, ORGANIC Oatmeal cereals

    Commissaries worldwide have been directed to remove from their shelves all packages of 8-ounce Gerber ORGANIC Rice and ORGANIC Oatmeal cereals due to a potential choking hazard. Gerber announced the voluntary recall July 13 after it was found that the products may contain lumps of cereal which do not dissolve in water or milk. The company had
  • New OG commander a familiar face to Whiteman

    Brig. Gen. Greg Biscone, 509th Bomb Wing commander, handed the 509th Operations Group guidon to the newly inducted group commander, Col. Thomas Bussiere, during a change-of-command ceremony July 9. Colonel Bussiere, who was stationed here from October 2002 - June 2006, returns to Whiteman Air Force Base after attending the U.S. Army War College for
  • 509th LRS receives new commander

    Maj. Mark Lynch, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Carlos Camarillo during a change-of-command ceremony June 2. Rank and Name: Maj. Mark J. Lynch Squadron: 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron Date assumed command: July 2 Previous assignment: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Time in service: 14
  • 509th CES receives new commander

    Maj. Craig Johnson, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, assumed command from Lt. Col. Pamela Moxley during a change-of-command ceremony June 29. Personally speakingRank and Name: Maj. Craig P. Johnson Squadron: 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Date assumed command: June 29 Previous assignment: 355th CES Operations flight commander, Davis-Monthan
  • Vice commander ready to lead, learn

    Col. John Robinson began work July 9 in his new office as the 509th Bomb Wing vice commander. He comes to Whiteman from Washington, D.C., where he was the Joint Staff division chief for the South and South East Asia Division. "I am very excited to be here and to be a part of this very unique wing, which is the single source for the most lethal