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  • Convoy of Hope: Humanitarian Relief

    The Airmen of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) are prepared to execute strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support … anytime, anywhere. However, the LRS Airmen also get the privilege to help execute humanitarian relief efforts whenever called upon. In March 2017, the Airmen of the 509th LRS in combination with our Air National Guard mission partners at the 131st LRS led the way for a specific humanitarian relief effort called Convoy of Hope.
  • Team Whiteman celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Members of Team Whiteman celebrate the Month of the Military Child during a carnival sponsored by the Defense Commissary Agency at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 1, 2017. Throughout the month of April, the community has the opportunity to recognize military children and youth for their bravery, character and resilience. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • Cloudy with a chance of stealth

    Weather is warming up, rivers are filling and local wild flowers are blooming. It’s time to start making outdoor plans – if only it would stop raining. There’s nothing that will change the forces of Mother Nature; however, having the information to plan around her moods can make a huge difference in how the day goes. Whether it is providing lightning notifications for Airmen on the flightline or briefing the group commanders about impacts to the installation, the 509th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) weather flight personnel take on the role of global forecasters.
  • Stopping Sexual Assault – Not Just in April

    The truth is, the vast majority of Airmen we serve alongside have never – and will never – sexually assault another person in their lifetime. Let me say it again for the people in the back – the vast majority of our Airmen HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER harm another person. Hard stop.
  • 2nd Lt. Gammon receives CGOC Bars and Stars Award

    U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Seth Gammon, second from left, an intel analyst assigned to the 509th Operations Support Squadron, receives a Whiteman Company Grade Officer Council (CGOC) Bars and Stars award from members of the CGOC and Col. Mark Ely, far right, the 509th Bomb Wing vice commander, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 13, 2017. Gammon
  • AFGSC's Year of the Family: A little laughter goes a long way

    Maintainers are notorious for their sense of humor and ingenuity. You can only imagine the atmosphere when two decide to share a life together. For U.S. Air Force Capt. Justin Cassidy, the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit officer in charge, and his wife of nearly four years, Capt. Renee Cassidy, the 509th Maintenance Operations officer in charge, these qualities would lay the foundation for the start of their relationship in 2012. As rival colleagues, the pair always looked for ways to one-up each other, but barely spoke until they deployed with the 28th Maintenance Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, in 2009.
  • Ready to Roll: Whiteman holds base exercise

    Crew chiefs and weapons specialists assigned to the 509th and 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons look over the munitions handling unit (MHU)-204 trailer for defects while performing a visual inspection of the assets during a no-notice operational readiness exercise at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 28, 2017. During the exercise, Total- Force
  • BW CC signs women's history proclamation

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing (BW) commander, far left, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, the 509th BW command chief, far right, stand with members of the Women’s History Month committee following the signing of the Women’s History Month proclamation at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 1, 2017. During the
  • Air Force Medical Service 2016 Award Winners Announced

    The Air Force Surgeon General has announced the recipients of the Air Force Medical Service 2016 individual and team Annual Awards. The nominations submitted reflect the extraordinary quality of the Airmen in the Air Force Medical Service. The accomplishments of those recognized demonstrate expertise, leadership and commitment across the full
  • One click can make a difference

    Sometimes the answer isn’t as simple as we hope. Life inevitably has problems we haven’t faced before. They can manifest suddenly or appear over time. Sometimes they can get so overwhelming, a person loses hope. If you, or someone you know, is facing adversity and doesn’t know how to overcome it, there are resources available to assist in finding the information needed to combat hardship.
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