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  • Test for the best: Full Spectrum EOD Warrior Challenge

    Sweat poured down their faces as they threw their body armor, helmets and gloves on top of their uniforms. The heat and humidity couldn’t distract them as they took their positions behind the weapons. They laid motionless, waiting to pull the trigger. Then came the all clear. Loud, powerful booms from their machine guns filled the air. One by one the bullets came flying out from the barrels of the guns, flying through the air until they collided with the targets.
  • Gung ho! TACPs conduct training with Whiteman aircraft

    They are a pilot’s eyes and ears on the ground.They are TACP, or tactical air control party. These Airmen are often embedded with the U.S. Army but communicate with personnel from all branches of the armed forces, which includes calling in airstrikes and helping coordinate air support missions with pilots.About 20 TACPs from installations around
  • Whiteman honors National Police Week

    A response vehicle assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron has its lights flashed by a Whiteman youth during Police Week, May 17, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. During Police week, the 509th SFS hosted a display of vehicles and equipment prevalent to the daily work and duties of the Airmen within the squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by
  • The New Crew

    The position of dedicated crew chief is something that is earned over the course of several years. On May 18, 2018, with their friends, family and fellow Airmen applauding in the audience, 19 noncommissioned officers saw their hard work pay off and were named the newest dedicated crew chiefs at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
  • Preserving history: The Great Artiste is refurbished

    Airmen from the 509th Maintenance Squadron are performing a total refurbishment of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress static display located at the Spirit Gate of Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.
  • Cultivating a culture of discipline

    Combative training is something that every Air Force member learns during basic military training. As a security forces member, it is a training requirement. So, who better to learn from than an instructor who has been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame? Billy Matheny holds that title and is also the only civilian Security
  • A day in the life: Mental health supports Airmen, readiness

    As with any Air Force healthcare provider, Capt. Daniel Gibson, a clinical psychologist with the 92nd medical group, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, relies on a collaborative, patient-centered approach to care.The mental health clinic at Fairchild Air Force Base uses a collaborative approach to ensure the best patient care.