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  • No fuel, no fight

    Airmen assigned to the petroleum, oil and lubricants fuels flight of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, are an important asset to executing strategic deterrence, global strike and combat support... anytime, anywhere.
  • Hennessy Trophy evaluation

    The John L. Hennessy Award evaluation team visits Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 18-22, 2018. The Hennessy Trophy Awards Program was first conceived in 1956. The trophies are presented annually to Air Force installations with the best foodservice programs. There are two separate regions, east and west, in the competition this year. Whiteman, in
  • Women's History Month

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. John Nichols, the 509th Bomb Wing commander, signs the Women’s History Month Proclamation on March 7, 2018, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The theme for the month is honoring women who fight all forms of discrimination. This observance gives Team Whiteman a chance to recognize and commemorate the heritage that women have
  • Three Nellis Air Force Base Airmen display bravery and heroism during the tragic Las Vegas shooting

    On Oct. 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on concert-goers attending the 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev., killing 58 and injuring 450 people. Amid the chaos and confusion, three Air Force medics attending the concert leapt into action.
  • Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: Combat RPAs bring the future faster

    As the official retirement of the MQ-1 Predator approaches, many people reflect on the new and innovative capabilities it provided on the battlefield over its tenure. Its shift from an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to a multi-role platform, further shaped the outlook of senior leaders and combatant commanders alike. The MQ-1 revolutionized the Air Force’s use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft in dynamic situations, inevitably paving the way for an all MQ-9 Reaper force.
  • Congratulations to Whiteman's newest ALS grads!

    Members of Whiteman Leadership School 18-B gather for a class photo at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Feb. 15, 2018. ALS is a five-and-a-half week-long course that prepares Airmen to become noncommissioned officers.
  • Heavy Operations: 509th CES prepares full squadron for vehicle certification

    Members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron are trained to operate large vehicles Feb. 14 , 2017, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The training was conducted to ensure all Airmen of the squadron are familiar with the vehicles associated with the daily tasks done within the CES. The training included traditional and nontraditional vehicle training,
  • Hindsight is 20/20: Don’t miss your opportunity for PRK

    It has been a little over two years since my vision correction surgery at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. I didn’t walk away with any superhuman powers, but after a week of recovery, I was officially at 20/20 vision … finally!
  • Air Force Research Lab studies trust between surgical teams and robots

    The Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been studying how surgical teams gain trust in new robotic surgery technology to improve training, and expand the adoption of improved surgical techniques.