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  • Whiteman legal office updates customer service hours

    Editors Note: The following is a correction to an error by omission in the Sept. 21 edition of the Whiteman Warrior newspaper.Beginning on Oct. 5, 2018, the Whiteman Air Force Base legal office is closed for training until noon on Fridays.Office hours for specific services include: • Walk-in legal assistance is 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., Wednesdays.
  • Glider to Bomber: 76 years of aviation history at Whiteman AFB

    Members of Team Whiteman gather to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the U.S. Air Force at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 15, 2018. During the annual Air Force Ball, guests had the opportunity to hear from U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, the Commander of Air Force Recruiting Service, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.
  • ’We’re a team’: First husband-wife pilots to fly the B-2 retire from the Air Force

    Rows of chairs were filled with family members, close friends and fellow military members. As the ceremony began, all eyes were on the couple standing up front.Thirteen years earlier, the scene was nearly identical. Back then, John was wearing his Air Force uniform, though Jennifer was wearing a wedding gown. Now, they were wearing flightsuits with
  • Whiteman Airmen commemorate 9/11 during wreath laying ceremony, KC Royals Armed Forces Night

    Members of Team Whiteman gathered Sept. 11, 2018, for a sunrise reveille and wreath laying ceremony in remembrance of the 9/11 terror attacks.Flanked by a fire engine and police response vehicles, Airmen paid special tribute to those lost in New York, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon during the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The on-base tribute
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • Logistics Readiness Squadron ensures safe secure reliable small arms shipment

    Members of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri prepare to ship one of the largest small arms loads of the year. Whiteman logistics technicians are tasked with the responsibility of inspecting, verifying, securing and properly shipping these assets until they reach their destination. Four weapon details had to
  • SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

    Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
  • Researchers study factors influencing Airmen’s tobacco use during technical training

    The Air Force strictly regulates tobacco use during basic and technical training, but some Airmen still use it. Air Force researchers are working with the University of Virginia to uncover why Airmen use tobacco.
  • Whiteman runners to participate in AF Marathon

    Runners from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri will have an opportunity to participate in this year’s official Air Force marathon scheduled to take place in September at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
  • Be on the lookout for ticks during Missouri summer, early fall

    Summertime brings more outdoor activities like camping and hiking, but the warm weather also invites ticks and other unfriendly pests that can carry harmful diseases. What ticks are near me and what diseases can they cause? Ticks are small arachnids that feed off the blood of a human or an animal. Missouri is home to many tick species, but the most common include the lone star tick, the American dog tick and the black-legged tick. These tiny vampires can carry diseases like the Heartland virus and the Bourbon virus. More common bacterial infections include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, which can cause fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and muscle pain. The infection can be fatal if not treated properly. Another well-known bacterial infection is Lyme disease, which can cause fever, chills, headache, fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, muscle and joint aches. In most cases, the tick must be attached to its host for over 24 hours to be able to transmit the bacteria – so ticks need to be properly removed as soon as possible.