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  • Take ownership in your squadron family

    The squadron is the most important organization in the Air Force. It’s where we, as a military, win or lose.
  • My first Father's Day

    It was exactly this time last year when I found out news that would change my life forever. Now, I am celebrating my first Father’s Day as a dad.It’s crazy to think about how much has happened between then and now—it still feels like I just received the news. My girlfriend, Casey, and I had been in a long distance relationship for a little more
  • The power of leading with a positive attitude

    As my time as the commander of the 509th Munitions Squadron ends on May 30, I have spent numerous hours reflecting on the past 24 months at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. My main contemplation is, "Have I been an effective leader in the ever-changing Air Force in which we live, work and operate?"
  • WAFB celebrates National Nurses Week

    National Nurses Week is celebrated at the same time every year to commemorate a pioneer of modern nursing: Florence Nightingale. It begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, which is Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale was born in 1820 and died in 1910 at the age of 90.
  • Superhero’s secret: Whiteman AFB ‘sidekicks’

    In the middle of Missouri lives a superhero only a few have ever seen, let alone met. A one-of-a-kind machine, created solely to defend and avenge, that soars high in the clouds in stealthy disguise.
  • Fiscal year-end: Is your GPC ready?

    Did you know the DoD fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 each year? This means that over the next few months, squadrons will be gearing up to identify and finalize FY18 unit requirements and outline the means between receiving funds and actually making the purchase. Most of these items will consist of small dollar purchases that can be made within the unit. How does that happen? Enter the Government Purchase Card (GPC) program.
  • Why I Serve

    Pursuing success without establishing your foundation of why is like building a skyscraper on shifting sand. Identifying your why is equally fundamental to your career in the Air Force.
  • Dragons: 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron

    Dragons … death from above!! Is the over-powering cry you hear when a member of the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s name is announced at any wing function. Why are we so loud and proud? I’m glad you asked.
  • Fire Prevention Safety Message

    Electricity is something that we have all come to take for granted considering it is second nature for us to simply flip a light switch, charge our phones, or even use an appliance like a microwave; however, no matter how accustomed we are to using electricity as part of our daily routine there are some simple safety measures that should be followed to prevent unnecessary and unfortunate accidents.
  • Combating Human Trafficking

    We may think human trafficking cannot happen in Missouri, but last year there were 388 substantiated cases. Most of which involved young American women. For a rural area like Missouri, the potential for human trafficking is high. Every military member, civilian and contractor is required to take the annual training for Combating Trafficking in Persons because few of us are aware of how far this problem is reaching.