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  • How well do you know baby teeth?

    National Children’s Dental Health Month is right around the corner and the Dental Clinic staff at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri hopes to improve understanding and awareness for the importance of oral health. Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of some common dental topics.

  • 509th BW Commander's message

    Team Whiteman,The new year presents us opportunities to continue fortifying our Total Force team. Our Airmen perform the mission better than anyone else in the world and the strategic deterrence we provide is key to our nation’s security.

  • Looking forward: Whiteman celebrates Black History Month

    I have always looked forward to February since I was a kid. While it is the shortest of all months, it is the loveliest with Valentine’s Day being in the middle of it. Throughout the month I and others get to reflect on the many contributions African Americans have given to our nation.

  • How bad do you want it?

    Like many kids, I loved fast jets and desperately wanted to fly them. Little did I know how hard I’d have to work for it. During high school wood shop, tragedy struck in less than a second. A grab, a jolt, then fluid; I just lost a fight with a table saw. I watched my dream of being a military pilot

  • Celebrate the holidays

    “I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again,” said William Penn.

  • Commander's holiday message

    Team Whiteman,I want to wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. This is a very special time of the year and I hope you are able to enjoy it while you rest and recharge from what has been an exciting and highly successful year. Since I arrived in June, our Total

  • The beauty of purpose

    I remember the first time I realized there were animals in need.As a kid growing up in the late 90’s, I, like many others my age, had my eyes glued to the box TV when I wasn’t outside playing with friends. Amidst the various commercials and advertisements, little did I know at the time there was a

  • The Inspector General: A heritage of excellence

    In late 1948, Gen. Curtis LeMay took over as the second commander of Strategic Air Command (SAC). The new command was charged with stewarding the nation’s nascent nuclear capabilities and featured prominently in U.S. foreign policy at the time. However, LeMay was concerned with the command’s lack of

  • The old hermit of Knob Noster

    Gather around dear friends, as I tell you a tale filled with suspicion, murder and mad mobs. I’ll warn you dear reader, ultimately it’s up to you to decide what might be the truth and what might be an old Missouri myth.

  • Evolution of airpower

    “We have just won a war with a lot of heroes flying around in planes. The next war may be fought by airplanes with no men in them at all … Take everything you’ve learned about aviation in war, throw it out the window, and let’s go to work on tomorrow’s aviation. It will be different from anything