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  • Leadership to emulate

    As a husband, father, officer, and supervisor, I am very aware there are always people watching. What do they see? Am I approachable? Am I encouraging an atmosphere that allows others to excel and flourish? Do I tear down or promote barriers? How I act, speak, treat others, and conduct myself are always influencing, but is that influence strengthening or hindering the mission and the people?
  • 2T1 AFSC Changes From Vehicle Operations to Ground Transportation

    On a daily basis, the men and women of the 509th and 131st Logistics Readiness Squadrons (LRS) calmly and quietly go about their business supporting transportation requests to ensure the mission runs smoothly. They transfer parts from warehouses across the base to the flightline making sure maintenance can keep aircraft in the air and deliver aircrews to their jets keeping the tip of the Air Force’s spear trained. They transport passengers and cargo in support of deployments, redeployments, and mission partner needs. Every day they manage requests for ground transportation rain or shine, 24/7 year-round.
  • A spirituality of service

    Our world, in recent days has not been plagued by a lack of resources or an increase of want, but rather a lack of purpose and hope. The Hebrew Scriptures declare that “without a vision the people perish.” Indeed without pur-pose and vision it is hard to find meaning in life.
  • Everything is spiritual: pop culture, media and spirituality

    The musical artist 2Pac wondered, “If heaven has a ghetto.” Marc Roberge of O.A.R. (Of A Revolution) insists that, “I don’t want to go to heaven if I can’t get in.” Bands like One Republic, The Script and Imagine Dragons sing about the redemptive power of pain and suffering. Those of us who remember the epic hair metal of the 1980s know that Bon Jovi is “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
  • Commitment to excellence

    A “commitment to excellence” isn’t just a saying made famous by former Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis, it is on display at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB) every day.
  • Understanding the Holy Week traditions

    Spirituality is most commonly defined as the ability to maintain beliefs, principles and values which come from religious, philosophical, or human values. The maintenance of these ideals is imperative to balance in life and providing foundation and stamina to withstand the storms of life.
  • Developing Spiritually Fit Airmen

    “Unless the soldier’s soul sustains him he cannot be relied on and will fail himself and his commander and his country in the end,” stated U.S. Army Gen. George C. Marshall. Marshall understood, as does the Air Force, the value of maintaining your beliefs, principles and values in order to meet the challenges demanded of those serving in our nation’s defense.
  • “Milestones along the Critical Path”

    At 8:15 a.m. local time on Aug. 6, 1945, “Little Boy” fell away from the Enola Gay, and 43 seconds later it detonated over the city of Hiroshima, Japan with the force of nearly 20,000 tons of TNT. This moment was the culmination of 3 years of work by the Manhattan Project, a group of 130,000 leading scientists and engineers from 30 sites across the United States who built the world’s first atomic bombs. In lesser known yet significant work, Manhattan Project engineers created the Critical Path Methodology (CPM).
  • Your check engine light

    The Mental Health Clinic’s mission is to restore the psychological well-being and functioning of Airmen in distress, it is not to negatively impact the careers and lives of Airmen, nor facilitate the early separation of Airmen.
  • Medical Operations Squadron: More than just primary care

    When our beneficiaries think of the 509th Medical Operations Squadron they think about our primary care mission; providing our patients with outstanding health care. Our squadron provides the Whiteman Air Force Base community with more than just primary health care. The Medical Operations Squadron is an eclectic mix of professionals that provides more than just family health care, specialty care clinics, dental care, and aerospace medicine.