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  • Fortis Subsidium

    Fortis Subsidium! Without strong, bold support there is no chance of success. This truism is prevalent in many operational environments no matter what the mission focus is. The men and women of the 509th Medical Support Squadron (MDSS) recognize and identify with the force enabler capability our

  • A Paralegal’s Perspective

    Being an Airman at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, can be both challenging and rewarding, but one of the challenges we can face is a self-inflicted one … the abuse of alcohol. The fact is, alcohol can be very dangerous when abused. Sometimes it feels like society has made alcohol the only

  • Cyber readiness--does it really matter?

    The Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI) is coming! It may seem like Whiteman Air Force Base has turned into Winterfell, the last bastion of hope against invaders from the North under constant threat that “Winter is coming”. This is especially so since the Department of Defense transitioned to

  • Happy Mother's Day!

    Don't forget Mother's Day is this weekend. And while we're on the subject, let's not forget the contributions they make because they deserve our deepest gratitude for what they give to the mission of the world's greatest Air Force.

  • 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

  • 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 businesssupporting transportation requests to ensure the mission runs smoothly. They transfer parts from warehouses across the base to theflightline making sure

  • 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

  • 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.