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  • Distinguished honors: Historian speaks of 509th Legacy

    Unknown to me at the time, my journey into the annals of the 509th Bomb Wing legacy began in mid-1991. I was leaving Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, for my new assignment as the historian for the 351st Strategic Missile Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. I was no stranger to the base, or wing, as I'd been assigned there in the mid-1980s and was
  • 509th Medical Group goes "nuclear"

    Dec. 18, 2015, was a historic day for the 509th Medical Group (MDG), when its new emblem was approved and unveiled by Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV, the 509th Bomb Wing commander. If you were stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base (AFB), Mo., before this date, you may have noticed the medical group's emblem differed from the wing and the other
  • You can make a difference in a flash

    It only takes a moment to make a difference: one choice to step up, one choice to stand up, and one choice to speak up.This man's identity may be known by some, but to most, the man behind the mask is a mystery. No one knew he was going to show up at the 5K Race for Respect. He was the winner of the race with an impressive time of 17:33. But, who
  • Whiteman women work for a more perfect union

    This March, in keeping with the Women's History Month theme, "Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government," I offer a small account of the people who do exactly that. They may not make history books, but they very much do serve for "a more perfect" state of gender equality, making history today.I think of
  • Women making a difference: past, present, future

    As the month of March comes to an end, so too does Women's History Month.  A month reserved to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world; accomplishments that have solidified their place in history and our ability to ensure certain rights and freedoms. Unfortunately, with the end of a particular month also comes the end of our desire
  • Staying healthy during the holidays

    With the holidays quickly approaching, I caught myself sitting at my desk thinking about how my fitness is going to suffer when I travel up north on vacation.A lack of exercise combined with my dad's cooking and staying up late to hang out with family and sleeping in a bed that I'm not used to makes it difficult to keep a healthy routine.So, I
  • The 509th pioneers aerial refueling

    Ask any of the Airmen stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, how the base's mission of strategic deterrence, global power and combat support anytime, anywhere is possible, and they'll tell you to take a look at the aircraft lining the flightline.Over the past century, air power has been developing -- from more advanced designs and weapons
  • Emerging Worship at the Stealth Lounge

    Perhaps you have heard rumors about something "emerging." That seems to be the pace of our Air Force; something new or emerging to make life better for all. Emerging Worship at the Stealth Lounge is the new thing. On Sept. 13 our Base Chapel Protestant community will be launching a new worship service called Emerging Worship at the Stealth Lounge.
  • Wait! Put that phone down

    Flash back to 1996, a young Airman walks into his team-building class. As he makes his way to the waiting area, other Airmen are standing around making introductions and carrying on in conversation. As the clock nears the starting time, the members already have an idea of who is who and where they work. Flash forward to 2015 and the same type of
  • Three life lessons

    Hey Airmen with a capital "A", the following are three life lessons to help you refocus, achieve personal expectations and maximize your contributions to the Air Force, right now.Lesson one, focus on what you control. It is a time in our Air Force which we have been presented a myriad of changes and challenges. From changes to Enlisted Performance
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