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  • Without us, it’s just another airline

    When weapons on an A-10 Thunderbolt II do not fire, the mission fails. To prevent this from occurring, a team of technicians rotate and reset wrenches daily to ensure those munitions get where they need to go.Active-duty and reservist Airmen from the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons flight are the ones who maintain the armament and
  • Teamwork and dedication: From the ground to the sky

    From the maintenance hangars to the skies, the AH-64 Apache helicopter spends its time being prepped for flight and training here at Whiteman. The Apache is a weapon system equipped with a nose-mounted sensor suited for target acquisition, night-vision systems and a 30-mm M230 chain gun. The U.S. Army 1-135th ARB pilots and maintainers are tasked
  • Teamwork and dedication: From the ground to the sky

    From the maintenance hangars to the skies, the AH-64 Apache helicopter spends its time being prepped for flight and training here at Whiteman. The Apache is a weapon system equipped with a nose-mounted sensor suited for target acquisition, night-vision systems and a 30-mm M230 chain gun. The U.S. Army 1-135th ARB pilots and maintainers are tasked
  • Where there's a Will, there's a way

    Imagine you have a particular gift you want to give a friend of yours. It might be a special memento, such as an exotic knife or a vacation souvenir - something that has a lot of meaning. You tell your friend you want him to have it, but when the time comes, the government steps in and gives it to someone else. Think of how frustrated you would be!
  • Force Protection is everyone's business

    The further we get from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the more complacent people seem to become about the threat from global terrorism. Without security and law enforcement personnel at every turn, it takes a total team effort to protect the Whiteman AFB community. Each person, regardless of their military affiliation, plays a vital role in the
  • Without us, it’s just another airline

    When weapons on an A-10 Thunderbolt II do not fire, the mission fails. To prevent this from occurring, a team of technicians rotate and reset wrenches daily to ensure those munitions get where they need to go.Active-duty and reservist Airmen from the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons flight are the ones who maintain the armament and
  • A mission to provide aid and therapy

    Senior Airman India Meserve, a physical therapy technician with the 509th Medical Operations Squadron, joined the Air Force to experience different views and broaden her horizons.As a physical therapy technician, her job is to help provide evidence-based care to reduce pain and restore function following musculoskeletal injuries or orthopedic
  • The 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron - testing for success

    The B-2 Spirit is the world's most-feared weapon system, but it would not be so without the 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron ensuring its ability to fight.The 72nd TES has the essential job of evaluating and implementing new equipment, software and weapon systems specifically for the B-2 fleet. "We test avionic computers and software to verify
  • Supporting the mission through legal assistance

    Even as B-2 Spiritss are flying overhead and operations are in full swing, a dedicated team of legal professionals are constantly working to ensure Team Whiteman and her Airmen are in full compliance with the laws they serve to protect. The 509th Bomb Wing Legal Office provides support and advice to commanders and base agencies on a variety of
  • "Eyes on" the mission

    To provide support for nuclear deterrence and global strike operations, Airmen first need to be able to see.Members of the 509th Medical Operations Squadron (MDOS) are responsible for providing vision care to more than 2,000 Service members each year. The optometry clinic at Whiteman leads this charge by offering routine eye exams to all
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