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  • Electrical environmental: From the back shop to the sky!

    Before pilots complete their mission planning, before aircraft are cleared for take-off, the 509th Maintenance Squadron Electrical Environment back shop crew aircraft work behind the scenes to ensure they are mission-ready. The 509th MXS Electrical Environment back shop crew performs inspections to ensure all components are functioning properly on
  • Aircrew flight equipment formula: Safety, training and camaraderie

    When pilots suit up and prepare for a mission, they have a lot on their minds - the long hours they will spend in the cockpit, various flight patterns and other mission objectives. With all these important demands on their attention, they need to know that their life-support equipment is ready to go in case of emergency. Thanks to the professionals
  • AFGSC Outstanding Airman of the Year visits Whiteman

    The 2012 Air Force Global Strike Command Outstanding Airman of the Year visited Whiteman Sept. 25-26 to interact with Airmen and hear their thoughts on improving the Air Force.Senior Airman Bryenna Breckheimer visited squadrons within the 509th Bomb Wing to gather information on improving Airmens' work environments, careers and the base
  • Enforcers named intramural softball champs, prepare for next challenge

    The Security Forces-A team recently won the intramural softball championship game, and will next head to the All World Sports East Coast Nationals/Military Worlds in Savannah, Ga., from Oct. 11 to 13.The "Enforcers" from the 509th Security Forces Squadron ran through AMXS and avenged a regular- season loss against CE during this year's playoffs on
  • 442nd Mission Support Group models total force integration

    The 442nd Mission Support Group comprises four squadrons that exist to improve, secure and protect the base, and to ensure personnel get paid. These are the 442nd Security Forces Squadron, 442nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, 442nd Force Support Squadron and 442nd Civil Engineer Squadron.The 442nd MSG, which falls under the Air Force Reserve
  • RAPCON: Eyes beyond the perimeter

    The airspace around Whiteman Air Force Base extends up 9,000 feet and out 45 miles around the base in each direction.Airmen from the radar, approach and control (RAPCON) unit have the job of ensuring all pilots and aircraft traverse this airspace safely.RAPCON Airmen are important to Whiteman because they are the voices and eyes that keep the
  • Find your real-life Cinderella story

    In Disney's "Cinderella," the main character struggles with finding a dress to wear to the Prince's ball, ultimately relying on the help of a fairy godmother to outfit her with a magical gown and glass slippers.Cinderella gets her happy ending, but what about the women in real-life who do not have a fairy godmother?To answer that question, look no
  • Aircraft part store aids the mission

    (Editor's note: This is part three of a three-part series about sections of the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron Material Management Flight)As B-2 Spirits are flown around the world as part of strategic deterrence and global strike operations, a small group of Airmen work in a warehouse, organizing hundreds of thousands of aircraft parts to make
  • Using, recycling and giving back

    Paper, aluminum, plastic and cardboard are necessary resources used on a daily basis to complete tasks that would not be possible without them. Once used, they are usually thrown into a bin to await the process of recycling. The 509th Force Support Squadron recycling center plays an important role in ensuring Whiteman is free of waste, and that
  • From the zoo to Missouri Air National Guard blue

    For one Missouri Air National Guardsman, life as a Citizen-Airman is far from the wilds of her civilian career.Airman Casey Self, a zookeeper at the Kansas City Zoo, joined the 131st Bomb Wing to expand her resume from taking care of animals on land and water to people in the sky, as well."When I moved to the Kansas City area and learned more about