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  • Civilian Personnel: the one-stop HR shop for civilians

    Civilians are a critical part of everyday operations across base. However, the individuals who handle employment-related issues for this vital group often tend to fly under the radar.The men and women of the 509th Force Support Squadron Civilian Personnel Section offer a "one-stop shop" service for civilians at Whiteman Air Force Base, providing a
  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. William Daniels

    In a world full of chaos and confusion, many military members seek peace through spirituality, especially during a deployment. Staff Sgt. William Daniels, 509th Bomb Wing chaplain assistant, is one such Airman. During a six-month deployment to Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia earlier this year, Daniels helped others cope with the stress of serving
  • "Safety first" or "Safety always"?

    "Safety first" is a popular phrase, often incorporated into an organization's values, but the phrase poorly defines the overall concept of safety. "Safety isn't part of a checklist; it's a core value that must be integral to all operations, missions and decisions at all times," says Staff Sgt. Michael DeWandeler, 509th Bomb Wing ground safety
  • Helping Team Whiteman enjoy the outdoors

    Winter has finally passed, it is a nice warm spring day in the spring and you want to go out on a fishing trip, but you do not have a boat. Where is the best place to rent one? The Whiteman Outdoor Recreation Center is a great option, offering most items at a 40- to 50-percent discount from rental dealers in the surrounding community."Outdoor
  • Tips to help you enjoy a worry-free vacation

    Many wait all year to enjoy a little time off to spend with family or loved ones. While planning for a holiday vacation can be fun and exciting, nothing will ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming a victim of crime."A vacation is a good time for relaxation and fun, but do not leave your common sense at home," said Jerry Osban, 509th
  • Defending Team Whiteman 24/7, 365

    As the sun rises on Christmas day, hundreds of children living on Whiteman Air Force Base run down the stairs to tear open the gifts Santa has left under the tree, while their parents smile at their unadulterated joy.Meanwhile, at the base's main gate, Airmen from the 509th Security Forces Squadron stand ready, protecting Air Force assets and
  • Team Whiteman Firefighters - Working around the holiday clock

    It's Dec. 25 and everyone is enjoying a festive holiday when, suddenly, thick smoke fills the home and live-giving oxygen seems to nearly disappear.Someone has left Christmas dinner on the stove unattended and a fiery blaze has erupted.An alarm sounds at the base's fire department and members of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron's Fire Emergency
  • MPF: your first customer service stop

    What do all military members, retirees and their families have in common? They all have Common Access Cards providing them with base access, eligibility for medical benefits, and the ability to take advantage of the base exchange, commissary and MWR benefits.The Military Personnel Flight customer service section helps not only Whiteman members with
  • UCM opens door of opportunity to Airmen

    "If we are together nothing is impossible. If we are divided all will fail." -- Winston Churchill.Churchill's words were true not only in describing the Allies in World War II, but also the partnership between the armed forces and local communities today. The relationship between Whiteman Air Force Base and the University of Central Missouri is one
  • A&FRC: Linking Airmen and their families

    While the demands of military life can vary from person to person, resources and services are available to help balance those needs.One part of the overall installation family support system is the Airman & Family Readiness Center- a network of agencies, programs, services, partnerships and individuals supporting personal and family