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  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Matthew Alexander

    Military deployments are commonly understood as the movement of troops to special or specific locations. The challenges and circumstances these service members face may not be realized by those not accustomed to the military lifestyle. Staff Sgt. Matthew Alexander, 509th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of reenlistments, was deployed to the
  • Resiliency efforts strengthen positive lifestyles

    Just as the Air Force continues to enhance warfighters' capabilities, an equally powerful role for Airmen and their families is to maintain a balanced lifestyle. The Air Force Compressive Airman Fitness model encompasses four pillars: mental, social, physical and spiritual. It is a proactive approach to resiliency which emphasizes a positive
  • Whether past or present, deterrence is still the mission

    Whether it's the 509th Bomb Wing or the 351st Strategic Missile Wing, supporting a deterrent mission has always been part of the Whiteman mission, vision and values.When custody of Oscar-01 was passed to the 509th Bomb Wing in July 1995, it instilled Whiteman's unique capabilities in every Airman who set foot on the installation. Whiteman's MVV
  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Alexandra Boutte

    Every photograph captures a moment in time, a moment that can last a lifetime to those who see it.In the military, there are Airmen whose job is to tell the story of other service members by photographing them on the job, both stateside and on the frontlines. Staff Sgt. Alexandra Boutte, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, is one of
  • 509th SFS: Going for it all at Global Strike Challenge

    "We wouldn't go if we didn't expect to win!" These words were spoken by 2nd Lt. Anthony Loden, 509th Security Forces Squadron, days before he and his team headed out to Camp Guernsey, Wyo., for the security forces' portion of the 2012 Air Force Global Strike Challenge. This year's seven-member team has prepared for over a month to take on the rest
  • AFGSC Challenge: Personal experiences from bomber ops team

    After taking home the second place trophy from last year's Bomber Operations portion of the Global Strike Challenge, pilots from Team Whiteman hope to bring home the first place trophy this year.Team Whiteman competed in the GSC in June, and will find out the results during the GSC Symposium this November.Members of the ten-member aircrew that flew
  • Weather Flight: keeping an eye on the horizon

    Whether hot or cold; wet or dry; calm or stormy; clear or cloudy, the 509th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight team supports the mission, and ensures the safety of Team Whiteman by protecting personnel and assets at all times. The weather flight team creates tailored forecasts to ensure the safety of pilots flying out of Whiteman. They also
  • MDG finishes strong for opening day win

    The 509th Force Support Squadron squared off against the 509th Medical Group to kick off the 2012 Whiteman Intramural Flag Football League Sept. 10. After a slow start to the game, the MDG came on strong to finish with a 12-0 victory.The first half began with the MDG getting the ball and they moved it down field well after a long completion. Right
  • UCM remembers 9/11 victims

    A remembrance ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy was held Tuesday at the University of Central Missouri quadrangle. The event was coordinated by the Office of Military and Veteran Services and Scott Ammon, a faculty member from the safety science program in the School of Environmental, Physical and Applied Sciences.
  • From the frontlines: Staff Sgt. Richard Mahaney

    When it comes to having respect for the worth and dignity of every Airman, one Air Force Global Strike Airman held this value true by keeping accountability for every Airman who comes in and out of his unit during his recent deployment to Southwest Asia.Staff Sgt. Richard Mahaney, 509th Force Support Squadron assistant NCO in charge of installation