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  • Making a difference in Michigan, one bottle at a time

    “We are more than just dropping bombs,” said U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class James Douglas, a 509th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) nondestructive inspection apprentice. U.S. service members take an oath to lay down their lives for their country, ensuring the safety and freedom of America. Airmen commit to excellence, integrity and service before self for themselves, their wingmen and their communities.
  • Rewarded by running

    Trying to control his breathing while his heart is pounding, blood is pumping and sweat is streaming down his face as he pushes himself to run faster and longer. Running to his limit and not stopping until he reaches his goal. He knows that he will reach it today. Telling himself that he won’t leave the gym until it’s complete, no matter how long it takes. He’s been tracking all his miles and it was finally the day Gregory Giles, a flight operation scheduler assigned to the 72d Test and Evaluation Squadron, would reach the 509-mile marker for Whiteman’s running club.
  • The peak of fitness

    The trail forced them to walk slowly, taking 6 inch steps, and continuously look down at their feet. They were in a tunnel of mile-high mountains, so high they couldn’t see the sky without straining their necks. Car-sized boulders, blistering cold and slow-moving clouds surrounded them.
  • 13th Bomb Squadron: “Appropriating” planes once again

    On June 14th, 2017, the 13th Bomb Squadron (BS) “The Grim Reapers” turned 100. Yes, 100 years old. They have participated in every major conflict since World War I and are one of the more storied squadrons in the Air Force. That’s not to say they didn’t go through their rough and tough adolescent years. What better way to celebrate the big 1-0-0,
  • Train together, fight together

    “I still remember the first time I saw the B-2 Spirit,” said Royal Air Force (RAF) Squadron Leader Wesley “Wild” Pead, a 13th Bomb Squadron assistant director of operations. He was participating in combat training operations in the RAF Tornado GR4 at a Red Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
  • The road less traveled: All-female team guides Team Whiteman

    For the first time in Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, history all three top enlisted positions on base are held by female Airmen. These women have spent their careers breaking stereotypes and restrictions put on female service members and now hold prominent positions in the Air Force. These three women have two things in common: They are all command chiefs, and they are all different.
  • Brothers in arms

    For many American families, children turn 18, head to college, move away and may only see their families once a year, if that. For those in the military or with a sibling in the military, it may be even less than that. Unlike these families, the Moensters had the opportunity to be in the same place at the same time, and they took it.
  • JBMDL KC-10 refuels Whiteman B-2 Spirit

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J.  -- A KC-10 Extender from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., refuels a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 6. Tankers are critical to U.S. Strategic Command, and Air Mobility Command is the only Air Force command with trained Airmen able to provide and meet their air refueling needs.
  • Fitness ‘sanctuary’ for families

    Sanctuary is often defined as a place of worship and a place to take refuge. Fitness enthusiasts who seek a ‘sanctuary’ to practice their craft often find themselves in a common place of ‘worship’—the fitness center.
  • The ER is too far

    An emergency can happen anytime, to anyone, anywhere, but not all emergencies require an Emergency Room (ER) visit. Some can be treated at a local urgent care center (UCC).