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  • From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Stephanie Nelsen

    If a natural disaster strikes, a major accident occurs or an enemy attacks an Air Force base, it's essential to maintain full operational capability. Ensuring each base is prepared and has an emergency management plan developed is a major priority for not only Team Whiteman, but Air Force wide. Master Sgt. Stephanie Nelsen, 509th Civil Engineer
  • “TAP”: Helping Airmen ease the transition from military to civilian

    Life after the military can be full of unanswered questions and insecurities about what the future holds for military members and their families transitioning into the civilian workforce. Aid from the Transition Assistance Program is provided to Department of Defense service members, DoD federal civilians facing restructuring or force reductions
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Shawn Watters

    The anatomy of an aircraft system contains miles of wire, thousands of sensors, hundreds of dials, indicators and many switches.Senior Airman Shawn Watters, 442nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental systems technician, is currently serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and is assigned to phase dock where he and his team
  • Honor Guard embodies Air Force image

    When it comes to ceremonies and funerals, the 509th Bomb Wing Honor Guard's mission is to be ready, sharp and respond to requests with the utmost amount of poise, attention to detail and professionalism.With a team of 44 Airmen ranking from airman basic to technical sergeant, the 509th Honor Guard represents the military throughout the state of
  • Military working dogs train for success

    Originating from "The Story of Old Drum", written after the Civil War in Warrensburg, Mo., it's been said that, "A dog is man's best friend."This phrase holds especially true for the members of the 509th Security Forces Squadron canine handlers. Military working dogs act not only as trusted wingmen but as friends.Effective communication, training
  • Law and order: 509th BW

    In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by three separate yet equally important groups: the security forces/office of special investigations who investigate crime, the paralegals who research crimes and the base attorneys who prosecute the offenders. (Sound effects) Dun...Dun The 509th Bomb Wing Staff Judge Advocate office
  • Military helps non-citizens get their naturalization

    As a country founded by immigrants hundreds of years ago, many individuals still flock to the U.S. today seeking political freedom and the opportunity to achieve their goals. America remains a land of opportunities, and because many foreigners from all over the world come to live in the U.S., cultural diversity is cited as one of the country's
  • FSS wins intramural basketball championship

    The 509th Force Support Squadron and 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron B-squad squared up for the 2010-2011 intramural basketball league championship at the fitness center Jan. 30. Each team was well represented by their fans who nearly filled the gym and helped provide each team with extra motivation. AMXS made a game out of it with an exciting
  • Emergency vs. non-emergency, understanding the difference

    Flashing warning lights and sirens are signs for drivers to pull over so medical personnel can transport patients to receive emergency care.The 509th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance service is available 24-hours-a-day to respond to on-base illnesses and injuries and is accessed through 9-1-1. "We have one ambulance with two members trained in
  • Keeping stray animals to a minimum

    Life on the street is hard. The majority of stray animals have either been abandoned by their owner or allowed by their owner to roam freely.Being a responsible pet owner is much more than just providing adequate water, food and shelter.A stray animal is considered to be a domesticated animal, Staff Sgt. Jason Gatiss, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron
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