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  • FTAC: Airmanship 300 bridging the Air Force core values to the mission

    With all the military jargon that is thrown around, FTAC, or First Term Airmen Course, is somewhere in the mix. For many, this course is just another box to check on the in-processing checklist; however, recently it has developed into a vital part of the Profession of Arms.

  • Whiteman Geobase: On the map

    While playing around as a child and looking for places to start your next adventure, you may have come across the bright yellow signs planted in the ground telling you not to dig in the immediate vicinity without calling “811” to get clearance, due to the presence of gas lines or other utilities.

  • Inspection to perfection

    At any given moment a pilot may need to eject from an aircraft. The Airmen of the 509th Operations Support Squadron (OSS) inspect and pack parachutes that could save a pilot’s life. These Airmen have an important job requiring them to look at every piece of the parachute before it is packed and

  • Certified instructor brings a challenge

    Sweat dripped down their red faces into puddles on the floor as the members tried to catch their breath. The fitness instructor encouraged them to power through the hour-long class. By 6 a.m. the members would have completed an intense workout using just a band.

  • 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

  • Rewarded by running

    Trying to control his breathing whilehis heart is pounding, blood is pumpingand sweat is streaming down his face ashe pushes himself to run faster and longer.Running to his limit and not stopping untilhe reaches his goal. He knows that hewill reach it today. Telling himself that hewon’t leave the

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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