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  • 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).

  • First car helps build solid foundation

    Gripping the steering wheel and taking a deep breath, he inhaled the new car scent. After months of walking from place to place, the Airman finally had a vehicle to call his own.On July 25, 2016, U.S. Air Force Airman Joerimer Collado, an individual protective equipment (IPE) specialist with the

  • One team, one fight

    Joining the Air Force isn’t just a job. It is an oath, a commitment to a set of values, a lifestyle. However, this doesn’t mean that Airmen shouldn’t have hobbies outside of work.For some, this meant becoming part of the Whiteman Air Force Base varsity traveling basketball team and building

  • Sharp, crisp, motionless: Whiteman AFB Honor Guard performs with pride

    “On behalf of the president of the United States, the United States Air Force, and a grateful nation, please accept this flag as a symbol of appreciation for your loved one’s honorable and faithful service.”For many spouses and family members, a funeral ceremony accompanied by this phrase may be the

  • Biomedical has the fix on your health

    The blood pressure machine beeped as the cuff slowly released the pressure from the patient’s upper arm. Standing at five foot ten inches, the dedicated long distance runner thought this would be a routine check-up. However, to his surprise, the nurse read off the measurement to be 140 over 90. Does

  • Whiteman Airman receives 2016 JINSA Grateful Nation Award

    Every year since 2003, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) Grateful Nation Award is presented to six members, one from each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces and the U.S. Special Operations Command, who are recognized for having distinguished themselves through superior conduct

  • Talons Out: Companion Trainer Program keeps pilots in air

    The T-38 Talon plays a vital role in the Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., mission; it provides the needed training for pilots to keep the B-2 Spirit in the air. Pilots have monthly in-flight training requirements that must be met in order maintain their mission ready status. Every pilot stationed here

  • 13 BS upholds legacy: I wanted to fly

    Retired Col. Alvin R. Fortney commanded the 13th Bomb Squadron (BS) during the Korean War from December 1951-July 1952. Since he held the rank of major at the time he was selected, Fortney also received a spot promotion to lieutenant colonel as the position was slated. During his command, he was

  • More than surviving

    "Other people get cancer, not me," said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lauren Palmer, a 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) commander support staff (CSS) personnel craftsman. "That will never happen to me."That's exactly what Palmer thought--even after she noticed a lump on the bottom of her neck