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  • EFMP smooths transitions for dependents with ASD

    Parents deploying, permanent changes of duty station and switching schools come with the territory of being a military child. But, for approximately 20,000 of these children, there is an added layer of complexity: living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to the Centers for Disease

  • Past meets present: The 13th Bomb Squadron

    Three U.S. Air Force veterans visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., to help solidify the bond shared between the brothers and sisters of their past unit, the 13th Bomb Squadron (BS). The veterans spoke with different Airmen in the 13th, learning about their current mission as well as sharing stories

  • Behind the scenes: Making the holiday season special for veterans

    Bells ring as spare change is dropped into a small, red kettle. Gifts of different shapes and sizes, which will soon brighten a child's holiday, are placed under the angel tree. Random acts of kindness can be seen all around. It's the time of year when many people are filled with a desire to serve

  • POL fuels the mission

    The 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) flight works around the clock to fuel the diverse missions of Whiteman Air Force Base. With timeliness and proficiency, they are able to maintain fueling expectations for operational purposes. The POL flight's mission

  • Conserving energy, cutting costs

    October is National Energy Awareness Month which encourages the practice of energy saving methods such as turning off lights and unplugging appliances.Energy, an essential resource to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., is necessary for Airmen to accomplish daily tasks such as operating aircraft, using

  • Remembering our American heroes

    Over 70 years ago, Airmen were chosen for a highly secretive assignment that would be remembered long after the end of World War II (WWII).Commanded by Lt. Col. Paul Tibbets Jr., they were known as the 509th Composite Group (CG) and were to be based in Wendover Army Air Field, Utah to conduct the

  • Paving roads with diligence

    The pavement designed for vehicle transportation, fences used to safeguard the installation's perimeter, and signs for directions are all fruits of the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) pavement and equipment shop's hard work. Rain, sleet or snow, they are constantly grinding to ensure the

  • Defender continues tradition of service

    There are many reasons one might join the U.S. Air Force. Some join for the education benefits, while others join for job stability. Some join to uphold a legacy of three generations of Airmen in their family.Airman 1st Class Cody Seiber, 509th Security Forces Squadron defender, recently arrived at

  • Whiteman Warriors display the art of weapons loading during GSC

    A crew comprised of four Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing and four Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing participated in the 2015 Global Strike Challenge (GSC), Aug. 11 and 12, 2015, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.The GSC involves several bomb and missile wings from Air

  • Ready, set….load

    Integrated teams from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participated in the bomb build and load portion of Air Force Global Strike Command Global Strike Challenge here Aug. 11 and 12.The conventional load competition entails demonstrating loading procedures in accordance with technical orders (TO) in a