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  • From the Frontlines: Lt. Col. Joe Hall

    Deployed from his position as the 509th Bomb Wing chief of plans and programs and B-2 instructor pilot, Lt. Col. Joe "Spanky" Hall is now commanding the Air Force's largest squadron. Colonel Hall is currently deployed to Camp Phoenix, Kabul, Afghanistan, as the commander of the 855th Air Expeditionary Squadron.The 855th AES contains more than 1,000
  • Avoid grilling dangers

    Just a few short days into summer, many have sensed the aroma of the burning charcoal of a barbeque grill. Be that as it may, lying just above those hot dogs and hamburgers lingers a catalyst of potential danger if proper safety measures aren't taken."Anytime fire is involved, precautionary measures should be taken seriously," said Tim Robinson,
  • Whiteman Airman helps make Twilight Tattoo an event to remember

    A Whiteman Airman helped make the Twilight Tattoo ceremonial engagement memorable for many in attendance at the Bolling AFB Ceremonial Lawn June 13. Capt. James Hayes III, a B-2 pilot, flew over the Twilight Tattoo, although his roots are actually in Virginia, where he graduated from West Springfield High School as the valedictorian of his
  • The right ingredients

    A line of hungry customers extends 10 feet from the counter to the door. Drawn by the smell of sizzling peppers and bacon, they are met by the smiling faces of the Whiteman Bowling Center "morning crew."The staff of the morning crew seems to have the right ingredients to settle their customers' grumbling stomachs, hoping to start their day with a
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Gavin Rock

    With a watchful eye, they observe third-country-nationals, in support of the wartime mission. Deployed TCN duty is one that is entrusted to Airmen.Senior Airman Gavin Rock, 509th Communication Squadron airfield systems technician, focused on the safety of the base and his fellow Airmen during his deployment to the Transit Center at Manas Air Base,
  • TFI team works seamlessly during Guam deployment

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - It's been more than three months since Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing here deployed with active duty Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing to support B-2's continuous presence in the Pacific. This deployment is only the second time the Air Guard has deployed with the 509th Bomb Wing since the 131st Bomb Wing
  • Major takes off to new heights

    Within a few years, she became spacey - literally - planning to eventually work for NASA as an astronaut, something she knew she could only do if she joined the Air Force and became a fighter pilot. Today, nearly 20 years later as an active-duty pilot for the 303rd Fighter Squadron, part of the 442nd Fighter Wing, Maj. Olivia Elliott is one step
  • From The Frontlines, Senior Airman Stephanie Holt

    While some may think that the most difficult part of being in combat is dodging bullets, for one Airman, the most difficult part was leaving her then eight-month-old daughter - but it was a sacrifice that had to be made.Senior Airman Stephanie A. Holt, a vehicle operator and dispatcher recently returned from a nine-month deployment to Camp Arijan,
  • AFPAAS provides accountability in disaster situation

    When Hurricane Katrina hit, many Americans were displaced from their homes. The aftermath of the disaster indicated the need for a highly effective accountability plan. To prepare for future crisis situations, the Air Force adapted a program from the Navy.The Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System is an accountability program for
  • Exploring ways to save energy

    Earth is home to more than 6.5 billion people, the majority of whom are consumers of energy. Future generations are dependent on everyone to find renewable energy sources as the U.S., and other countries attempt to preserve the Earth. In an effort to further promote the Air Force's energy initiatives, Team Whiteman continues to build on both