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  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Anthony A. Dasilva

    His damp hand clenches the analog of the remote. The sweat dripping off his forehead isn't from the heat ... it's his first time dismantling a live explosive. He has his life, and his teams' lives, in his hands. Senior Airman Anthony A. Dasilva, 509th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, was deployed to Kirkuk, Iraq,
  • ITT 'suits' leisure plans

    Now that warmer weather is here, a vacation or weekend getaway might frequent more Whiteman members' minds. The personnel at Whiteman Information Tickets and Travel want to spread the word about the entertainment opportunities they have available. "ITT is a service travel center specializing in vacation travel for military members and Department of
  • Whiteman remembered in honored tradition

    It's been 69 years since one of Sedalia's own made the ultimate sacrifice; however, his name is one that will not soon be forgotten. Second Lt. George Allison Whiteman, Whiteman Air Force Base's namesake, was paid homage to during the 22nd annual memorial wreath laying ceremony May 22 at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia, Mo. "It's an honor to
  • Spirit Award

    Brig. Gen. Robert Wheeler, 509th Bomb Wing commander, presented the Spirit Award May 19 to Airmen and civilians from a combined working group which consisted of the 509th BW, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, the Air Force Global Logistics Support Center, and Northrop Grumman. General Wheeler nominated the individuals for making revolutionary
  • From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey

    Master Sgt. Robert Van De Hey was on target while training the Afghan National Army Air Corps when he was deployed from January 2009 to March 2010. He helped the ANAAC transition to self-sufficiency, teaching them weapons loading and maintenance procedures.Deployed from the 509th Munitions Squadron, the armament section chief was assigned to the
  • Official Mail Center distributes excellence

    A typical Monday morning finds them with more than 700 tasks.Their tasks -- official government pieces of mail, ranging from small packages to letters and postcards - sent to and from various locations from all over the world.The four civilian Team Whiteman members are charged with inspecting, sorting, delivering and processing the official mail
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin

    In a world surrounded by chaos, death and injuries, few can say they have saved a life, much less multiple. A life-saver is considered by many a hero, or in a more humble term, a medic. Tech. Sgt. Gloria Rapkin, an aerospace medical service technician who was deployed as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team to Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam,
  • Taking training to a new level

    She pitches her sharpened words at him without care. He fights back, but not with words. He returns a fist for every hurtful statement thrown his way. Crimes like this happen, whether the caliber of the situation is similar to the example, or just a verbal disagreement, preparing for these situations requires experience.Leaders from the 509th
  • B-2 brings down the house at Combat Hammer

    High above the Utah desert, a pair of B-2 stealth bombers glide silently through the sky. As the bomb-bay doors open, a rainbow of GBU-31 joint direct attack munitions begin their final descent to the earth, where things aren't so tranquil.The 2,000-pound munitions, guided by global positioning satellites, will impact the earth violently, under the
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly

    Exposed to an array of environmental health spectrums, Tech. Sgt. Erin Connolly, 509th Medical Operations Squadron bioenvironmental technician, stepped-up and finished out a fellow Airman's deployment.She returned in January from a three-month deployment to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, where she worked as a bioenvironmental engineering technician.
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