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  • The line is ready ... fire!

    Instructors at the Whiteman Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Shop provide more than just firearms training for Airmen."We provide offensive and defensive life-saving skills for Airmen deploying down-range and Airmen required to carry weapons here," said Staff Sgt. John Williams, 509th Security Forces Squadron CATM scheduler. Nine-Airmen-strong,
  • Air Force Assistance Fund aids Airmen

    Editor's note: This is part two of a two-part series highlighting the Air Force Assistance Fund programNow in its second week, the Air Force Assistance Fund has already received $9,248 in donations and will continue to run and accept donations through April 16, 2010."Whiteman's goal is to raise $58,931," said Maj. Patrick Genseal, 509th Bomb Wing
  • Whiteman Airman selected for Tops in Blue

    Airman 1st Class Jonathan Velasquez, 509th Bomb Wing Security Forces Squadron, was recently selected for a year-long tour with the Air Force expeditionary entertainment unit, Tops in Blue.According to their Web site, Tops in Blue provides quality entertainment from within the Air Force for the AF family, with priority to AF personnel stationed
  • Paying tribute to 'Old Glory'

    She was there when George Washington first crossed the Delaware. She was raised when the devastation of Sept. 11, 2001 change American lives forever. She covers the coffins of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and stands watch over the graves of U.S. war veterans. She is the American flag.When the news of the disposal of a number of U.S.
  • The Whiteman Underground

    Buried deep under the Missouri mud at Whiteman Air Force Base, is a series of keys and buttons that, at one time, could obliterate an entire nation if necessary.From 1963 to 1995, Whiteman was home to the 351st Strategic Missile Wing, which operated the Minuteman I and Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon system from the Oscar-01
  • Whiteman celebrates Women's History Month

    On June 12, 1948, the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, Public Law 625, was signed by President Harry S. Truman, which enabled women to permanently serve in the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. This month, as part of Women's History Month, Whiteman celebrates and recognizes the historical achievements women have accomplished thus far."Women
  • From the Frontlines: Airman 1st Class Eric Reed

    When one hears "deployment," a person may typically think of Airmen performing convoy duty, carrying an M-16 and providing direct mission support on the frontlines.Airman 1st Class Eric Reed, 509th Communications Squadron, was not on a typical deployment.Airman Reed worked as assistant and computer system administrator for Maj. Gen. Charles
  • AR shop provides heavy maintenance for B-2 Spirit

    Even with its advanced technology, many back-up systems, skilled maintainers and other goodies that no one can talk about, the B-2 can still break hard.When it comes to something more than routine maintenance, the crew chiefs of the 509th Maintenance Squadron Aero Repair Shop step up to the plate."We are crew chiefs in essence," said Tech. Sgt.
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Kenny Holston

    He shrugs on his armor and readies his weapon, preparing for a mission outside the wire. As the troops move out, M4s at low-ready, Senior Airman Kenny Holston, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs photographer, is already shooting.Deployed to Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Airman Holston works closely with Army, Marines, and
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt Meredith Fekkers

    Her job, stateside, is to work for servicemembers, as NCO in charge of General Law. But, while deployed to Iraq, Tech. Sgt. Meredith Fekkers, 509th Bomb Wing Judge Advocate, worked at the Detainee Legal Operations Center, researching and answering legal-related questions for terror suspects held in custody by coalition forces."My job was completely