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  • 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

  • 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