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  • Tricare officials encourage eye exams

    Maintaining healthy eyes and vision is an important part of personal safety and quality of life. Getting an eye exam is a smart idea for anyone, whether or not he or she has vision problems. Active duty family members can get a routine eye exam every year, and retirees and their family members enrolled in Tricare Prime can get one every two years.
  • From the Frontlines: Chaplain (Capt.) Curt Cizek

    As the security forces Airmen prepare to go outside the wire, readying their armor and automatic rifles, Chaplain (Capt.) Curt Cizek began putting on his spiritual armor and readying his metaphorical weapon: his faith.Chaplain Cizek recently returned from Camp Bucca, Iraq, where he spent six months tending to the spiritual and emotional needs of
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Lisa Castillo

    With more than 10 deployments under her belt, seasoned deployer, Tech Sgt. Lisa Castillo recently returned from yet another overseas tour.This time her assignment did not include living in a tent or packing sand bags, Sergeant Castillo was deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia providing support to transitioning servicemembers from
  • Security Forces: Taser trained, ready to operate

    Expletives filled the room, as members of the 509th Security Forces Squadron took turns at the hands of Billy Matheny and his 50,000-volt Taser. Mr. Matheny, part of the civilian SF instructor team, lead a classroom introduction to Taser use and safety, followed by a hands-on demonstration where volunteers could taste the agony they might one day
  • B-2: Calling Whiteman home for 16 years

    It emerges above the tree line with a quiet rumble - a slender, dark figure rising into the twilight of a frigid Missouri evening. The thin grey line grows into the shape of a giant wedge as the craft banks right, on course to destroy. The craft levels out and disappears into the clear, blue evening sky, not to be seen by human eyes again until it
  • Whiteman Airman attributes success to leadership, family

    Editor's note: "From the Frontline" is a weekly column highlighting currently deployed Team Whiteman members, or those who have recently returned from deployment. This week's deployed member is Senior Airman Steven Edwards.Whiteman Airman Steven Edwards is currently deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron in Southwest Asia, in the
  • Military spouses gain the right to choose legal residency

    On Nov. 11, 2009, President Barack Obama signed legislation giving military spouses the same right enjoyed by service members of picking their state of legal residence. The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act would affect issues ranging from driver's licenses and vehicle registration, to voting rights, property ownership and taxation.Here is a
  • Propulsion Flight: The power behind the machine

    Weighing in at 160,000 pounds, its capability to penetrate air defenses and threaten effective retaliation providing a strong, effective deterrent has made it a combat force known worldwide; however, the B-2 would not be able to get off the ground without the work of a small team of Airmen here. The 509th Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight's
  • Preventing the 'after-the-holidays bill blues'

    Walking through a shopping mall, it's difficult not to notice holiday decorations, additional customers, and retailers claiming to offer the best deals of the season. Before pulling out their wallets, Airmen are encouraged to keep a few things in mind to help prevent the "after-the-holidays bill blues."The Airman and Family Readiness Center staff
  • Air Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing help man aircrew flight equipment operations

    Missouri Air National Guard and active duty Air Force are working together to make the B-2 Spirit mission at Whiteman Air Force Base a success.The 131st - formerly a St. Louis-based fighter wing - changed designations to a bomb wing and moved to Whiteman as a classic associate unit. That mission is aimed towards achieving what the Air Force calls -