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  • <font color="red">Exercise, exercise, exercise:</font> Team Whiteman recovers from base's worst night-MARE

    Warning sirens blared March 10 at 9:30 a.m. here as a Tornado Warning was issued base-wide. At approximately 9:50 a.m. a tornado touched down near base housing and moved North through the base leaving destruction in its wake. As quickly as the tornado touched down, it was gone, but not before leaving a duplex housing unit in ruins and causing major
  • Heritage Wall honors Whiteman Airmen

    Whiteman Air Force Base enlisted Airmen have engaged battle hardened enemies in Afghanistan, fought off insurgents in Iraq after suffering blast injuries, and refused to leave Airmen behind in the carnage of the Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia. Whiteman's legacy of valor is also wrought by less harrowing stories of airmen torquing
  • 64 years in the making: WWII Vet receives Distinguished Flying Cross

    After more than 60 years, an Air Force World War II veteran was formerly presented the Distinguished Flying Cross Dec. 6 during a ceremony here. Edward Ireland was presented the medal by Brig. Gen. Garrett Harencak in the presence of his family, friends and Team Whiteman members. "What a great opportunity it is for all the Airmen warriors of
  • Air Force EOD embeds with Army Units

    Doing it just because it sounds exciting has a long standing reputation as a major reason why some people lay in hospitals recovering from injuries sustained while having "fun." "It sounded like it would be exciting" is exactly how Senior Airman Aaron Skelton, 506th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight operator, described the reasoning behind his
  • Whiteman DV Lounge dedicated to Maurine Achauer

    Heavy winds didn't keep more than 100 Team Whiteman and community members from attending a ceremony here dedicating the newly renovated Distinguished Visitors' Lounge in honor of long-time advocate for Airmen, Marine Achauer, during a ceremony Nov. 4 outside the Base Operations building. "Maurine truly is the ultimate host of Team Whiteman people,"
  • Air Force EOD embeds with Army Units

    When Secretary of Defense Les Aspin directed the Military Services to open more specialties and assignments to women in April of 1993, it opened a door that nine years later Angela Danene Olguin would walk through. Now, Staff Sgt. Olguin is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal journeyman with the 506th Air Expeditionary Group here, and forward deployed
  • Air Force EOD embeds with Army Units part 1

    Airmen from all walks of life in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal community answered the call when the Army asked for help in the joint effort against improvised explosive devices, thus again ensuring Air Force boots were on the ground and in the fight. "Our primary (tactical control) mission with the Army is to clear IEDs, whether it's roadside
  • Air Force in his blood - 509th MXG commander retires after forty years of service

    A lot of things were going on in1968, Richard Nixon was elected president, Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated and Airman Basic Bob Dulong was dangling two feet off the ground. "I always say that America's greatest asset doesn't come with a serial or tail number, but a social security number," said Brig. Gen.
  • Are you ready for House of Nightmares 2008

    When the crisp cool air of October settles in and the falling leaves cover the land, Halloween is right around the corner. For those that enjoy the fun and creativity of the holiday, this time of year holds several meanings for various groups of people. For trick-or-treaters, this time of year means their sweet tooth cravings will soon be
  • An answered prayer, 509th BW Chaplain receives top award

    "I remember going out the gate at Eglin Air Force Base, as I was leaving active duty in 1977 and praying as I left, Lord if I could ever be an Air Force Chaplain that's what I want to be," said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Steven West, 509th Bomb Wing Chapel. His prayers were answered and his career recently led him to receive the 2008 Air Force Association