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  • Not a good day for the bad guys

    Ambushed The scene: a road turned battlefield near Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq, Nov. 18, 2005. The Whiteman Airmen involved: Staff Sgt. Andrew Finan, Airmen 1st Class Cody Newsom and Brittany Musleh, 732nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base. Sergeant Finan, Airmen Newsom and Musleh were at the
  • 509th BW commander takes first B-2 flight

    Col. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, completed his first B-2 sortie in the Spirit of Texas Nov. 9. The five and half hour training mission started in Palmdale, Calif., and went over Las Vegas, Nev., Hill Air Force Base, Utah, and the Air Force Academy, Colo., and consisted of an air refueling and two "touch and go" landings before
  • 509th BW Airmen receive Meritorious Unit Award

    The 509th Bomb Wing recently received recognition for outstanding achievement in direct support of combat operations when Air Combat Command officials bestowed the Meritorious Unit Award. The MUA, the services' newest unit-level award, was created in March 2004 to recognize active duty, Reserve and Guard units for exceptionally meritorious conduct
  • Aviator returns to stealth bomber as Air National Guard's first B-2 pilot

    "Hey stranger, I thought you got out!" said Staff Sgt. Tim Owens, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron B-2 crew chief, as Maj. David "Skipper" Thompson approached a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber in one of the aircraft docks. Indeed, Major Thompson, rated in both the F-15 and B-2 aircraft, left active duty Air Force in January 2005, but not of the
  • Community project helps military spouses

    Cinderella was glamorous from head to toe for the night at the prince's ball. Though her dress was elegant and her glass slippers sparkling, she didn't do it alone. It took a fairy godmother to transform her for that ball. Fortunately, looking glamorous for special evenings doesn't take magic for Whiteman spouses. Thanks to a collaboration of the
  • Installation excellence: Whiteman is ACC runner-up, wins $50,000

    Whiteman Air Force Base was selected as Air Combat Command's runner-up recipient in the 2008 Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award installation category Oct. 12. In recognition of Whiteman's accomplishment, Col. Garrett Harencak, 509th Bomb Wing commander, received a check for $50,000 at the ACC commander's conference to use for
  • Deployed 509er earns Navy Achievement Medal

    When two F/A-18 Hornets encountered engine trouble and had to land at an air patch at Ali Al Salem, Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 25-26, Tech. Sgt. Dale Wilson, 509th Operations Support Squadron, currently deployed to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing OSS, spent 36 hours in supporting the aircraft pilots and three Navy maintenance repair teams by ensuring
  • Office of CMSAF marks 40th year

    The date was April 3, 1967, the Air Force wasn't 20 years old and the Department of Defense issued Release Number 274-67. Now, a little more than 40 years since the DoD created the office of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, that moment in our history continues to evolve and become an important part of the Air Force today. In the early 60s,
  • Skills for success

    Boom! The deafening sound of an improvised explosive device going off brings the convoy to a halt as insurgents open fire. The Airmen the convoy is comprised of answer the small arms fire with their own as they set up a defense for the convoy under siege. This is a scenario Airmen, Soldiers, Marines and Sailors are faced with in deployed locations
  • Just the facts about demand reduction

    The staff of Whiteman's Demand Reduction Office has heard just about every urban legend and old wives' tale there is concerning the Air Force's use of random urinalysis to test for illicit drug use. Just a few examples include - "There's no way this is random, I get tested every time I come back from leave!"; "They pick you by the last four of your