• Whiteman Airman performs life-saving aid on airline flight

    Travelling from Pennsylvania to Ohio, Oct. 3, 2019, on an airline flight, Senior Airman Caleb Smith, a 509th Munitions Squadron munition systems technician assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, encountered extreme turbulence.“Halfway through my flight there were strange sounds and commotion

  • Hope: My sword, shield in the battlefield

    As a young child, I routinely dealt with chronic depression. Due to my own ignorance and grave fear of what my family would think, I kept silent on the issue.I carried this with me years after joining the Air Force in 2014. Three years into my service, the internal pain I experienced from bottling

  • Vape safely or not at all

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices.According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from

  • CMSAF Wright visits Whiteman AFB Strikers

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited Airmen stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, October 6-8, 2019.Chief Wright is the Air Force’s top enlisted leader and provides direction to the entire enlisted force. Wright visited the Professional Development Center and Honor Guard, and

  • Whiteman AFB graduates 10th ever female stealth bomber pilot

    Capt. Lauren Kram graduated from Initial Qualification Training, making her the tenth woman to become a B-2 Spirit pilot, Oct. 4.In the B-2’s 30-year history, only 498 pilots have qualified to fly the long-range stealth bomber aircraft. The first female pilot to fly the B-2 was retired Lt. Col.

  • Air Force announces targeted special duty and instructor tour length changes

    The Air Force is reducing targeted special duty and instructor tour lengths. The tour length reduction from four to three years for military training instructors, military training leaders, AETC technical training instructors with prefix “T”, “J”, or “X”, and stateside professional military