• Spit it Out!

    "People turn to nicotine use for various reasons,” said Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron Health Promotion Program coordinator. “For many it is the false sense of happiness from the stimulation of dopamine.”The Health Promotion Program teamed up with the 509th

  • Cold water rescue: You can never be too prepared

    Richard Straud, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight crew chief and U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Johnathan Cruize, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, practice cold water rescue, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Feb. 19, 2021. The Fire Protection Flight takes advantage

  • CMSAF Bass visits Whiteman AFB

    Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, speaks with Airmen assigned to the 509th Security Forces Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Nov. 10, 2020. The 509th SFS provides security for all personnel, protection-level resources and other base assets assigned to the 509th Bomb

  • The 8th Air Force command team visits Whiteman Air Force Base

    U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mark Weatherington, 8th Air Force and Joint-Global Strike Operations Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Melvina Smith, 8th AF command chief, visited Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, Aug. 24-25, 2020.  During the tour, Weatherington and Smith visited Airmen, received

  • Recalling a long history of service

    There are many unsung heroes in the U.S. Air Force and not all of them wear the uniform. Everyday there are hundreds of federal employees, contractors and volunteers who are committed to ensuring the mission continues.Christine Roop, the 509th Bomb Wing executive assistant to the commander, is one