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  • Global Strike Challenge 2010: Meet the Maintenance Group team members

    Editor's Note: This is part two in a three-part series highlighting the 2010 Global Strike Challenge Teams. Part three will feature the security forces closer to their competition in November.The second phase of the inaugural Global Strike Challenge competition will get underway at the three ICBM wings starting Monday. Among those being evaluated
  • Global Strike Challenge 2010: Meet the Operations Group team members

    Editor's Note: This is part one in a three-part series highlighting the 2010 Global Strike Challenge Teams. Next week will feature the Maintenance Group teams.Just a short time after celebrating its first anniversary as the newest command in the Air Force, the second phase of the inaugural Global Strike Challenge competition is set to begin Sept.
  • From the Frontlines: Capt. Aaron Tritch

    While deployed to the frontlines, physical fitness is important. It provides strength to endure the toughest situations handed to the individual. Maintaining mental fitness is just as important. Who helps service members maintain mental health while on the frontlines?Capt. Aaron Tritch, a 509th Medical Operations Squadron clinical psychologist, was
  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Alonzo E. Warner

    The explosive ordnance disposal career field places technicians in dangerous situations in which they safely handle live explosives on a daily basis. One Whiteman Airman performed such tasks in order to protect his fellow service members and the Iraqi people.Staff Sgt. Alonzo E. Warner, 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, deployed to Kirkuk Air Base,
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Master Sgt. Rick Stiles

    He isn't sniping Taliban leaders from hilltops; he isn't dismantling Improvised Explosive Devise; he isn't flying a jet over enemy territories to bomb key targets; but he is providing one the most important necessities while deployed: quality of life.Senior Master Sgt. Rick Stiles returned here June 11 from a four-month deployment to Sather Air
  • From the Frontlines Tech. Sgt. Roberto Ramirez Jr

    Aircraft schedulers are like 'coaches' who decide the lineup for the 'big game'. Instead of players, they draw up a list of aircraft best suited to fly, fight and win! These coaches ensure all maintenance requirements needed to make the aircraft operational are met; if not, the schedulers pull the aircraft from the lineup and send in a replacement.
  • The Tradition Continues: Global Strike Challenge

    In late 1966, the Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command announced plans for the first SAC Missile Combat Competition. On Nov. 16 of this year, Global Strike Challenge will kick off in Shreveport, La., at Barksdale Air Force Base. It will mark the 43rd anniversary of the missile competition.The HistoryThe history and tradition of Global Strike
  • BCC links Airmen to surrounding communities

    (Editor's note: This is the first of a series highlighting the BCC featured communities.)WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- Henry Ford once said "Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success."For more than 20 years, Whiteman AFB has been building and maintaining relationships within 18 surrounding
  • Airman's ingenuity prevents short circuit

    Cutting costs and saving money is at the forefront of many organizations' agendas. The law of supply and demand plays a major factor in the price of equipment; finding alternatives to scarce and pricey items is considered a significant win. Staff Sgt. Donnecha Blackmon, 509th Maintenance Group Air Force Repair Enhancement Program lead circuit card
  • 509th LRS, Clinton residents donate school supplies to Kyrgyz students

    "Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be," -- Augustine "Og" Mandino, Bestselling Author.Last month, Capt. Sofia Ciro, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron, currently deployed with the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, requested assistance from the