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  • From the Frontlines: 1st Lt. Tom Meltzer

    More than 6,000 miles from this Air Force Global Strike Command base, 1st Lt. Tom Meltzer, 509th Operations Group chief of target intelligence, was called to serve his first deployment at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Lieutenant Meltzer departed Whiteman May 2010 for six-months and trained at the

  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Dustin Chandler

    Born and raised in Murphysboro, Ill., and now stationed here, Senior Airman Dustin Chandler, 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron, material management journeyman, has comfortably lived in the Midwest all his life. Airman Chandler said he had an experience like no other when he left this Air Force

  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Jennifer Winkels

    Ensuring infrastructure projects were done according to specifications across Joint Base Balad, Iraq, was a duty which was entrusted to Staff Sgt. Jennifer Winkels, 332nd Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of construction management during her last deployment, June 14 to Dec. 26,

  • Barksdale sergeant streamlines maintenance process

    For Air Force maintainers, the shift is not over until the job is finished. This means every minute counts and precious time is wasted every time an Airman has to wait in line for an aircraft part. Where most people saw an unavoidable delay, one Airman found a way to ensure Barksdale and the Air

  • Electrical shop brightens Whiteman

    The Air Force is known amongst the American public as a highly technical service that relies on technological advancements to accomplish its mission. However, without electricity, technology wouldn't go very far. Thirty seven Air Force Global Strike Command Airmen from the 509th Civil Engineer

  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Matthew Street

    For many people, having running water, toilets and water heaters are just an every-day commodity. However, many forget that in several deployed locations these every-day items are luxuries; some that would be difficult to obtain without the help of civil engineers.Staff Sgt. Matthew Street, 509th

  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Brian Kohl

    For many drivers, getting from point A to B is common day-to-day practice. However, many deployed Airmen conducting non-traditional operations down range, face dangers when tasked with convoy duty. The tasking for Air Force Global Strike Command Senior Airman Brian Kohl, a 509th Logistic Readiness

  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Ricky Mahaney

    A 509th Force Support Squadron force management operations representative here left the comfort of his desk to face the challenge of the front lines of Southwest Asia Feb. 22. Senior Airman Ricky Mahaney said his deployment wasn't as much of a change as he expected, but the experiences he received

  • From the Frontlines: UT1 Micheal Damato

    "What stood out most was the effort made by a group of Sailors from different Navy commands, different Navy jobs, Reserve and Active Duty. They were asked to integrate into the Army culture and perform one of the most important missions in Iraq. This mission was 24-7 where our guard force stood