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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Eyes of the storm

    It came as a surprise to some; the line of low, dark clouds quickly devouring the western horizon. What had been a still, humid, summer day quickly transformed into torrents of rain, small hail and damaging winds.The forecasters at the 509th Operations Support Squadron Weather Operations Center have

  • Part of the mission

    A necessary component of the B-2 stealth bomber isn't working. The missing piece to this puzzle is among thousands of parts in a warehouse that has no shelves, containers, or systems that organize the items. Instead, there is a massive pile of hundreds of thousands of parts. To prevent chaos, Airman