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  • Base water plant pumps high-quality H2O

    Before flowing from a faucet, fountain or other source on-base, raw water is first treated at the Whiteman Air Force Base Water Treatment Plant to remove any harmful bacteria and unpleasant coloration, taste and odor.To ensure the water treatment process runs smoothly, Airmen and Department of Defense civilians work around the clock maintaining
  • Airfield systems Airmen keep aircraft flying

    Most know that maintenance on aircraft and its systems are vital to mission effectiveness and safety. However, there are airfield systems that are used to launch and land aircraft safely. Who maintains those systems?The 2d Communications Squadron's airfield systems maintenance technicians, maintain these airfield systems, which are used to keep
  • From the Frontlines: Tech. Sgt. Neil Fowler

    Dreams don't come true every day in the military. Often, the needs of the Air Force don't coincide with the wants of its members; but for one Whiteman Airman, all it took was expressing his interest to the right person. A 14-year hydraulic technician, Tech. Sgt. Neil Fowler, currently assigned to the Pacific Air Force 36th Expeditionary Aircraft
  • Community counters hunger

    Nationwide, the economic state for many families is far from well-off, many families have financial wounds within their homes, and the unemployment rate is at a rare high. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national unemployment rate throughout 2009 was 9.3 percent. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that in 2008 almost one
  • 442nd Airmen help honor World War II WASPs

    Five Airmen from the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base traveled to Washington, D.C. last month  to serve as escorts to the Women Airforce Service Pilots and attended their Congressional Gold Medal ceremony, March 10.The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest award Congress bestows to civilians in the U.S. "These women finally received
  • SFS trains to extinguish internal threat

    He went to work, just like any other day. Through the gates and in the door of the shop, greeted by his favorite dirt-bag staff sergeant with a snide remark about how he needed a haircut. But today was going to be different ...Instead of the usual anger he felt when his day was destroyed by harsh words before his first cup of coffee, he
  • The line is ready ... fire!

    Instructors at the Whiteman Air Force Base Combat Arms Training and Maintenance Shop provide more than just firearms training for Airmen."We provide offensive and defensive life-saving skills for Airmen deploying down-range and Airmen required to carry weapons here," said Staff Sgt. John Williams, 509th Security Forces Squadron CATM scheduler.
  • Whiteman Airman selected for Tops in Blue

    Airman 1st Class Jonathan Velasquez, 509th Bomb Wing Security Forces Squadron, was recently selected for a year-long tour with the Air Force expeditionary entertainment unit, Tops in Blue.According to their Web site, Tops in Blue provides quality entertainment from within the Air Force for the AF family, with priority to AF personnel stationed
  • The Whiteman Underground

    Buried deep under the Missouri mud at Whiteman Air Force Base is a series of keys and buttons that, at one time, could obliterate an entire nation if necessary.From 1963 to 1995, Whiteman was home to the 351st Strategic Missile Wing, which operated the Minuteman I and Minuteman II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile weapon system from the Oscar-01
  • Islamic faith, Christian world

    The Islamic faith is known as the second largest religion in the world. One Minot Airman, despite mounting odds, holds strong to her faith while living in a primarily-Christian community."Islam simply means, 'one who submits to God,'" said Airman 1st Class Ashley Avecilla, 5th Bomb Wing public affairs photographer. "It's not difficult to practice