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  • Airman, Soldier assist collision victims

    Servicemembers from Whiteman, an Airman and a Soldier, assisted victims of a two-vehicle collision, April 9, 2010, near intersection M-131 and U.S. Highway 50, in Pittsville, Mo. "As I crested a hill, about a half mile from the intersection; I caught a glimpse of the underside of a pickup truck mid-roll just prior to seeing a huge dust cloud erupt
  • From the Front Lines: Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Hasty

    In the middle of the 2009 - 2010 white winter, while Airmen were clearing the powdery streets of Whiteman, a 509th Medical Group Airman was deployed to sunny Soto Cano Air Force Base, Honduras. "It was rough having to miss out on all the cold weather this past winter," said Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Hasty, 509th MDG NCO in Charge of Pediatrics. "I had to
  • Starting line of leadership

    In the words of the great Vince Lombardi, "Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve ... any goal."At some point in every Airmen's career they will learn to be one of the "chiefs of the tribe." The Whiteman Airmen Leadership School is a building
  • Innovation at its best

    It's been said, necessity is the mother of invention. Ideas take shape, from chemical reactions in the brain, to graphite scratchings on blank paper, to a series of calculations in a computer program, to data fed to a machine which transforms a chunk of aluminum into a valuable tool with the potential to save the Air Force millions of dollars.It
  • Whiteman recycling center helps environment, funds base projects

    As the Air Force continues its eco-friendly trend with greener fuel and power, the Recycling Center at Whiteman Air Force Base provides an alternative to throwing trash to the curb.Located at the corner of 3rd Street and McConnell Ave. on base, the recycling center has more than 20 bins for people to drop off their recyclable material. There is
  • 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