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  • From the Frontlines: Staff Sgt. Mitchel Cooney

    From sunrise to sundown, vigilant efforts are needed to help fight the global war on terror. As U.S. and coalition forces assist in the rebuilding of Iraq, third-country-national workers, or TCNs, are brought onto installations to build, clean and learn under the watchful eyes of their escorts.

  • Whiteman ready for first AFGSC Global Strike Challenge

    A total force team from the 509th and 131st Munitions Squadron were put to the test during a practice competition Monday in preparation for the first Global Strike Challenge later this month.B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer, and Intercontinental Ballistic Missile units are competing in

  • Whiteman Airmen "Chute" for Safety

    It's a sunny Tuesday afternoon when you receive an unexpected call. The man on the line informs you an F-16 containing the parachute you personally packed, just went down. Do you trust your work? Are you in fear for the Airmen's lives?Master Sgt. Timothy Mertes, 509th Operations Support Squadron

  • From the Frontlines: Master Sgt. Lowell Morris

    Flying blind is not an option. Combat missions are crucial to supporting overseas contingencies, allowing for no errors by everyone involved.To execute these missions effectively, Airmen like Master Sgt. Lowell Morris, a 509th Operations Support Squadron combat airspace management technician, are

  • Crew chiefs keep jets flying

    With tools in hand and grease under their fingernails, Senior Airman Bradly Bowen and Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Durham step out into the early morning, hazy sunlight and head toward their "office." With the temperature steadily rising into the 90's and the humidity causing beads of sweat to pour down their

  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Joseph Adams

    Often times, the sound of a rumbling engine doesn't leave the everyday driver with qualms of the path which lies ahead. Alternatively, a convoy driver can find themselves in difficult and dangerous situations with every mile they travel. Although Senior Airman Joseph Adams, 424th Medium Truck

  • 'Dirtboyz' rock the mission

    Rain, shine or snow, Airmen from the 509th Civil Engineer Squadron, can be spotted rolling-out various heavy equipment to ensure the Whiteman mission is completed.Commonly referred to as "Dirtboyz," in view of the fact they're frequently covered in dirt and concrete, heavy-equipment operators are

  • Barksdale lifeguards save life of young boy

    "It was my first day on the job--No one thinks something like this would happen. All I saw was him sinking." This is how Kasey Schluter recalls the day she and her fellow lifeguard, Jacob Navarro, saved the life of a 7-year-old boy at Barksdale's North Pool summer kick-off bash May 28. "We noticed a

  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Gavin Rock

    With a watchful eye, they observe third-country-nationals, in support of the wartime mission. Deployed TCN duty is one that is entrusted to Airmen.Senior Airman Gavin Rock, 509th Communication Squadron airfield systems technician, focused on the safety of the base and his fellow Airmen during his

  • Volunteers improve military children's education at Barksdale

    For children in military families, one of the more difficult challenges can be the many changes of schools that often come with military life. For children at Barksdale Air Force Base, there is an organization designed to help make that transition a little easier - the Barksdale Community Education