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  • 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
  • A matter of life and death

    In fiscal year 2009, the families of 47 Airmen answered their doors to find commanders, first sergeants and chaplains dressed in service dress, informing them they would no longer see their loved ones alive. These Airmen didn't die on the front lines of the battlefield. They died in friendly neighborhoods around the world. They died by accident.
  • Three Malmstrom members selected for Tops in Blue

    Three members of Malmstrom Air Force Base were selected to be a part of the U.S. Air Force's premier entertainment troupe, Tops in Blue. Results were publicized March 1 that 1st Lt. John Early, a 10th Missile Squadron ICBM combat crew commander; Senior Airman Adam Rideaux, 341st Medical Group medical technician; and Airman 1st Class Breyson
  • AR shop provides heavy maintenance for B-2 Spirit

    Even with its advanced technology, many back-up systems, skilled maintainers and other goodies that no one can talk about, the B-2 can still break hard.When it comes to something more than routine maintenance, the crew chiefs of the 509th Maintenance Squadron Aero Repair Shop step up to the plate."We are crew chiefs in essence," said Tech. Sgt.
  • From the Frontlines: Senior Airman Kenny Holston

    He shrugs on his armor and readies his weapon, preparing for a mission outside the wire. As the troops move out, M4s at low-ready, Senior Airman Kenny Holston, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs photographer, is already shooting.Deployed to Forward Operating Base Lindsey, Kandahar, Afghanistan, Airman Holston works closely with Army, Marines and Afghan
  • Ambulance Services brings life-saving skills to the fight

    When an accident or life-threatening situation occurs, the 509th Medical Group Ambulance Services flight is prepared to provide immediate emergency services and, if needed, transportation to the nearest medical facility.With 10 Airmen on alternating 24-hour shifts, Ambulance Services is responsible for medical protection to the Whiteman AFB
  • Whiteman pilot reaches 1,000-hour milestone

    "The sun was coming up over Manhattan as we re-entered the U.S. at 20,000 feet," said Lt. Col. Dave Anderson, 394th Combat Training Squadron chief of B-2 training systems at Whiteman Air Force Base. "As I banked the plane to turn on course, I looked right down my wing into Ground Zero. Then, as we rolled out, on our way back to Whiteman, we could
  • Wheel and Tire Shop keeps jets rollin'

    The majority of aircraft maintainers focus on keeping jets in the air, but the Airmen at the 509th Maintenance Squadron Wheel and Tire Shop have a different focus: getting those jets back to terra firma.  The two-member shop that maintains all of Whiteman's B-2 and T-38 tires is rarely idle, as a steady stream of Magnesium and rubber rolls through
  • Start Smart scores at Youth Center

    An early springboard into the world of youth sports, the Whiteman Youth Center provides both children and parents the opportunity to bond by participating in the Start Smart sports developmental program. Start Smart introduces 3-to 5-year-old children to different sports including basketball, soccer, T-ball and flag-football. Each, are a six-week,