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  • 131st Bomb Wing celebrates 95 years of continuous service

    From Jennies to jets to bombers, the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing has a rich history that dates back to the early days of aviation. The 131st is the 8th oldest Air National Guard wing in the nation, founded by Missouri born aviators Maj. William Robertson and his brothers Lieutenants Frank and Dan Robertson. Federally recognized in Saint Louis on June 23, 1923, the wing is currently celebrating its 95th year of service to the citizens of Missouri and the nation.
  • Family bond gets Veteran Airman through PTSD

    A 30-year career, multiple deployments and two months of intense training could not prepare recently retired Senior Master Sgt. Bob Weber for what he would experience during a 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. "We got there in July," said Weber. "In January, that was when Pharris was killed."Army Sgt. 1st Class Robert W. Pharris was killed in action
  • After the blackout: Missouri Air Guardsman starts life anew

    Being told what he'd done while blacked out from heavy drinking didn't scare Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Buehler. It was a regular occurrence for the 131st Bomb Wing Citizen-Airman.This time, however, he woke up in a hospital bed to learn that he'd intentionally cut his own leg 30 times, fought with six police officers and had to be wrestled into an
  • 131st Airman first in fitness despite having to relearn to walk

    "If you don't start taking care of yourself, you may never walk again."Doctors said this to Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Zuniga in 2006 after a head-on motorcycle accident nearly took his life."I broke four ribs, three vertebrate and my sternum," said Zuniga, a weapons load team chief with the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. "When the doctors looked at
  • Missouri Air National Guardsman receives prestigious safety award

    The Air National Guard Safety Center recently selected Senior Master Sgt. James Sutton, weapons safety manager for the 131st Bomb Wing, for the prestigious 2015 Air National Guard Individual Weapons Safety Award.The annual award recognizes Sutton's contributions to Air National Guard safety and in the Total Force environment with active duty
  • CONSTANT VIGILANCE 16 a profound success for Air Guard integration into B-2 strategic operations

    Exercise CONSTANT VIGILANCE 16 proved to be a total force success story as 131st and 509th Bomb Wing Airmen affirmed their strategic B-2 operational mission readiness and completed the final phase of a plan, 11 years in the making.For the first time in this exercise, Whiteman's total force team included drill-status Guardsmen, or DSGs, according to
  • Be savvy about social media

    Social media is no longer the "new thing." With nearly three out of four internet-using adults using social media, it is a normal part of life for most Americans, including most members of the military.Whether you are active duty or in the Air National Guard, you are well within your rights to use social media. Everything you post on any social
  • Defense Department announces pilot tutor program for service members

    The Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere."If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs help with
  • Opening the Lines of Communication

    The 131st Communications Flight supports and maintains six missions at four locations across Missouri, with four sections working as one to facilitate communication between Airmen and the world.The communication flight's mission is to ensure that everyone on the installation is able to communicate with one another in an efficient and timely
  • Jefferson Barracks Family Day strengthens and builds support

    From ponies to puppies, kids and families spent their time racing across the parade field to take part in the fun. The air had a crisp fall breeze that swept through Jefferson Barracks along with the melodic sounds of the Waterloo German Band at the Family Picnic.  Through the course of the Missouri Air National Guard's Jefferson Barracks Family
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