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  • U.S. Strategic Command's Exercise Global Thunder set to begin

     U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) headquarters staff, components and task forces will participate in exercise Global Thunder, which starts Oct. 24.The annual command post and field training exercise is designed to train USSTRATCOM forces and assess joint operational readiness across all Unified Command Plan-assigned mission areas."Testing our
  • Major Nelsen Takes Command of 131st Civil Engineer Squadron

    Maj. Daniel Nelsen took command of the 131st Bomb Wing's Civil Engineer Squadron during a change of command ceremony held during drill weekend Oct 1.Nelsen assumed command of the unit from Lt. Col. Lane Endicott during a ceremony presided over by 131st Mission Support Group Commander Col. Mike Jurries. Nelsen previously served as a drill-status
  • Every Airman Plays a Role in Suicide Prevention

    The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but you don't need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That's a key part of the Department of Defense's #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.   "We're sending the
  • Colonel Boothman Takes Command of 157th Air Operations Group

    Col. Bill Boothman took command of the 157th Air Operations Group during a change of command ceremony on the Parade Field during September drill here today.Boothman assumed command of the unit from Col. Rick Chapman during the ceremony, which was presided over by 131st Bomb Wing Commander Col. Ken Eaves. Boothman previously served as acting
  • Chief Settle Moves Up to Command Chief Role

    Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Settle took the reins as the top enlisted professional of the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing here during August drill.Settle started her career in 1996 as an active duty aerospace medical service specialist and transitioned to the Missouri Air National Guard in 2008 as a drill-status guardsman, while also
  • REAL ID Act changes affect MO, MN, WA, American Samoa ID holders

    Whiteman AFB no longer accepts the following state issued driver licenses (DL) or state issued IDs that do not meet the Real ID Act of 2005 standards for unescorted access purposes: Minnesota, Missouri, Washington, and American Somoa.
  • 231st Citizen-Airmen travel to Honduras in support of new Air Force initiative

    The 231st Civil Engineer Flight, Missouri Air National Guard, sent five officers to help inventory and inspect buildings at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, between January and May.In the last year, the 231st CEF received the tasking to assess buildings as part of the new Air Force-wide initiative to evaluate all buildings before the end of fiscal
  • 131st Bomb Wing pilot reaches 1,500-hour milestone

    A training mission that took place July 9 marked a significant accomplishment in the flying career of a Missouri Air National Guard pilot. During the mission, Lt. Col. Jared Kennish, the 131st Operations Group commander, became one of the only B-2 Spirit bomber pilots to ever reach 1500 hours in the stealth aircraft. Kennish attributed his
  • Load crew member's career comes full circle

    Many times senior non commissioned officers do not have the chance to go back and get their hands dirty, but one master sergeant had the opportunity to see his career come full circle."I started my career off loading and I wanted to end my career loading," said Master Sgt. Allen Anderson, an aircraft armament systems mechanic assigned to the 131st
  • Belardo accepts 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon

    Lt. Col. Michael Belardo assumed command of the 131st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing July drill weekend here.Belardo, previously the director of operations for the 509th Operations Support Squadron, is replacing outgoing squadron commander Lt. Col. Matthew Calhoun, who will serve as the new