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  • 131st Bomb Wing Heritage Park...sharing the legacy

    The Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing Heritage Park officially opened in June and the installation is now complete with the recent addition of lava rock around the base of each aircraft and the Minuteman statue.The Citizen-Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing at Whiteman, who were not with the wing at it s previous location at Lambert Field in
  • 131st Citizen-Airmen Set Sights on Air Force Marathon

    Despite the sweltering heat and humidity typical of a summer here, Citizen-Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing are at the tail end of a 12-week strength and conditioning regimen designed to prepare them to run the Air Force Marathon.For Staff Sgt. Ashlea Garrison, 131st BW Commander's Support Staff administrative
  • Ready, set….load

    Integrated teams from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participated in the bomb build and load portion of Air Force Global Strike Command Global Strike Challenge here Aug. 11 and 12.The conventional load competition entails demonstrating loading procedures in accordance with technical orders (TO) in a timely manner."We basically merge technical data
  • Whiteman library: Answers for the future, knowledge of the past

    The instant patrons walk in, the newest books line the shelves to their right. Tread a little further, and the staff manning the desk welcome all with a friendly smile.Whether for information, education or entertainment, the library offers an opportunity to experience and learn new things and get a glimpse at other cultures, histories, realms of
  • Spencer reflects on 44-year career

    In the early 1970s, America was at a crossroads. The Vietnam War raged on, seemingly with no end in sight, and many Americans felt forced to choose to either support the administration or protest the conflict, which left many families across the nation bitterly divided.In 1970, when U.S. forces launched an invasion into Cambodia to attack North
  • AF launches MyVector, mentorship resources for Airmen

    The Air Force recently launched an improved and re-branded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels.The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen."Mentoring and networking are two of the most important
  • 131st Bomb Wing Citizen-Airman is first responder

    A Missouri Air National Guardsman from the 131st Bomb Wing was the first responder on the scene of a serious car accident Oct. 11, 2014.While traveling back to his house after a leisurely day spent with his girlfriend, Senior Master Sgt. Sheldon G. Matthews, the 131st Bomb Wing staff first sergeant, watched as a horrible accident unfolded right in
  • Safeguarding your digital footprint

    Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad.Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and
  • Peer Support Network Ignites Calls for Expansion

    A warfighter contemplating suicide may be helped by talking with a comrade who understands military service and its stresses, the Defense Suicide Prevention Office has found.As the military community marks Suicide Awareness Month, Vets4Warriors, DoD's peer-to-peer counseling hotline, has proven so successful that the United States Special
  • Break a Sweat to Live Longer

    Exercise does a body good. Regular exercise has been shown to reduce your risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and colon cancer. Becoming more physically fit can help prevent injury and speed up recovery from injuries because it builds strong muscles and bones. Exercise helps control your weight as well.Physical activity