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  • 131st Air National Guard personnelist earns perfect score at tech school

    A 131st Bomb Wing personnelist recently represented the Missouri Air National Guard with excellence by receiving a perfect score during the Air Force personnel apprentice course.Tech. Sgt. Blake Enneking, 131st Force Support Squadron personnel systems manager, recently earned a perfect score, in addition to receiving Distinguished Graduate honors
  • Jefferson Barracks Family Picnic builds support for Guard mission

    The kids ran from bounce houses to build bug houses. Their faces were painted as Spiderman or decorated with butterflies. Families could smell the barbecue as soon as they entered the front gates. The cheers from the softball and volleyball fields could be heard halfway across base. But, the camaraderie built during the annual Jefferson Barracks
  • 'Gooney Bird,' staple of WWII, Berlin Airlift, flown by Missouri Air National Guard

    When the U.S. Army Air Corps began its pursuit of airlift superiority in 1944, the Air Corp started with one of the most versatile planes manufactured during the World War II era - the C-47 Skytrain. And, for more than 22 years, the Missouri Air National Guard flew its own Skytrain, dubbed the "Gooney Bird." Believed to have been flown during the
  • From active duty to Missouri Air National Guard, a maintainer's road to recruiting

    After nine years in the active duty Air Force, Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swanson recently joined the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing as a production recruiter here.Swanson, originally from Rock Falls, Illinois, enlisted in the United States Air Force in February 2001. After one year out of high school, Swanson was ready to do something
  • AF to every Airman: Tell us your story

    Air Force leaders want Airmen to share their stories with the world and designed the 2014 American Airman Video Contest with that purpose in mind."Every Airman has a story -- and smartphone technology now allows those Airmen to share those stories to a wider audience than ever before," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh, III.The
  • Think before sending: Protecting PII

    Network security is more than just a buzzword. It is an important tool used to secure not just information related to national security but also personal security. The Air Force, Army and the entire Department of Defense take information assurance and the protection of personal information seriously.As of October 2013, individuals who
  • From the zoo, to Missouri Air National Guard blue

    For one Missouri National Guardsman, life as a Citizen-Airman is far from the wilds of her civilian career.Airman Casey Self, a zookeeper at the Kansas City Zoo, joined the 131st Bomb Wing to expand her resume from taking care of animals on land and water to people in the sky as well."When I moved to the Kansas City area and learned more about
  • To Will, or not to Will? A Question and Answer discussion with the 131st Bomb Wing Legal Office

    During the 131st Bomb Wing annual training week, I had the opportunity to visit with Lt. Col. Jason Klumb, 131st Bomb Wing staff judge advocate, and Master Sgt. Erika McFarlane, the law office superintendent, to discuss the 131st Bomb Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, legal office and the services they provide. While the legal office provides
  • LRS Airmen keep 131st mission-ready at all times

    Three senior airmen from the 131st Logistics Readiness Squadron have a critical role in ensuring the Airmen of the 131st Bomb Wing are supplied with the uniforms and equipment they need to carry out the Wing's mission.Senior Airmen Adam Catts and Jeremiah Pressley, who work in material management, and Senior Airman Clarissa Worley, who works in
  • Air Guard mechanics live total force integration

    Tucked away in Whiteman Air Force Base's vehicle maintenance building, four Airmen from the Missouri Air National Guard's 131st Bomb Wing are living up to the idea of total force integration.The Airmen, who work in the vehicle maintenance section of the 131st Logistics Readiness Squadron, have a crucial mission for the wing, said Senior Master Sgt.
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