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  • 442nd team wins intramural basketball championship

    The 442nd Fighter Wing's over-30 intramural basketballers took home the Whiteman Air Force Base championship trophy for the fourth time in five years Feb. 15 in the base gym. The 442nd defeated the 509th Security Forces Squadron 41 to 32 at the end of regulation in a game marked by tenacious defense

  • Chaplain's assitants help meet wing's needs

    Did you know that in a combat zone, parts of the Chaplain Assistant's duties are to be the armed protection for the Chaplain? Chaplains are considered non-combatants, so are unarmed during combat. "The Chaplain Assistant acts as the eyes and ears for a Chaplain", according to Staff Sgt. Allen Haas,

  • Wing's "holy warrior"

    Seeing him for the first time - the burly build, broad shoulders and athletic demeanor - you know this man is something special. Engage Captain James (Jim) Buckman in conversation, and it's confirmed. "Special" is the operative word. "I spent five of my 10 enlisted Army years as a special-forces

  • Wing closed for weather

    Due to severe weather conditions and increased snow drift, Whiteman Air Force Base is closed Tuesday, Feb. 13.Members of the 442nd Fighter Wing are not required to report to work.Col. Steve Arthur, 442nd Fighter Wing commander, urges all wing members to be safe and do not drive unless absolutely

  • Wing's warthogs get smart

    You can build just about anything on a good foundation. Air Force Reservists of the 442nd Aircraft Maintenance and 303rd Fighter Squadrons are being reminded of that as five of the 442nd Fighter Wing's A-10s are being equipped with "smart" color multi-function color display systems. This technology,

  • Personnel center transforming customer-service methods

    "The times, they are a-changing" may say it best for the Air Reserve Personnel Center, based in Denver, as it attempts its biggest change in personnel services yet through its Personnel Services Delivery transformation.Department of Defense and Air Force leadership mandated the change to centralize

  • Guardians of hope: Reservists guard Manas, rebuild lives

    Thirteen Airmen from the 442nd Security Forces Squadron deployed to Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan in March to provide security for military members going to and returning from Afghanistan. When the Airmen came home to Whiteman AFB, Mo, in September, they returned having accomplished their mission, and