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  • 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

  • Quiet professionals ensure wing's A-10s improve with A.G.E.

    If you thought age on an airplane was bad, think again. In the 442nd Maintenance Group, the AGE refers to Aerospace Ground Equipment and it's almost as vital as the aircraft in the completion of the Air Force mission. Anything from generators to gas-driven compressors to hydraulic test stands to

  • Wing's recruiters earn AFRC awards

    The 442nd Fighter Wing's recruiters rounded up some honors at the Air Force Reserve Command Recruiting Service banquet in Washington D.C., Nov. 2.The top in-service line recruiter gold medal was awarded to Master Sgt. Jerry Hancock. As the in-service recruiter at Whiteman Air Force Base, Sergeant

  • Commentary: Airmen in Afghanistan doing more than flying

    There's a lot happening in the War on Terror that doesn't make the front page.For more than four months I had the honor of serving in Afghanistan, along-side our wing's pilots and maintainers, as part of the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing. I traveled extensively, covering Air Force stories across the