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  • Air Force Reserve 68th Birthday Celebration

    The Air Force Reserve was created as a separate component on April 14, 1948, when the Army Air Corps Reserve was transferred to the Air Force. Our theme for this year’s celebration is “stationed locally, serving globally.” Let us continue our proud heritage as innovators, community members, and Citizen Airmen.
  • Jaded Thunder: Exercise helps sharpen combat readiness

    The 442nd Fighter Wing here recently participated in a special-operations forces training exercise called "Jaded Thunder" in Florida. This exercise helped ensure the wing and its personnel are ready to both deploy and execute wartime tasks across a wide range of functional areas. Exercises validate training and readiness, ultimately ensuring
  • Commentary: 2013 -- Looking Ahead to Excellence

    Happy New Year and welcome back to our first drill weekend of 2013! I hope all of you enjoyed some well-deserved time off to recharge your batteries and spend time with friends, families and loved ones.2012 was a great year for mission accomplishment in the 442nd Fighter Wing (thanks to you!), and I think this year will be even better as we pursue
  • Mission success in 2012: Halfway there

    Well team, we're halfway through 2012, and the 442nd Fighter Wing has already excelled in mission accomplishment from combat operations to safely bringing our people back home. Supporting Deployments is the wing's top priority for 2012, and that includes our combat deployments as well as the deployments for training that are happening this summer.
  • Boy Scouts remind Airmen of mission

    The B-2, maintained and operated here at Whiteman by active-duty and National Guard Airmen is an amazing example of the Air Force's power but, as we all know, the security surrounding the aircraft is tight, to say the least. There is something to say for the A-10 displayed by the fact that our visitors may get up close and personal to our aircraft
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