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  • Commander commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

    Americans will soon pause to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his enduring legacy of equality and respect for other regardless of their race, gender or religion.His “I Have a Dream” speech given in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. was arguably the most famous of the Civil Rights Movement and still serves as an example of how
  • Have an answer to the million dollar question

    “Why did you join the Air Force?” On the surface, the question begs for an informational response. However, if given the opportunity to ponder, reflect, individuals may find this question intimidatingly complex.
  • Other Hand Awareness: A simple approach to modern problems

    As with many of our duties, asking the important questions and noting simple changes could spark the flame of an entirely new way to complete a process or give valuable time back for other tasks that need to be completed. Footprints weren’t left on the moon by people who walked to work staring at the ground. Each of us has the opportunity to make an impact just as those pioneers did.
  • 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